I’ve been hoarding fabric for far too long, so before I’m allowed to buy any more, I must start going through and using it.
I’ve had these two pre-cut rolls of 2.5″ strips for about a year now and I’ve been waiting for the perfect project to use these on. These fabrics are dear to me because they’re reproductions of fabrics my great grandmother used when she made this beautiful wedding ring quilt that my mother has (and refuses to give me).
Anyway, I found a tutorial for a fun and easy block on QuiltDad.com. It’s a Wonky Log Cabin Block. My friend Adria follows QuiltDad and I’m pretty sure he’s on craftster.org as well and they’ve done lap quilt swaps together (actually, I’m pretty sure my Amy Butler sampler quilt that Adria gave me has one of his blocks). Anyway, he has some reallllly cool stuff.
I thought I’d try this block with some fabric that was pre-cut so I didn’t spend a ton of time cutting my fabric and then having a block that didn’t work out (just in case the blocks didn’t work out … ). But I love making this block and I’m definitely going to be making a couple of quilts out of this block. I’ll be cutting some fabric for this very soon.
I’m planning on using 3-4 inches of white (or oatmeal) sashing between the blocks and possibly a polka-dotted backing. If I can find a white/cream fabric with brown or black mini polka dots, I’d love to use that. Definitely a red binding strip.