Business first, if you didn’t come from Quiltmaker’s blog, please visit them at
quiltmaker.com/quiltypleasures. You’ll find a lot of good information/inspiration and links to other quilting bloggers (with even more inspiration).
Second, I’m running a little contest for a free copy of the newest, Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 6 which will be out in a few days. The publisher will mail a copy to my winner. My contest is super simple, just leave a comment at the end of this blog (whatever you want to say, ‘hey it’s raining’ will do). I’ll put the names of the commenters in a hat and draw one (promise I’ll close my eyes). I’ll ask the winner for her/his address when I notify.
Now on to the real information:
The block I did for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 6 is a log cabin variation. My inspiration came from a Japanese sashiko design that uses the cute little plover birds and swirls. I arranged four log cabin blocks to look swirly and appliqued simple plover shapes. A little easy embroidery finishes the block off. My log cabins were constructed with pre-pieced logs, so it’s not as complicated as it looks.
|The Block in the Book|
I did a few more blocks in other colors and used other applique designs. Of course the more I did the more I thought of to do. If you make any, please send me a picture!
|Halloween Version, 12"|
|Fall Version, 12"|
|Christmas Version, 8"|
|Spring Version, 12"|
|Close up, Spring Version|
That’s it for now. Don't forget to leave a comment to enter the give-away contest!