I’m busy with end of the month invoicing for DH, so I didn’t think I’d have anything to post but then I received a comment from Joey:

Hi Cheryl,
I also love your Jamestown Landing in purple. Last year at the Bonnie Hunter retreat, I met you and admired your Log Cabin quilt. So I’ve searched your blog and found your pictures around June 10, 2013. Was this a pattern? What size did you do your strips? I think I would like to start a 2-year project. 🙂
Joey

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I’ll reply here:

First, Thank you, Joey, for checking in on my blog and leaving a comment. I love to hear from everyone!

Second, no I didn’t use a specific pattern to make my log cabin quilt. I was inspired by the quilt in “Small Blocks, Stunning Quilts by Mary Elizabeth Kinch and Biz Storms”

Small Blocks, Stunning Quilts

Their measurements were actually slightly smaller than mine. (Ha-ha everybody, you thought I was crazy!! But there are at least two other ladies even crazier than me!!!) I just started out with a 1 1/2″ center square and added four rounds of 1″ strips. The block should have measured 5 1/2″ which would make a 5″ finished block, but my seam allowances weren’t what they could have been, so I just trimmed down each block to 5″, which made a 4 1/2″ finished block. I made 400 blocks for this quilt.

You can go back in the archives to June 2011 and see the beginning of this project and then watch the progress until July 2013. That’s when I got the flimsy finished and I haven’t done anything more with it since then. It’s waiting patiently for me to get up the nerve to quilt it.

Peace

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