I just can't stop making scrappy log cabin blocks. I went through my scraps and separated a lot of "low-volume" fabrics to use for the "light" sections
I try to pick out fun center squares and then make sure there is a good mix of colors in each block. So the blocks aren't completely random, but I'm not being super picky, either.
Several people mentioned that the Creative Grids company has You Tube tutorials for the ruler which are excellent, so I won't do a full tutorial, but I will share briefly how it works. The only requirement is that your center square measures exactly 2 1/2" and that the other strips have one straight edge and meet the minimum width requirement. I actually have found it's easier if the strips are a little bit bigger than necessary so the blocks don't end up too small.
As you can see in the photo above, begin with a center square, add two light fabric strips, and finally add two dark fabric strips. At that point trim the block for the first time using the special markings on the ruler.
After adding two more light strips and two more dark strips, trim the block for the second time, squaring it up again.
After adding the third set of light and dark strips the block is trimmed for the final time.
I also want to share my new patio furniture cushions; they are made with gorgeous coated fabric I won several years ago in a Minick & Simpson blog giveaway. I was going to re-do the cushions myself, but then I found someone much more capable and had them made! Now (as you can see from the photo) I need to re-paint the wicker to finish up this project! There are actually two chairs and a love seat in the set, and with the new cushions my patio looks much more inviting!
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