Saturday, January 20, 2007

Tilted Log Cabins


Here's a fun block I played with last night. I saw this pattern in a new book I got in the mail the other day and couldn't wait to try it. I love making log cabin blocks using the speedy method so I knew this one was do-able in one night. Sure enough, I made 8 blocks like the one on the left. Then, you take and cut off the corners, swap them around, re-sew and, wa-la! You have a whole 'nother block! I still have to refine my measurments, but you get the idea. Since I don't have to go in too early this morning because of the snow, I think I'll work on a few more. I really need to quilt the two quilts I have sandwiched and rolled up, waiting for me in the living room, but I haven't fixed up my area in order to do that. Maybe today if I don't go in to work at all.
Mary, thanks for calling. I'm glad you decided not to get out in this. See you next weekend!
I'm going to shower and get ready just in case three other ladies scheduled for later in the day decide to get out in this mess. I really need to see all three of them since they've all got major jobs scheduled - a highlight and two perms! Jim called and said people are making ruts in the roads and it was a little slick, but he thought I could make it if I go slow. We'll see...

4 comments:

joyce said...

What a great idea. I love the way it looks like a picture in the block. Well done!

Norma said...

I love your blocks! What is the name of the book that you spied this technique in?

Veronica said...

Veronica, what book is this pattern in? I love it!

Thanks!

Judy L.

Samantha said...

That tilted log cabin block is really nifty!