Remember when I bought Dawn's Log Cabin quilt at auction? And I had removed two odd blocks in an unfinished row? Well, guess what? I turned those two extra blocks into this month's mini.
These are the extras which I decided to separate and reverse.
Why? I don't really know! My plan was to mirror image the original blocks--on the diagonal--and then try to reproduce them. So the green/black stripe in the upper right will now have a more less matching fabric on the lower left.
So as not to get confused with placement, I made xerox copies to use as my guides. The center squares are 2-1/2" finished, the strips are 1" and the blocks are 8-1/4".
I tried to match lights and darks as best I could. Even used a strip of the original paisley backing from Dawn's Snowball quilt. I added the conversational print after nixing a stripe that would have been too dark and used the reverse side of a print for the center square.
All in all I'm happy with the end result except I would have really preferred a ditsy shirting fabric in place of the conversational print I used.
This wonderful high wheeler repro was in Natalie's stash :) The finished piece is 17" x 17". Now I feel the urge to make another Log Cabin quilt--a little larger though--and in browns and neutrals. So easy once you get going!
Be sure and visit Wendy's blog on the 30th when she will post her mini along with links to all the other monthly mini-makers :)
Don't you just love these Chinese Lanterns?? There's a big patch in a neighbor's front yard :)
Enjoy your week!
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