Wednesday, August 1, 2012


MODERN BEE BLOCK FOR AUGUST - THE LIBERATED LOG CABIN


My block for August is the liberated log cabin. I love quilts that are offbeat and express freedom in design. So I’d like to ask you to create an original free-form block using the log cabin as an inspiration. Please be inspired by the variety of log cabins out there like Courthouse Steps, Half Log, Quarter Log, Bento Box and others.

There are no rules. Edges can be wonky. Seams don’t have to be straight or exactly quarter inch. You can add or delete as you go—and please don’t worry about making a mistake. You don’t even have to use a ruler. Work intuitively without too much planning or worrying about where you are going.

The final block should measure 12 inches (or thereabouts) but don’t worry if it’s a little bigger or smaller, more or less.

I’ve chosen four fabrics, two Kona solids and two prints. You can reverse the printed fabric and use the wrong side for variety (as I did on my block). You can also add your own scraps in a coordinating colorway. 

And also, if improvisation is not your cup of tea, you can still make a traditional log cabin. Most importantly, have fun.


Best,
Binita

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