Monday, August 11, 2008
August's Common Threads Block
Since I was lucky enough to be assigned July for my month of the Common Threads Quilting Bee, I have only done one block for Rebekah before getting the chance to sit around and have fabulous blocks sent to me in the mail. I was very excited to make another block now that I know what it is like to be on the receiving end. As soon as I read the instructions and saw the fabric, I knew I wanted to do a log cabin block. I usually keep my blocks pretty simple, just to cut down on the production time (or the beast that must finish projects will never be fed) so doing one fancy, super detailed block is a lot of fun.
I really had to push it to get a 12.5" x 12.5" block with the amount of fabric I was given, but somehow I managed to make it work. The few little scraps I have left would make an thrifty quilter so proud. There are a couple of extra seams because I had to sew smaller pieces together but they are pretty subtle for the most part. I am pretty pleased with this block and I really hope Liz likes it.