Monday, May 23, 2016

Experimental Blocks - Log Cabin Triangles

I've been experimenting with some simple blocks. These are HSTs partially surrounded with logs, and they'll finish at 9". I'm using some of that purple from Paducah, plus lots of low volume neutrals.
LC Triangle Blocks

One of my goals for this month is to kit up a project to piece at an all day sew-in in June, so this is the beginning of that project. Like any log cabin design, there are lots of layout possibilities for playing with the light/dark placement. But since these are not exactly half light and half dark, the resulting patterns will be wonkier or more interesting.
LC Triangles, Layout Possibility

So far so good. I have some periwinkle (blue-violet) that harmonizes well with this red-violet. I think I'll kit up some of both colors and lots of neutral logs, piece the blocks at my sew-in, and play with the layout when I have lots of blocks to work with.

Since I missed the stash report yesterday, here's the update: No fabric in, 1/4 yard out for doll dress.

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  1. what an interesting block/setting

  2. I really like this combination of two block styles I love (log cabins and HSTs). I think you'll have a lot of fun exploring layout options.

  3. I LOVE this idea totally new design concept, may have to try it someday(after I finish some of my other ufo's) really think there will be endless design possibilities

  4. Interesting! The low volume logs make this modern.

  5. Really like how this is looking. The combination of the half square triangles and log cabin are working great together.

  6. It's a very interesting block. Looking forward to seeing the settings you come up with.