Saturday, March 6, 2010

Not my Thing

I joined a new and exciting scrap busting quilting bee We are making two blocks for each person.


Leslie requested 15.5-inch wonky log cabins.  She sent some brightly colored fabrics and a bird fabric she wanted to have incorporated into the blocks.


It was a learning experience making these blocks. I have never (intentionally) made a wonky block until now. I was really surprised by the amount of waste created when making the wonky blocks. While making the first block, I just felt like it took forever and was really wasteful. After I moved past that, the second block came together much more quickly and it was more enjoyable. I think this second one turned out nicer as well.


All in all, I do like how they turned out. Better than I expected actually. However, I'd have to say the wonky log cabin is not my thing. And I'm ok with that.

9 comments:

Angie said...

A lot of waste? I always felt like I had less waste, because I could add in the little bits of pieces on another row.

I like your blocks. And, I'm sure your bee person will like them, too, since she apparently likes wonky.

Lisa said...

I know what you mean by a lot of waste. I thought that, too. IMO it's also harder to be "off" than you would think. My tendency is to make the strips straight.

Leslie said...

these look waste. i have never intentionally made a wonky block...anything i have made wonky has either been unintentional or i just used randomly cut pieces i already had.

Laurel H. said...

Wow; the blocks came out GREAT. Especially for it not to be your thing and all. :)

Melanie said...

You did a great job; these blocks are adorable! I agree on the waste in wonky cuts. I like the look, but I can't stomach doing it with any of my prized stash.

Rebekah said...

I agree with you on the waste part. I guess I am just too left brained to pull off the wonky block.

These blocks look great, though and I think you did wonky log cabins perfectly!

Andrea said...

I agree - to make it wonky, it seems you have to cut off more. I guess if you have lots of crooked cuts in your scrap stash it may be easier...but do we often have crooked cuts as quilters? ;-)

Stephanie @ The Shifty Fox said...

Your log cabin is AWESOME>

ali said...

super cute!