Saturday, February 11, 2012

An Announcement of Sorts

I am sorry to say that I am going to have to take a break from blogging and the Skill Builder Sampler for a few weeks.  I have been really sick and it looks like I will be sick for another 4 weeks - sick enough that I haven't even been checking other peoples' blogs.  To add insult to injury, the smell of a hot iron makes me run from the room - how unfair is that?

So keep checking in.  I think I will be able to start up again in mid-March.

Friday, February 3, 2012

25 - Wonky Log Cabins

This month we will focus on wonky styled blocks for the Skill Builder Sampler.  Wonky blocks are traditional blocks made with non-traditional angles and pieces.  This week we will be making wonky log cabin blocks.

 About 2 years ago John, aka Quilt Dad, wrote a series of detailed Wonky Log Cabin tutorials as part of a quilt along (it was the first quilt along I participated in!).  He gave detailed instructions on how to make four different log cabin variations.

Bento Box Style

I haven't been able to make my block yet - we have all been sooo sick over here - but as you can tell from these older pictures, I am partial to making squares in squares.  Maybe this time I will make a bento box styled block just to mix things up.  ;)