May block of the month

Another month, another two quilt blocks.  I am LOVING this block of the month class!  The only problem is that each month when we learn a new technique, I want to make a whole quilt just out of that type of block…and now I have several quilts floating around in my mind that I want to make!  Not to mention all the beautiful quilts I’ve found on Pinterest that are on my to-do list.

So this month we learned two versions of the log cabin block: the modern log cabin and the wonky log cabin.

This modern log cabin block is one of my least favorite blocks that we’ve learned.  I think it’s just boring.  Although, I think the main reason I don’t like it is because of how much white space there is; I think if it was more colorful it would be better.  Also, it’s supposed to be very improvisational and uneven, but it kind of bugs me and I wish I had made the squares more uniform.

Now this one I love!  I had so much fun with the wonky log cabin!  I adore all the color and it was just a really fun block to make because it didn’t require precision.  This was also a good way to use up almost all of the scraps of fabric that I’ve been saving from the previous months’ blocks.  I think this is just so so cute!

It’s hard to believe I’m already halfway through all my blocks (we only do 10 months of blocks then the last two months we learn how to bind and quilt).

I can’t wait for June to see what we learn next!

If you want to check out the other months: January, February, March, April

If you want to check out the class (which is free), go here

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  1. I did the first two blocks in January and was super gung-ho. But then they made me wait too long to get feb blocks & I lost interest! Maybe I’ll come back to it. Love the wonky log cabin! Awesome colors!

    • If you do get back to it, let me know – I want to see :). Even though I like the anticipation of new blocks every month, I get on a roll with wanting to sew and then once I’ve finished the ones for the month I’m sad that I can’t move on.

  2. I love the wonky log cabin. I made some blocks like that with monochromatic colors (reds, pinks, yellows) and set them in green sashing and it looks like roses. I love it! Yours is so cute all scrappy too! Nice job!

    • Oooo I hadn’t noticed it until you said it, but the wonky log cabin could totally be a flower! I’m storing that idea away for the future!

  3. I love the wonky cabin–I haven’t done that one before!! I am now subscribing to you so I can see what other quilt blocks you make!! I’d love for you to stop by my blog sometime!

    Fellow quilter:)
    Shannon@SewSweetCottage

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