Now getting to this month's block tutorial.
First start with the center piece. Any square or rectangle is good. No worries if its not perfect square, the wonkier the better.
|3 to 4 inch piece of fabric|
|Another 3 to 4 inch piece of focus fabric|
Now align the ruler with your wonky cut and trim the excess from the strip your going to add.
|Aligning for wonky cut to the strip|
|First strip added and pressed open|
|Trim the excess fabric off.|
|After trimming the excess fabric|
|Neutral fabric strip added to all sides of the block|
Before adding the second round of strips. I added another focus fabric to the strip I am going to add. Then added the strip to one side. Please follow the how to align your next strip and trimming from previous step.
|Trim off excess fabric from the side|
Now before adding the 3rd round of strip, I decide to add another small piece of the focus fabric to my strip. You can choose to skip this and don't have to include this in every ring of strips you add. But this does add an interest to your blocks.
Add this piece to to the strip you are going to add to the block. And then added another strip of neutral(white) fabric to the side.
Now finishing off my strips of red all around the block.
|Wonky Log Cabin Block|
This is such a fun and easy improvisational piecing technique. You design your block as you go. And no two blocks are alike.
I hope you get to make one of these and enjoy the process.
Next week I will be back with FMQ tutorial for February and March.