I’ve recently joined a quilt guild* and our May challenge was to reinvent the classic log cabin block. My mind went back to that cool pillow and I knew what direction I wanted to take for my piece.
I used a 100 percent cotton babywale corduroy for the center. The rest of the block is made up with selvedges from various fabrics I’ve used.
Although I own the book Quilts From the Selvedge Edge, I didn’t look in it to see if there was a log cabin re-do until I was most of the way through my block. Come to think of it, I didn’t even look at the basic selvedge sewing directions before I started, which probably would have helped me a great deal. Live and learn, baby.
This was the first “free form” quilting I’ve done on anything, although I use that term lightly — mostly because I have no idea what I’m talking about. I thought the wavy lines would be cool and used my disappearing fabric ink pen to draw them on the block before sewing.
It may not be perfect but it was a good introduction to piecing with selvedges. I’m definitely hooked! You know, because I don’t have enough crafty addictions already.
*The Fearless Friday Guild meets at 10 a.m. on the first Friday of the month at Intown Quilters.