Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Crayon box

The little quarter log cabin I was playing with is finished...well the top is anyways!

It was fun and very fast to stitch up.  I used a 2 1/2 inch strips to make my 2-1/2 inch half square triangles for the center blocks.  To make the diagonal really stand out I used solids for these.

Then I dipped into the basket of 1-1/2 inch strips to use for the logs...the red striped are cut 2-1/2 by 1-1/2 and 3-1/2 by 1-1/2.  The floral is cut 3-1/2 by 1-1/2 and 4-1/4 by 1-1/2.  Easy no!

 I do think if I made this again I would use larger strips...say a square that finishes at 3 and strips that finish at 1-1/2 so I'd have a 6 inch finished block instead of a 4 inch one....what is the world coming to when I feel like a 6 inch block is "large!"

I am still slogging away putting the blocks together for the corn and beans...keeping the many point in tact is a challenge.  Getting close though...and like how the border is shaping up...

14 comments:

Impera_Magna said...

Love the Crayon Box quilt top... turned out great! Congratulations on the finish...

Still love your Corn & Beans... just gorgeous!

Dolly said...

Oh, I just think that the crayon box quiltie is delightful !

And that corn and beans is delicious. I made one years ago, all in plaids, but this one is much more gorgeous. Great border idea, too !

Quilter Kathy said...

Love them both! Especially love how the border colour goes around the quarter log cabin...very creative!

Janet O. said...

What a beautiful rainbow of color in your Crayon Box quilt! I understand about the block size. I have been doing so many tiny things lately--6" does seem large.
Corn and Beans is a beautiful confetti mix. These two quilts must make you so happy!

Janet said...

I love both of these projects! So much luscious color!

beth said...

Oooh! I sure LOVE that corn and BEANS!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

How pretty... and a perfect name :-) I like how easy the construction is but the pattern looks complicated.

OneOldGoat said...

I don't know which one I like the best - I love them both! As I get older I just have fallen in love with bright colorful quilts. Beautiful!

Tonya Ricucci said...

love how the Corn and Beans is coming along! and woohoo congrats on the finish. hope it cools down in GA soon!

McIrish Annie said...

6 inches is small in some quilter's world, like mine.

caught a glimpse of your block from the other day and on closer inspection noticed that I have every single one of those fabrics in my stash except the yellow and red & white check.

no wonder i liked the block so much! lol

judith lockhart said...

Your quarter log cabin is so nice and colorful and I'm pretty fond of the corn and beans also! Always love seeing what you are up to!

The Civil War Quilter said...

I love them both! They look good enough to eat!

quiltmom said...

Hi Sio,
I love the crayon box quilt- so pretty and bright. I posted a link to your blog to the basket weave quilt - I also put the photo of the separate block from the quilt there- I thought you might like to know.
You can find it here: http://quiltmomsjourney.blogspot.com/
Regards,
Anna

Merilyn said...

The quarter log cabin quilt top turned out well, I love the effect especially the use of the solids!!! Corn & beans, looking good!!!!!!