Friday, December 23, 2011

St. Dunstan's Log Cabin

I'm all set to start sewing on St. Dunstan's Log Cabin Raffle Quilt 2012 after Christmas.   This is my first full size log cabin quilt.   I did a bit of research, and I've decided to use the techniques of Marti Michel to make this log cabin. The fabric strips are cut long ways and not width ways to avoid bowing, and they will be sub cut cut to the exact size logs. Each of the 120 blocks will be pieced with correct size strips. That means that I have 360 medium strips cut, and 360 white strips cut and 120 gold center blocks.   Did you know that traditionally, the log cabin block is made with a gold or red center.   

Anyway, all this pre-cutting has allowed me to get a good start on preparing to sew.    This quilt has no border.   So I figure that if I sew 10 blocks a day, that should give me lots of time to put the blocks together and bring to my guild show and tell on January 16th and 17th.  After that, the quilt top will go to the St. Dunstan's ladies for marking and hand-quilting over the winter and spring.

2 comments:

dp said...

10 blocks a DAY... are you serious! Wow... you are a block machine....

pretty colours by the way!

dp said...

10 blocks a DAY... are you serious! Wow... you are a block machine....

pretty colours by the way!