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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Embrace the Bold

I made a second wonky house block and changed the door/window positions.
I am much happier with the house now that it looks like a house.  So I made another one. I set them out to get a feel for the overall look.

I don't like them. I have decided the brown edges that I used to tone them down need to go.  Perhaps wonky blocks should not be toned down.

I embraced the boldness and came up with this one:

Now that is more like what I had in mind!   I really hate to waste my time and effort, so I decided to change the fabric edges on the other three blocks so they would be useable. I did not even remove the brown edges...just sewed right over them with a scant larger seam allowance so no brown shows along the sewn edge.
In case anyone is interested the pattern for this block in from 101 Log Cabin Blocks by Linda Causee. It's number 85. I have mentioned this book before. It's full of great log cabin blocks for foundation piecing.

The flowers on my 'Roses are Red' quilt came from the same book.
You would never think those flowers were a log cabin variation, would you?  Here is a close up of a flower to show you that it's made with wonkly log blocks.
There are two different flowers on the quilt. This one is a rose.

With all the fun, new quilt patterns out there, I still love the log cabin pattern.


Fiesta said...

Zoey, I love house blocks and yours are just adorable!!!

Chris said...

I love the houses and the red flowered quilt. Fabulous!

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