It's time to work on August's block! I have chosen an easy block for this month. August can be a busy month, it's the last summer get-away, time to get the kids ready for back to school and if you're lucky, the garden is in full swing! Lots to do in August. So this month we will make a Log Cabin Block for our Quilt Doodle Sampler Quilt... next month's block will be a little more challenging. But I promise, no more paper piecing blocks in this quilt, last month's was the only one. Have fun with this block, it's another great block to tie some fabrics together in your quilt. August's pattern can be found on Craftsy. Past patterns can be found for the small fee of $1.99 at my Etsy and Craftsy shops just in case you are just joining us or you have missed one. I used up 'scrap' pieces from the other blocks to complete my Log Cabin block. I used light and dark fabrics.... here's how I made mine....
|I have quite a pile of fabric to work with...|
|I labeled my pieces as I cut them out of my light and dark fabrics.. A thru H.|
|The Log Cabin pieces laid out as they will appear in the block.|
I find it easier to piece the block when I have it laid out and
ready to go.
|Start out by sewing your G light strip to your H dark square....|
|Then add the F light strip to your HG section...|
|Then the F dark strip to the FGH section...|
|Keep following the block chart from the directions and keep adding strips...|
|It's starting to look like a Log Cabin block.|
|Adding the final light 'row'.|
|The final 'dark' strip....|
The next block pattern will be posted on September1st! The winner for the August block giveaway will be announced on September 1st.... I can't wait to see every ones 'Log Cabin' block! Stop back to see this month's giveaway! (It's another great prize!) I will be announcing it on the 15th...
Maureen has won a $20 gift certificate to The Fat Quarter Shop, one of my sponsors.
Keep posting those pictures for your chance to win! More fun prizes are to come.