Friday, August 20, 2010

Absolutly Insane

Suzy and I have started a little block exchange of 3" finished blocks made with crumbs. I decided to make something a little different and made this little 3" finished log cabin block. The block has 21 pieces. I love it! I will have to make more of these.


SuzyQSparkles said...


I have about 20 little log cabins with 1/4" logs. They are 2" finished size. I make them with freezer paper templates... perhaps I can add a few more rows to make them 3". They are SO PRETTY to sit and look at, huh?!

SuzyQSparkles said...

He-he... I just followed all your links, including the one to the foundation pattern for 3" blocks.

Have you ever done them with freezer paper? You press a few sheets together, put your pattern on top, then sew through all of them with a dull needle (and no thread). Then, peel of your patterns and use them one at a time. You fold on the seam line and stitch right alongside it, this way, in the end you can just peel of the paper instead of having to rip it off. I hope that made sense, if not, I learned this method from Judy Mathieson in her Mariner's Compass Class. I believe she discusses it in her book(s) too.