Turkey Tracks: Scratching a Log Cabin Itch

November 2017

Scratching a Log Cabin Itch

This one began as a 10-inch (finished) leader/ender project, using 1 1/2-inch brights and neutrals from that strip bin.

Then, suddenly I had 16 of them.

I really wanted to see LOTS of the neutrals together, so the quilt got bigger in order to see this pattern in a symetrical way that pleases me.  It’s now 60 by 60.  So I did have to make more blocks as a dedicated quilt, not as a leader/ender.  And that was fun.  I only had to cut a few black/white neutrals to add to what I had in this strip bin.

It’s on the longarm now, and I’ll likely finish it today.

It is a joy to work on a quilt that is squared up properly–and that is what happens when one is anal about making sure every strip sewn on to a block is “true.”  If not, fix it at that spot.  It’s really easy to get “off” with log cabin blocks.  I keep a square ruler on my ironing board and measure as I iron each strip.  That practice saves me time in the long-run and a lot of anxiety as I quilt the quilt on the longarm, which is so not forgiving of our-of-true quilts.

More pics to follow when I finish it.

Author: louisaenright

I am passionate about whole, nutrient-dense foods, developing local markets, and strengthening communities.

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