I selected colors in hot pink, mustard, white, navy and mint/light teal.
One of my 2015 goals was to put together a quilt with different sized blocks – making a quilt with several other people seemed like a good opportunity to get at that. The ‘large block variation’ is 12.5x12.5 unfinished. I started with a 3 inch square in the middle and added strings in varying widths between 1 - 2.5 inches with no particular rhyme or reason although I did alternate colors at each turn and kept the logs somewhat straight instead of wonky.
The ‘small block variation’ is made up of 4- 6.5x6.5 unfinished improv log cabin blocks with a total unfinished size of 12.5x12.5 just like the large block. I started with a 2.5 inch square in varying colors and used the same pile of strings for the large block variation using mostly 1 - 1.5 inch wide strings although there were a few that were wider.
Each bee mate will make 2 blocks. I plan to let my bee mates decide which block variation(s) they want to make. That way it will be a fun surprise to see what shows up! I’ve never made a whole quilt with improv log cabins as it seems daunting but I have always admired them. The finished quilt will be donated to charity and should be ready in April.
If you are a beginner to improv log cabins take a look at the tutorial by Heather Jones at Sew4Home My blocks are a little more scrappy and had smaller beginning center squares but the general idea for construction is the same. Do what you like bee mates – it’s going to be amazing no matter what!
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Hi Heather. I popped in here from GYB, but I've seen your work before. I love happy color schemes, and have found them on your blog. Following with anticipation. keep it up!ReplyDelete
Julie @ Pink Doxies
These are gorgeous! Both in style and color. Pinning so I can come back and make my own someday. Might be a great project for my bee. Thanks for the inspiration, and can't wait to see everyone's blocks together!ReplyDelete
Love your colors and this idea. It will be fun to see what the whole thing looks like when you receive all of your blocks.ReplyDelete
i love the colors in this one! bright cheery and super fun.ReplyDelete
can't wait to see the progress :)
This will be a fun one! I need to check my meager stash to see what I've got for these colors.ReplyDelete
Love the colors, blocks and everything! Great first pick, I look forward to making these!ReplyDelete
Love the improv party going on here! Color choices are so good! Well done!ReplyDelete
Those are beautiful colors.ReplyDelete
Beautiful and bright quilt blocks! Love the colors in the log cabin design!ReplyDelete
love your color palette! Dropping in from Lets' Bee Social :)ReplyDelete
Pretty colors! Visiting from FP. :)ReplyDelete
this is beautiful! Thanks for sharing the tutorial link.ReplyDelete
Love the palette you chose for this and the different sized blocks look amazing together!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous and love your colour palette. This will be so amazing.ReplyDelete
Love your choice of colours for your improv blocks. They're lovely!ReplyDelete
LOVE the colors you chose for your blocks. I think it will look amazing.ReplyDelete
That quilt is going to be awesome, I am sure! The colour combo is stunning and the different sized blocks will make a great impact. I am looking forward to see it finished! Enjoy!ReplyDelete