My House and Your House!
|Dwellings Collection - medium sized flowers (Baby Bloom)|
What did you do first when you got such a large package?
After I groaned due to visual overload <smile>, I separated the fabrics into matching prints, fanning them out to show the various color families. Wow - wanna see what I found?
|Don't you love these colored brush strokes in 11 different flavors? Print is called "Confetti"|
|Absolutely LOVE these "log cabin" geometrics - Baby Box Trot|
|Two types of stripes. Can you believe stripes with those ovals - Beaded Stripe?|
|Very large scale rendition of Baby Bloom - Bloom!|
|5 different "log cabin" prints about 8-1/2" for each motif - Box Trot|
I fell back on one of my "go to" patterns that would combine a geometric (ie, stripe) with a floral and use a 90 degree ruler to cut wedges. I call this "Yikes! Those Stripes!"
|Two 3-1/2" strips with good contrast|
1. Cut two 3-1/2" x wof strips of two fabrics (a stripe and a floral). Note that I offset them in order to save fabric. I used an Omnigrid 98L ruler (generally used to cut side setting triangles for setting blocks on point). I ignored the numbers; just used it to cut my stripset, which measures 6-1/2" high as shown.
|Flip-flop the ruler to cut as shown|
|Place the units, cut from the SAME strip set|
|Yikes! Block sewn and pressed|
|Remember those large log cabin prints? I used them for a vertical center|
Debby, did you make anything else?
Well, of course! There was a lot of fabric that I hadn't even played with yet. I thought of some quick and simple hot pads, letting the fabric do all the work.
|Single piece fabric hot pads|
Here you go:
|Here is that fantastic smaller log cabin print for the backs|
Not so fast. I still had things running around in my head. I thought "log cabin" and that goes with Dwellings. How about a log cabin dwelling? I'll show you my steps, but it really isn't a pattern because each of those Box Trot panels isn't the same size:
|The large Box Trot panel prints - cut out various units|
|Cut a 4-1/2" strip, recut into triangles for the roof|
|Added sky next to the roof and then trimmed. Yes, I lopped off the points!|
|A completed block that didn't have the points lopped off!|
|Added green Confetti fabric to either side of the center house block|
Thanks Debby, for providing so much creative inspiration using the Dwellings collection!