A versatile little block

Man, I’ve been trying to do this post for days now but for some reason I just can’t get my photos to upload–this is what I have been getting:
Lovely right–anyway, I think that I have finally gotten chite (that’s pennsylvania dutch for decent/right) enough photos to share with you–now that your eyeballs have been burned from the images above! =)
Anyway, I have been playing around with these little blocks:
They are basically little log cabin type blocks starting with a 1 1/2″ square & finishing at 3 1/2″.  I made this block:
for the Sew New to Me VQB based on this wonderful block.  After completing it I wanted to play around a little bit with the 3.5″ blocks.  I sewed up a bunch of the little colorful ones up above and turned them into this block:
Fun right?–this block is a 12.5″ block and is perfect for using up scraps–you need a total of 16 of the 3.5″ blocks–1/2 starting with a white block and 1/2 with a colored block.
Then I decided to try out an orange/purple/gray colorway and go bento-style.  I admit I wanted to try out some of my new Nellie’s Garden fabric as well as my new Farmdale fabric & they mixed so perfectly with Hope Valley.
I am really digging this colorway and am hoping that my Quilting Divas Bee does a 2nd round because I think this may be the colorway I end up with.
I also noticed that this new quilt pattern by Jaybird Quilts is basically the same block on a larger scale.  It is such a fun little block to play around with. =)  You really can come up with a myriad of options.

Comments (10)

  • I'm hoping we do another round too (though I think we will).

    Isn't that Farmdale great.

  • This is a great block!! Fun to play…

  • these will look great with the other block you did with the tiny litte sqaures 🙂

  • I love your block with the little birds – so cute. I guess I need to start experimenting. I have been so stuck on just using patterns and varying away from the printed word. You make my mind at least explore the possibilities.

  • Thanks for sharing these with us. Very neat!

  • For all your troubles, the blocks look terrific and I really like the fabrics/colourways you have chosen. ann…

  • Thank you for sharing, this is a great little block! I get so much inspiration from you and your blog. 🙂

  • logcabins in any form are so classic and you can do so many things with them!! I was just on FB with a group chatting about how many different things we can do with that block… love your colors!

  • Your blocks are great! And I just love the one with birds in the middle. :o)
    Sincerely ~ Tricia

  • I love the orange/purple/gray block. Lovely together! I love the birds, too!

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