Melanie and I have challenged each other to what we like to call our "Scrappy Cabin Challenge"
The aim of this challenge is to create a gorgeous scrappy log cabin quilt (hopefully queen size) by the end of the year. The one rule is that we can ONLY use our fabric scraps. For the purposes of this challenge, a scrap is any piece of left over fabric smaller than a fat sixteenth. The wonderful thing about using up all those scraps is that we feel more justified buying more fabric for new projects!
Every time we complete a project we look down at the fresh pile of scraps and cannot throw them away. Now they serve a purpose. We plan on whipping up several scrappy cabins after every sewing project. The beauty of this plan is that the quilt will become a "journal" of our years crafting. Every time we look at our beautiful quilts they will be full of memories of the things we have made. Here are some we have started this weekend.
We have challenged each other, but we are really hoping that some of you will join in the fun! To help begin this project, we have created a foundation piecing tutorial which is located in the right side bar. From this you will learn the dimensions of each block. We have also created a flickr group so we can all share our WIPs and hopefully one day our completed scrappy cabin quilts!
We plan on sharing other ideas for your scrappy cabin blocks as we go. Another idea we had for the challenge is to co-ordinate a scrap bag swap to add interest to the project and perhaps even a block swap somewhere down the track.
Please send us an email or post a comment to let us know if you'd like to join the fun. We would also love to share some photos of your finished work on here so we hope for plenty of progress snaps. You may also come up with some other ideas to incorporate your scrappy cabin blocks. We would love to hear about them over the next few months.
We are so excited!!
May the floss be with you! - Rosie and Melly