Saturday, 25 June 2011

Skill Builder Sampler

Leila is hosting a Skill Builder Sampler and I thought it would be a useful way to try new blocks and methods of piecing.  However, I didn't really have the money at the moment to splash out on new fabric, so I thought, being a sampler quilt, I'd just use what I had and it would be a scrappy sampler quilt.
I am using fabric leftover from some quilt tops I've just finished, and a few fat quarters that I have left, though there aren't many of those at the moment.
The first block last week, was a log cabin block.
This is my first ever log cabin block, such a simple block, yet, I've not done one up until now.  I was quite happy with how it turned out too, it was the perfect size after minimal trimming.

The next block was released yesterday, so I hope to work on it today.  This is one I've done before, a nine patch block.

7 comments:

Terry said...

Well done! I want to do these blocks too but I haven't even got the first one done yet. I'm always a bit behind! LOL

Rudee said...

I really like the combination of colors and patterns. Very pretty.

Sue said...

Your block is lovely. You chose fabrics which go together really well. Log cabins are my favourite block. They are so versatile. I'm looking forward to following your progress. :)

Maggi said...

The colours go well together. I love log cabin.

Annie said...

Good way to use up those fabric scraps and I bet you have a ton of scraps to pick from. Very pretty block.

Gina E. said...

Thank you Jane, for posting about Leila's Skill Building sampler. I was intrigued by the title so I clicked on the link and visited Leila. "Sewn" is now on my favorites list, and I plan to be learning a bit more with every week. I've done a log cabin block before (my Iris quilt was a sort of log cabin design), but I'm going to follow Leila's instructions implicitly to learn how to do it properly. The nine patch one will be next on my to-do list - hope I can keep up with you!

Evie said...

I love the colours on this block. I also love how you're using up all your scraps in exactly the way quilts have been made over the centuries. Not only will this quilt build your skills, but it links you to generations of women who have done exactly the same thing.