Friday, December 28, 2012

More fun......

I finished the last 20 blocks early in the day yesterday but didn't get down to the design wall until my errands were done.  This is the first layout, a traditional one called sunshine and shadows. 
Then I decided to switch the center section around to dark on the outside and light in the center.  It looks like a table runner with a huge border, but I kind of like it.  This will be 48" x 64" when it is sewn together.
I have reduced the scrap bin of Kaffe fabrics down to half.  Here is the bin after I had already cut a lot of strips the first day.  I wasn't sure I was making any progress yet at that point.
I didn't put this bag of small pieces and narrow strips back into the bin.  I had plans for it.
While watching 3 episodes of "Bones" on Netflix I sorted the bag's contents into groups of sizes.  There are 6 piles of small pieces sorted and a pile of longer strips, all narrower than 1.5".  Then the fun began.
I always make at least 2 blocks at a time and run them through one after another.  This is the first 2, made with a center square and log cabin style piecing.
For the second 2 I pieced a little 4 patch so it looks like a window in the center with courthouse steps piecing.  I think all 4 of these will become mug rugs in a few days.  I probably have enough scraps from the bag to make another 4 blocks.

17 comments:

Lynne said...

I love your variation on the layout!

berylthepearl said...

Your scraps are gorgeous! How fun to play with such beauties!

Sewing Junkie said...

Looks like way to much fun for me. Glad you are having fun with it. Should be interesting to see the outcome as it evolves. Have Fun Today! Chris

HollyM said...

I think playing with bags of scraps is the most fun!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I might have to give Bones a second chance, I tried watching it when it first came on and couldn't get used to it, I think because I read the books it is based on and the character in the book is totally different.
love quilt - I love log cabins

Karen H said...

Beautiful quilt, and love what you've done with the scraps!

hetty said...

Love your scraps. It is so much fun to play with such beautiful scraps.

Quiltedtime said...

I thought about you yesterday while I was ordering some super sale Kaffe fabric online. So beautiful and so fun!

Mary said...

I love the colors in these projects. I looks like you did have fun.

Chris said...

Think I'll do some log cabin play today - love both your quilt blocks and the mug rugs too. Question - it seems like the quilt blocks are made with measured strips, but the mug rugs are just improv style, yes?Start in the center, add a strip and then trimmed to size?

Sheila said...

I like both layouts. Such beautiful fabrics and blocks.
The future mug rugs, the little log cabin style blocks around center squares and little 4 patches are wow! Strips that small are usually tossed, you know! These blocks are going to be some awesome little mug rugs. Little pieces of art.
Thank you for the inspiration :)

Quiltdivajulie said...

FABulous fun!

I like the second log cabin layout - it is traditional but with a great variation.

LOVE watching you play!

Needled Mom said...

What an interesting change up it is when you switched the lights and darks in the middle.

Your mug rugs are going to be wonderful.

JJM said...

WOW what a great post today ! I too like your second layout, but which ever one you decide on will be perfect. It always is fun to see how many layouts you can design with the same blocks.

Your scrap bin is always holds such awesome scraps, more like a treasure chest than a scrap bin. Mug rugs supreme. Just love them.

J~MT

suemac said...

Love your quilt. I have a fondness for log cabin quilts.

Muddling Through said...

I DO like the second layout better - it kind of makes your eyes want to go everywhere at once! And the mug-rugs-in-waiting are gorgeous.

Angel and Kirby said...

I like both layouts. The little blocks are fun!