Thursday, November 10, 2016

Scrappy Log Cabins

Awhile back I made another attempt to get my string box under control. Previously I've gone on string quilt binges, like the one two years ago that resulted in these four quilts: one two three four.  Every time I knock the strings back down so I can close the box they slowly creep back until they're spilling out everywhere again.

This time I cut strings down to 2.5" widths for binding and 1.5" widths for making string blocks.  First up with the narrower strings is this wild, scrappy log cabin with the strings built up around charm square centers.

The quilt got a bright red back, orange (scrap) binding, and a medium sized stipple to hold it all together.

I'm really tickled with how this scrap quilt came together! It will be going toward Covered in Love to provide comfort to a family who has lost a loved one.  CiL has a block drive going from now until the end of the year making Hot and Cold Flip Corner blocks if you want to participate. Check out the drive post for more info.

Linking to Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it Friday.


  1. Great finish, Kat! Another bright, beautiful quilt for CiL. How much of your string stash was reduced?

    I started cutting all my strings into either 2.5" or 1.5" and that's been a good system for me. This looks like a good way to reduce the 1.5s.

  2. What a beautiful and bright quilt, I'm sure whoever gets it will love it. I finished a log cabin quilt this week too, but not a scrappy beauty like this.

  3. This looks awesome! I have been saving strings, but haven't done anything with them yet. Might have to do something similar to this!