I decided that I was in need of free and easy sewing after I finished my latest project. I love projects that are worry free when it comes to color and fabric selection, design, or cutting and piecing precision.
I pulled out my scrap stash and started picking fabrics, making a mess and throwing fabric everywhere. Now I am sure you are thinking, "Well... making a mess and having to pick it up isn't very stress free..." ,but this really isn't different from any other time that I sew. My little one (1 yr. old) is a big helper and when I sew, she pulls fabric and spreads it out on the floor.
My initial plan was to make a couple trivets for the kitchen. I first pulled the blues and greens, then I threw in the greys and by accident picked the pinks. I accidentally dropped the one of the pink fabrics in the pile and lo and behold it looked great, so in with the pink!
For the second one, I first picked the red and white fabrics and blue and white fabrics. Then I knew I needed more solid blues and reds. I grabbed my piles and headed for the sewing machine!
I started grabbing fabrics and sewing them together as I went. The wonky log cabin pattern is perfect for a "sew as you go" project. No stress over what fabric goes where! Don't you love it!
Pick a fabric, sew it on, pick another fabric, sew it on, continuing until it is the size you want. No seams to match up and with the wonky pattern, there is no need to worry about precise cutting or piecing.
I trimmed these to the finished size of a 12" square. I am really happy with the result, but I don't know if I am going to use it in the kitchen.
I quilted it by spiraling out from the center and following the wonky seams. Easy and stress free!
I love how the green one turned out! I love the lime chevron from Moda's Half Moon Modern collection. It is so bright and colorful and it just pops out at you.
Same quilting pattern, but it is a little hard to see with the plaid backing.
The red and blue one matched my bathroom so well, that I think it is going to take up permanent residence there as a wall hanging.
The green one is probably going to be a wall hanging by my fabric stash. I decided to use the green one as a place to set my iron and starch/water bottle.
This was such a fun project. You should try it!