QAWM Project I found that the blocks I was working on for the Quilt-Along-With-Melody challenge were too regular and predictable for me, so I’ve decided to take another route.

I cut 4.5″ squares of black and white fabrics and dumped out all the scraps I’ve been saving from the bright novelty prints I initially said I wanted to put a dent in for this project. I’m using the scraps to make log cabin blocks with irregular strips. I have 12 blocks going and I’m chain-piecing the blocks, picking up random strips and adding them as I go along. When the blocks are finished, I plan to cut them either in half or in quarters and mix them up. Then I’ll sew the blocks back together.

This is much more “me” and I’m happy with it. I was inspired by a new book, Freddy & Gwen Collaborate Again, by Gwen Marston and Freddie Moran. So I’ve been furiously sewing log cabins in between bouts of shoveling snow, which I hope is over now. Working with these bright blocks is good medicine when it’s so wintry outside.

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