Sunday, June 11, 2017

TRADITIONAL COMFORT ZONE

I've tried to think a little out of the box on my last few projects. 
So to change things up a bit this week, I decided I would start something really traditional ---- a log cabin with reproduction fabrics.
For me, traditional-type quilts are the most fun to make.  I'm always inspired by antique quilts, as that is where my quilting travels began 50 years ago.  Plus, I'm intrigued by all of the reproduction fabrics on the market today.
If I can pull out 100 (or more) different fabric scraps for a project, the fun just increases.
I'm paper-piecing those little 4" squares.  Is paper-piecing traditional?  I don't know, but I love the accuracy.

Traditional just feels comfortable to me!

I'm joining the following:
Love Laugh Quilt for Monday Making
Cooking Up Quilts for Main Crush Monday
What a Hoot Quilts for BOMS Away Monday
Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Bee Social Wednesday
Busy Hands Quilts for Finished or Not Friday
Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Can I Get a Whoop Whoop Friday

5 comments:

Bonnie said...

Wow -- nifty little log cabins. Have fun with these cuties. And, no clue whether paper piecing is traditional or not.... although it seems to me I've seen old hexagon quilts with the papers left in... so maybe....

Jill said...

Awesome little log cabins. They are neat and tidy perhaps due to the paper piecing. I have a better outcome when I paper piece. A100 different fabrics are excellent for a scrap quilt.

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Oh I LOVE log cabins - those are just great!!!

Gretchen Weaver said...

The log cabin blocks are very nice. Your quilt is going to be beautiful. I also love the accuracy of paper piecing.

Rebecca Grace said...

Well, I'm busy paper piecing 17 3/4" pineapple log cabin blocks. We're at opposite sides of the size spectrum! Your little 4" blocks look fantastic. I don't know when exactly quilters started paper piecing, but I know it's an old technique. It's as traditional as you want it to be!