Monday, June 15, 2015

Offset Scrappy Log Cabin Quilt Block

Last week this tutorial for an offset scrappy log cabin block caught my eye. It was on the blog of Quilting is more fun than Housework by Cynthia Brunz. I liked the log cabin aspect and the fact that a curved illusion will result from the different widths of strips. I decided to make a block before I changed my mind.

I chose some favorite blue-green and low volume scraps, and it all went together very quickly. Although the instructions state that it will make a 9-1/2 inch block, as usual my measurements are off at 9-1/4. This week Cynthia added blocks in rainbow colors and I've decided to join her Oh Scrap linky party and add more blocks to this one.

In Other News...

I recently celebrated my birthday, and our family had a get-together over the weekend. My son is 45 and and my daughter 39, and still think they are the funniest kids in the world. My daughter gave me a card she made on Zazzle (on the left), and the sentiment "Being your favorite child seems like gift enough" prompted a stern look from her brother. My son and I always exchange silly-humor cards, and his card is on the right. What can I say?

My niece sent flowers as a thank-you for the quilt I finished for her!

It was a great weekend - hope you had a good one too!


  1. Happy Birthday Linda! So glad you had such a wonderful weekend! I love your scrappy log cabin block... you have used some of my favourite colours! Looking forward to seeing more! Have a lovely week! :) x

  2. Happy Birthday Linda! Thanks for sewing along with the offset log cabin Scrap-A-Palooza quilt. It made my day to see it linked up with Oh Scrap! I look forward to seeing more!

  3. Happy Birthday!!! I'm a sucker for a cute card. My youngest son always gets and gives cards like the one on the right. That icy log cabin is great. I love reading about Cynthia's scrap journey. My scrap pile is too puny to participate in the fun. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing.

  4. The colors! I love the colors. I have the perfect spot for a quilt like this. I need queen size. ;-)


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