May Craftsy 2012 Quilt Blocks

craftsy 2012 block of the month wonky log cabin may

Don’t be too confused by my post title. This isn’t a time warp. It’s not actually May of 2012. Rather, I’ve been sewing along with the Craftsy 2012 Block-of-the-Month quilt. And I got behind by a month (about which I feel okay because my mom is even further behind). The theme of this months blocks was log cabin. These are two modern takes on the log cabin pattern, a very traditional pattern. The first one is supposed to be  a little wonky, with different size strips. I think I didn’t make mine different enough so it looks unintentionally wonky, not intentionally so.  But, this is a learning process.

craftsy 2012 May block of the month five sided log cabinThe second block is a five sided log cabin, again intended to be freeform and wonky. I think this one looks wonky with intent and I actually like it a lot more than I thought I would. This is a block where my selection of fabrics play on each other nicely. My only frustration is that I didn’t feel like I learned anything this month. I’m a beginning quilter, but I do know how to sew strips of fabric together where it doesn’t matter what size they are and what the seam allowance is.

wonky log cabin closeup quilt block


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  1. I love this! I keep meaning to work on a quilt design (I have big ideas about covering an ottoman with it) but each time I do, I get sucked into sewing another dress. Blergh. Anyway, you’ve inspired me! MAYBE I can stick with it. Although given my reputation, that’s doubtful ;)

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      So glad I could be a source of inspiration! I find that a block-of-the-month project really helps to keep me moving on a quilt project. Craftsy has free ones with video instructions for 2012 and 2013, but there are tons more out there to be found with a little exploration.

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