It turns out that I have spent the most time with the log cabin blocks.
On my Finish-A-Long list it looked like this:
|mock-up of a block|
|mock-up of how blocks would look together|
In practice I went for wider strips, and more variation in the width of the strips. I took out some of the fabrics from the initial selection as well. And I have ended up with this:
I hope you get the idea, a grey day is not the best for sharp photographs indoors, unfortunately!
I am still debating what to do with the blocks. Initially, the idea was to just stitch them together, but I feel they need some calming, so I am on the lookout for a fabric to sash them with (I have an idea of what I want, just need to lay my hands on it). I really love the colours, and it was such fun to sew the log cabins. Just sewing on whichever next strip I fancied, and sometimes sewing them in a different order than is usual for a traditional log cabin block, made this a pure joy to make! Only now I feel I have been too irregular and have ended up with chaos.
Lesson learned: If you want to end up with "irregular" you have to have "regular" as a basis.
No harm, I am sure it will end up being just perfect, and probably a bit bigger than I initially thought as a bonus.
Back to sewing now, of course! I have another project to be working on...
*wondering what the Finish-A-Long is about? See my Finish-A-Long page.
And of course,
WIP = Work In Progress
UFO = UnFinished Object