Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Another Rebuilt Log Cabin in the works

For those of you who were interested in the Rebuilt Log Cabin, I am planning on beginning another one, (seemingly "scrappy") during a 3-day retreat this weekend.  I will take lots of photos, and hopefully, I will  can get them into an official Tutorial on this blog.  This is a project I've made years ago and have shown it here on occasion.

Would you like to join me?  Now is a good time -- well, for me anyway!  8-)))

I'm using squares and strips at 1.5 inch cut.  If you want to sew along with me, get your strips out (hopefully you have some scrap strips pre-cut!).  I'm starting with a dull red in the center, then adding my lights next.  My darks are in the green, sage, purple, blue combinations.  There are 5 rounds of lights and darks.   Assuming you use even amount of lights and darks, starting with the lights means you will end up with more DARK on the outside of the block.  Of course, we cut them/trim them before they are sewn back together, (rebuilding),  that will demonstrate a defininite zig zag look in each intersection. Confused?  8-))

You'll see when I actually MAKE the quilt and then post the photos here.  I'm planning 6 x 8 blocks (48) and if I remember correctly, they trim to about 10.5 inches, then I will add borders of some kind.


Yeahhhh - my bags are packed, I'm ready to go ...

18 comments:

Janet O. said...

Looks like a fun quilt, but I would be lucky just to get a log cabin made, let alone rebuilt!
I'll enjoy this from the sidelines. Christmas projects already have me overwhelmed.

aubirdwoman said...

can't resist, as you know. So count me in
Have a lovely weekend hope it doesn't snow.

Impera_Magna said...

Very cool... too many irons in the fire right now but I'm definitely following along!

Kathleen at Rose Prairie said...

This is something new for me, and I'll be following along, not sure if I can get one made now. Will see
Have fun

patchuli said...

Hi Elaine, i hope i can start with you and build a beautiful rebuilt Quilt like Uta`s
Have a nice day many greetings from North of Germany from Suzan

Connie said...

What a pretty quilt! I found you recently and became a Follower. When I had my old blog I was a reader too. Nice to run into you again.
Connie (formerly Cootie Bug)

Chell said...

I am sewing my top together and adding borders!!!! Can't wait to get the top done!!

MaryPat said...

Yes, yes yes!!! I would love to sew along. As soon as I saw your first post on this quilt I loved it

Elaine Adair said...

MaryPat (above)

Your comment arrived as a No-Reply. Not sure if I NEED your e-mail - hopefully instructions will be clear.

jonhebert said...

What a gorgeous quilt! But even way out in the middle of the Nebraska panhandle, you still need to be aware of this:It is not only the month for Halloween, but breast cancer awareness month!!! Treat yourself or a loved one because you care! I am just stopping by with a reminder to do your self breast exam.
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Morah said...

Yeah!!! I'm in!

Tanya said...

Oh I do remember this quilt as being a beauty... But 1.5 inch strips! That will take me all weekend to just cut them!

SubeeSews said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I have been wanting to make one of these for such a long time time. I cannot wait to see your instructions! WHOOOHOOO!
XOXOXOXO Subee

Anonymous said...

love the rebuilt log cabin blocks. Thanks for sharing. Sorry I did not leave a comment before.
Donna in wet Oregon

Kathy said...

I'm also guilty of coming in for a quick peek at your RLC blocks without leaving a comment...my apologies. If I can find time I'd love to try to make some Rebuilt Log Cabin blocks with you all and will try to get sorting and cutting scraps today.

Brigitte said...

have a wonderful time, Retreats are always big FUN. Can't wait to see your new Log Cabin project.
greetings Brigitte

JCnNC said...

Be careful for what you ask for!!! LoL You may end up with more comments to respons to. Love this quilt and thank you for sharing. Judy C in NC

Ginette said...

Adore this quilt. Thanks so much for the tutorial. I love all log cabins and was ready to make another with the dregs of my scrappy 1.5 inch strips. Now I will make a Rebuilt!