Friday 11 September 2009

Wonky Logs

I've started on another Sew Along with Old Red Barn. John of Quilt Dad is hosting this one and is doing a great job at showing everyone through his blog and the flicker group how to make these blocks, not just the ones I've made, but four, yes Four! different types of wonky logs. The second wonky log is the quarter log, which you can find here.

As you can see, I'm making progress, but it's slower than normal, still. (I'm still finding it hard to cut and sew for anything more than half an hour, and as for pressing... don't go there!) The one on the left was my first attempt, the right my second. I think I like the right, more wonky block more, so I will continue with these.
I will try the other blocks, but I'm sure I'd want to make a whole quilt out of each one, so I'll work on these for now. These fabrics all came from my stash, yep nothing new purchased here! Mostly Oakshott cottons, they are lovely to work with. And I love the look of them now I'm piecing. I've found some more to go with these that I got at the Spring Quilt Fair at Chilford earlier this year. I'm hoping to replenish the stash at the Autumn Quilt Fair later in November. (I'd like to think I will be driving again by then)

So if you fancy having a go yourself and freeing up the stress on accuracy then get over to Johns blog, or the flicker group either here or by the button on the right of my blog.

Happy quilting!


Betsy said...

Thank you Trudi , your blocks look great!

Brigitte said...

What a wonderful colour range!!

Greg said...

Those are both nice blocks.. love the fabrics as well, great color range.

Tracey said...

Love them ! Love the quarter logs on your flickr pool too!

p.s when I first saw the blog update I thought it said wonky LEGS! I thought ..I bet you have with all that upright quilt making .... take it easy ! LOL!

Anonymous said...

hi - stumbled across your blog. Your blocks are great I just love the colours!!!