Sunday, July 15, 2012

New Fabric, New Quilt

I received a very large box of fabric this past Thursday - ahh!! Exciting! I think you all know the feeling. :) I wanted to start working with it right away, but we had visitors stay with us over the weekend, so I didn't get to do anything until today. It was so hard to wait!! Lol.

I have quite a few WIPs going on right now, so I didn't really need to start anything new.. but the lure of new fabrics sucked me in! I sewed some improvisationalish blocks today. My plan was that I knew I wanted to use the new fabric, and I wanted it to be a rectangular "half log cabin".  I'm sure this block exists, and has a real name, but I don't know what it is, so I'm going with half a log cabin. I sewed four blocks, without measuring the strips. The only thing I know for sure is that I'll have 24 blocks measuring 12"x16", to make a quilt that is 64"x72".

I started to realize that I accidentally created a color scheme that I really liked! The first two blocks shown above have purple, orange, grey and an aqua color.

I can't decide if I should go for a scrappy look, and use all the fabrics, including my stash - or go with a dedicated color scheme. I pulled some fabrics and I think they look really good together, but I really love the scrappy look as well!

Decisions, decisions.. :)


  1. I like the 1/2 log cabin and that color scheme you put together is awesome! Great fabric finds!

  2. All your colors are great!

    Where did you get that text/newspaer print? I have seen some around lately, but I would really love the "Clambake" text.

  3. Wow! that's is some beautiful fabric. I really love the orange and blues. I like your half log cabin! You are very creative. :)

  4. GORGEOUS fabrics, wow! I'm in love. :)

  5. these fabrics and the colors are so pretty...i can't wait to see more of how those blocks come together

  6. totally digging this. scrappy or designated, either way would be great! but i vote scrappy. :D

  7. Oh wow, I would have loved to get that stack in my mailbox!


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