Revisiting blush – WIP Wednesday

A month or so ago I pulled this stash of fabrics that I thought was lovely, soft and pretty (original post here).

fabric for blush block

The block I originally made with this fabric pull did not excite me as much as I would have liked.  Fast forward a month, and after working on  a collection of graphic, bright quilts, I wanted something different.  This is where I ended up….

scrappy log cabin block

I am loving how this quilt is coming together.  It is fabulously easy, fabulously scrappy and fabulously girly.

modern scrap log cabin block

It is being made almost completely from my scrap bin, and I have only had to cut some of the longer strips so far.   I have not been stressing at all about choosing the fabrics – I have full embraced just going with the first strip of fabric that I pull out of my pile.  It is very liberating.

blush log cabin detail

There is an “I Spy” element to these blocks which will make for a great baby/kids quilt.  I want to finish this one in time for SwimBikeSew’s 100 Quilts for Kids drive which started this week.

26 thoughts on “Revisiting blush – WIP Wednesday

    • Hi Ashley. Hope the vacation was fabulous. I am planning on making 30 blocks – 5 across x 6 down. The blocks are 8 inches square so it will be a good baby/young kid size quilt I think.

  1. I love the four blocks together, they are definitely great with the lighter colors included and then that wine or purple colors too 🙂 Great variation in depth.

  2. Fun colors! I’ve been itching to start a log cabin style quilt but have been agonizing over the fabric choices. Maybe I just need to let go and just start sewing.

    • Diana you should definitely just start, you will not regret it. I love the log cabin block – it is almost foolproof and is my favorite way to use lots and lots of scraps.

  3. What a gloriously fun quilt this will be! I can imagine a little girl searching for matching fabrics from one block to the next: how many times did she use this fabric, where’s another to match that one, etc.

  4. your blocks have so much depth with your choice of fabrics! How satisfying to be using mostly scraps; the child who gets this will love it!! Great job!

  5. I’m not normally a fan of pink, but this is so pretty! I love the I spy element to some of the fabrics, but it is still composed and scrappy. Can’t wait to see more!

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