Friday, November 1, 2013

Scrappy Log Cabin Blocks Repurposed

Did you ever wonder what happened to these blocks?
I decided I didn't love them. Maybe it was too large of a starting square, maybe it was too scrappy. Maybe I should have broken them up with white. I don't know. They just weren't working for me.

Meanwhile, my little Ronan decided to start chewing on his crib. So I hatched this idea to chop these unloved blocks up into quarters and remake them into crib rail guards for the twins. The results were oh so cute! (the pictures not so much)

Please excuse the blurriness and bad lighting. The twins are very mobile now!

These were a joint effort between my Mother-In-Law Ann and me. I made the blocks, but she did all the work to chop them up and make them into these adorable guards. The tie strings are one of my favorite details. They are each a unique print used in the quilt. It's very "scrappy" and fun!

Ann did a great job quilting these with straight lines that form rectangular mazes. Her inspiration came from Angela Walter's machine quilting book.

If I could make these again, I would probably design them to have shorter strings that just knot. Yes they are pretty when they are all in little bows, but of course my boys like to untie them.

Happy Quilting!