Some of you may remember the improv Log Cabin quilt blocks I was making last winter using my abundant plethora of red scraps.
Well, for weeks now, I’ve driven past this farmer’s pumpkin patch with cheery sunflowers and thought, I need to get those blocks all pieced together so I can get a picture of the quilt top at least, before those sunflowers are gone. Here’s how that photo shoot went.
Typically around here, September is stunning. The heat has cooled off but we have warm pleasant temperatures and lots of sunny days. It’s the golden month and it’s my favorite. This year, September has been a bit erratic. I knew a storm was going to blow in last night so I asked one of my professional quilt holders (aka: children) to stop at the field on our way to another child’s flag football game (our only moment it would be feasible for quilt pictures that day).
And you can see the results. haha.
This was probably the best picture of the bunch. I thought about scrapping the idea, but then I realized, here’s real life behind the quilt blog. And the flowers still look nice, and may be gone before we get another chance, so I’ll just share the pictures as they are. Pinterest-worthy or not. 😉
We tried laying it on the ground to keep it still (but didn’t dare let go! lol) Not the best picture, but you get the idea. I need to piece a back today and get it off to the quilter’s. So maybe we’ll get some redemptive shots later.
These blocks were so much fun to piece. And it’s like a free quilt, right? Also, lots of sentimental favorites in this quilt, bringing back lots of memories of quilts past. I started my blocks (you can read about their inception as well as learn how to make your own improv blocks here) back in January. I made most of them, but had to set them aside as a bunch of pattern writing deadlines loomed.
But the good part of that was that by the time I was finishing the blocks, I had scraps of my first fabric line, Gingham Girls, ready to incorporate into my quilt. That was pretty neat.
So if you’re looking for a fun, easy project for your scraps, I highly recommend one of these improv log-cabin quilts. You’ll have a great time burning through a lot of those favorite scraps. The one scary (embarrassing) thing: my red scrap bin doesn’t even look like any different. (yikes. #toomanyscraps)
Want to make your own scrap-buster log cabin quilt? You can find the Scrappy Log Cabin Block Tutorial here.
Maybe it’s fall in the air, but I’m in the mood to get out my WIPs (unfinished Works In Progress) and make a dent in them. Nice to have this one checked off the list.
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