Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Log cabin blocks and beautiful fabric

Trimmings blocks so far

This has been a work in progress for a couple of weeks. If you want to see each of these blocks more clearly, here is the link to a set on my flickr page. I received these packages of Trimmings from Umbrella Prints:

Trimmings received to make log cabin blocks

There is a competition. These bits are trimmed from large pieces of linen and organic hemp/cotton fabric that has been hand screen printed in Australia. You make things from the Trimmings and post them on the Umbrella Prints flickr group. (There are many wonderful projects already posted, you may want to have a look.)
The contest closes May 1 and then, after 10 finalists are picked, people vote the winner.

I have been making these log cabin blocks and now I have to decide how to finish them off. They are not big, laid out all together they cover the end of my sewing table, which is about 17"x 20".

Tiny blocks - Trimmings

I am thinking that I might give them each a bit of sashing and quilt them into a mini quilt, or I might attach them with raw edges to a background as I love their raw edge look. Or maybe another idea will develop, I have all of the long weekend to play with them.

I did buy one more package of bright pink and red bits, but I think I will make them, somehow, into a bag. I'll let you know.

I'm linking this to WIP Wednesday, the projects linked there are always worth a look.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced




  1. I really like the idea of leaving them with a raw edge! And a mini quilt seems to be the way to go! Good luck with the competition!

  2. Love your little blocks - anxious to see your next steps with them...

  3. I'm liking the idea of raw edge, too. They are so pretty, you did really well with such wee pieces!

  4. Oh this fabric is great! I too like the idea of raw edges somehow incorporated into it! Let us know when the voting opens up so we can go vote for you to win! It looks fabulous!

  5. I am rapidly growing in love with wonky log cabins. :)

  6. thank you for the nice comment..and love your fabric

  7. The fussy cut green elephants are THE BEST.

  8. Love the elephants. Some of that Aussie fabric is so super. Spindle and Ink?

  9. Gosh, I just love these prints so much. And you're making such fabulous use of the trimmings! Can't wait to see what you do with them from here. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )


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