Thursday, July 12, 2012
log cabin blocks
I recently visited the Rag Market in Hebden Bridge, specifically to see Judith Mansfield who deals in rare textile books. In addition to some very useful dyeing books, she had this pamphlet, published in 1942. I love the title of the series - 'The Work of Our Hands' and the instructions for different recycling activities are very clear.
Log Cabin quilting is not something I'd ever tried before. I think that maybe the amount of ironing involved put me off (ironing is not my forte). I do however, have a large collection of very small scraps of fabric, and it seems to be a good end-of-use technique to try.
The scraps are all naturally dyed or over-dyed fabrics, a mixture of silks, wools, cottons and linens. I hand-pieced all the blocks. It's a different way of working for me, as I usually use papers.
Summer term is drawing to a close, I'll have a bit more time for stitching soon.
:: I saw a beautiful log cabin block here the other day.