I knew I wanted to make a larger quilt this time so I made 42 of the 9 patch squares. These are made with pink & purple fabrics. When you are using fabrics with both colors in it you have to choose which will be the predominant color. You can see my choices in the quilt. You may choose differently. There is no right or wrong when you a scrappy quilter (which I am).
Sew 3 strips together. Two of one color wave & one of the other color wave.
Start to build your log cabin block around the 9 patch block. I added 2 pink sides then will add 2 purple to the other sides of the 9 patch block.
This is the block before trimming. You could just trim it to 13 1/2". But I thought "what if I cut in on an angle?"
So out came the 12 1/2" square ruler. I twisted it a bit and then cut. I did not cut the same angle on the subsequent blocks as I wanted to see what would happen.
This is the 12 1/2" block ready to use. Notice only the outer strips are actually trimmed to a twisted angle.
This is the result. I laid the blocks out in the "furrow" setting. There are many ways to set these log cabin blocks. Can't wait to see what happens in the next twisted quilt.....
I used a bright yellow cozy flannel fabric for the outer border and the backing. Quilted with a free form modified clam shell pattern.
Of course the label. I knew it was going to be called Lemon Lime with a Twist as soon as I put the yellow & green fabrics as my choice of colors. (All using scrap pieces).
I had enough of the flannel to make a matching pillow case.
Oh yes, I bagged up the left over pink & purple strips & the start of more nine patch blocks to use in another quilt.
The sample block is clearly visable in this 2 gallon storage bag.
I hope you all have a wonderful Easter today.