Saturday, August 07, 2010

Dorky, but interesting

I made this little experimentation quilt years ago, a Sew and Flip Crazy Log Cabin, and enjoyed it so much, I decided it needed to be hand quilted. A few weeks later, Valorie Wells came out with HER Sew and Flip quilt book, featuring the same technique. Mine is really all scraps, and nothing 'matches.' It looks like I 'aimed' for a yellow center on most of the blocks.

Don't be afraid to experiment - you never know what will develop, or what you might learn, or how it will turn out. What's the worst that can happen? I KNOW you have fabric! You might end up with an interesting throw for your pet. 8-))) Hey, it's still comfy, and fun to remember the fabrics.

While it's kinda ... uhhhh unique, I DID enjoy the process, and even now, wrap up in it, or throw it on hard lawn chairs to soften the seat. I still like it - the photo makes it look like a tile collage.

One of THESE blocks is NOT like the other, DRAT! I did exactly what I would caution other quilters, "be careful which direction you tilt your cutaway template."

...back to the drawing board ...

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

okay I will be the first to comment that I had to stare a while before seeing the block cut wrong. but it did take a while. but love them anyway. and I also really like the wonky log cabins. I took a class with Jan Mullen when she was in the US from Australia on her wonky method of cutting and piecing and loved it. so fun not to have any rules to adhere to! carol

Cheri said...

I like your wonky log cabin. I love to experiment and have ceased being surprised when someone publishes the same as a technique!

Joyce said...

Experimenting is where it's at in my books. Love your log cabin.

LC said...

Elaine, please, you must promise to never use the word "dorky" again... it is simply no way to describe any of your quilts... even the ones that wind up crooked are charming!

Use that off block for the label. Like you planned it that way...!

KZK said...

I think it's VERY cool!!! Love the border, too!!
KZ

quiltmom said...

Fun quilts Elaine- I love the sew and flip one. I own the Valori wells book and love the quilts in it- Perhaps one day.
Thanks for sharing your work- it looks terrific- dorky or not - and I would say not Dorky....
Regards,
Anna

The Quilting Pirate said...

It too took me a while to figure out your "error"? I think it fits in well and it adds character :) I like them!

Rose Marie said...

Love the crazy block .... you have inspired me once again .... I've been digging through my scrap bins and have now started a new quilt!

Love everything you do!

julieQ said...

Oh, I love this one too!!

Purple Pam said...

Love your Flip Crazy Log Cabin. You can throw it in my lawn chair anytime.