Apr 22, 2010
Liberated Log cabin
When I have left over scraps I start sewing them together. Eventually, I have a pile of blocks either pieced as string blocks, crazy blocks or liberated log cabins. If I have a lot of juvenile prints, I make a baby quilt. I don't use any foundation for these blocks, I just piece the scraps together. There's less decisions to be made that way. I wait until I have about 20 or more blocks made. Then I square them up and piece them into quilts. Right now, I happen to have finished sewing 20 blocks in a liberated log cabin style. I squared them up into size 9 1/2 inches (that is including the seams.) Then I cut some 2 1/2 inch strips of a plain solid fabric to use for borders. Sewn together, 4 by 5 blocks will give a quilt measuring approximately 46 by 57 inches. When I find quilt batts that are about 48 by 60 inches and are on sale, I purchase a couple to have on hand for when I can use them to make a lap or baby quilt. I sometimes donate these quilts to charity, too.