Monday, May 18, 2015

June 2015 - Block Lottery Wonky ROYGBIV 12.5" Log Cabin

Welcome!

Susan and I are back on track for providing all of the details needed to participate in our June block lottery.  May was crazy to say the least!

This month's design and colors were chosen for all of you who've been asking for wonky (you know who you are) and all of you who love color order (you know who you are).  We aim to please!  Also, we wanted to make sure you could utilize really cool scraps or cut into some of your favorite stashed fabrics.



June's block is a wonky, ROYGBIV 12.5" log cabin (ROYGBIV = Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet).  Made with fun, modern prints, and a couple of solids thrown in for good measure, these will be beautiful blocks!

As usual, the rules remain the same (you can find them here) - quality fabrics, modern prints, solid block construction, and sewing skills (starch is your friend). 



The tutorials I liked, and referenced frequently as I sorted scraps, sliced fabric, and sewed, are from Made by ChrissieD and Quilt Dad.  You can find them here and here.  Both are excellent.



I began my block with a red center and built a ROYGBIV house.  





You can start with a yellow center, where YGBIVRO would be the color progression.  If you center is aqua, your color progression would be BIVROYG

It doesn't matter which color you choose for your center, as long as you stay in rainbow order, working from the middle to the outside edge.  Once again, lots and lots of options for playing and creating!




As someone who doesn't do wonky or improv easily, I found I had to totally resist the lure to square-up after each addition.  You may laugh at that statement, but try it, and tell me what you think.

Happy piecing!  The only limit here is your imagination.

Elaine 

3 comments:

  1. Hi everyone, I'm so excited to discover your using my Wonky Log Cabin tute for your Block Lottery this month, I've given you a shout out here on my facebook page and I can't wait to see who wins and what they make - Chris :D

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  2. Love the roygbiv wonky block and I would love to win! May I mail the three blocks I have just made, along with my $3 to someone for inclusion in the June block lottery?
    Mary McFarlane

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    1. Sure Mary! Send me an email Natalie.imagines@gmail.com and we will set it up!

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