I loved the look of these wonky log cabin blocks when Moda Lissa - Lissa Alexander, Director of Marketing at Moda - started sharing photos of her log cabin block swap this summer on Instagram. She invited her Moda designer friends to make red, white and blue blocks, cut them up and swap them with each other to create quilts. So when I saw that an Instagram log cabin block swap was happening using Bonnie and Camille fabric, I couldn't resist. I have never participated in a block swap, but decided I was up to the challenge.
The block starts with a 5" square - I used a charm pack of Hello Darling by Bonnie and Camille. Strips of varying widths (1" to 2 1/2") are sewn around the center square to form the log cabin. I used a jelly roll of Miss Kate and one of Hello Darling. Strips are added until the block is slightly larger than 16 1/2", at which point they are squared up to 16 1/2". A final round of 2 1/2" strips are added to make the final block 20 1/2" square. Then the block is cut both vertically and horizontally down the center to create four quarter blocks. The block instructions are found in the book "Sunday Morning Quilts" by Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison.
I do think that the uncut large blocks would make a very pretty quilt too!
This would be a great scrap busting quilt. I have seen a couple of different layouts from this block swap, so I may have to make more than one - yup, another idea to add to that never ending to-do list!
Are you participating in the Bonnie and Camille Log Cabin Block Swap on Instagram? Give me a shout out! Have you seen a cool layout using this log cabin block technique? Please share a picture or website addy!