A couple times I have posted pictures of my friends' "works in progress" and each time I do, I get lots of questions regarding Nancy's little log cabins.
This is what she had up on the design wall last month when we went up north for our mini retreat.
The picture is very deceiving and hard to imagine just how small these little buggers are.
So, Nancy was kind enough to send me some blow by blow instructions on these beautiful blocks.
First, she starts with the paper piece pattern. Yesssss, that says 3 inches!
Here is one little log cabin.....which is just one quarter of each block.
Here we have four "like" logs.
....and here is a finished block.
This is one of the "66" that you see at the top of this post!!!
Lots of work, huh?!!
Below are the actual comments Nancy sent to me regarding how she puts these together.
Picture 1 is of the paper pattern that I used to paper piece each little block. In the picture I indicated the size (3" x 3") of one log cabin block.
Picture 2 is showing the front and back of the trimmed block.
Picture 3 shows 4 identical blocks and how they will lay in each completed 5 1/2" block.
Picture 4 is the completed 5 1/2" block.
I should have also mentioned that I take the paper off the back of each little log cabin before I sew the 4 units together.....it makes it easier to sew the 4 together. I press the seams open when putting the 4 blocks together. It takes some of the bulk out of the center of the block.
I have to say, that Nancy is enjoying putting these blocks together. She has been working on them for awhile, but when she tires of them, she puts them away and then they come out again at another time.
The three of us ....Sharon, Nancy and myself.....
did some brainstorming for Nancy while we were there. How much bigger should the quilt get? Should it ALL be log cabins. Should she stop now and make borders? Maybe an applique border? Make it a big quilt? Make it a small quilt?
I am thinking whatever Nancy decides to do with these log cabin blocks, it is going to be a beautiful, show stopping, awe inspiring quilt.
Thank you Nancy for sharing this with us.
Anyone wanna put your 2 cents in?