Here is the schedule for my fellow dots on dots blog hoppers for today.
Today is my day for the dots on dots blog hop. I have been inspired by all the dotty cuteness going on. I decided to make a wonky log cabin for my block. I used a tutorial by quilt dad at the following: http://www.quiltdad.com/2009/09/quilt-along-3-wonky-log-cabin-block.html. I will walk you through the steps.
First you need a center block. It can be square or rectangular. Somewhere around 2.5 - 3". You add another strip to the bottom. No need to pin or trim to size before sewing.
Sew the two strips together and trim. You want to make one side a little wonky.
You want to keep those slightly wonky angles.
More dotty goodness.
You keep adding strips to the block and keep playing with your slight angles.
When you think your block is getting close to size check it against your 12.5 inch ruler.
You want to make your outer rows of strips a little larger than the ruler so that you can add some final wonkiness to your block. Quilt Dad added a white strip around the edge but I prefer to keep going with my strips.
This is the final result. Even the dogs paw prints look dotty. I have to admit I really had to scrounge through my stash for dots. They are cute but not necessarily me. Hope you enjoyed your venture into the wonky log cabin world.
Finally I have some dotty fabric left from my project. Who does not love big scraps. Scraps are wonderful. Just leave a comment in order to win. I will announce the winner on Saturday.
Thanks to Quilt Taffy and Madame Samm for this fun blog hop. If you want to see more wonky log cabin blocks head over to The Modern Quilt Guild and check out the blocks for September 20. Modern Quilt Guild members from all over submitted QuiltCon challenge blocks to be used in charity quilts.