When I heard that the inspiration for this swap was the quilt “Scrapper’s Delight” from the book Sunday Morning Quilts: 16 Modern Scrap Projects Sort, Store, and Use Every Last Bit of Your Treasured Fabrics
I remembered I actually had the book. I spent some time perusing it again, and I believe I have my next scrap quilt project in the works…the cover quilt from the book!
If you are thinking about making this quilt (more info on all of the details can be found in this post), I do have a few tips to share now that I’ve sewn my blocks together.
First, it is really important to use larger strips for the outside of your original log cabin blocks (I used 3″ strips for my last rows on all of my blocks). The blocks will most likely need to be trimmed to a uniform size, and it really helps to have extra fabric to play with around the edges. Since some of the blocks I received weren’t as big as others, I trimmed all of my blocks to 9 ½″. I used a 9 ½″ square ruler to do this, and it went super fast.
Another tip is to start with a good sized center square. Some of the centers were almost lost because by the time they were cut in fourths they were pretty small. I was glad I had started all of my blocks with a 5″ x 5″ charm square.
This was such a great quilt to make…I am thinking about adding an outer border, though…just to make it a bit bigger. My quilt currently measures 54 ½″ x 72 ½″. I’m going to add wider borders on the sides and narrower borders on the top and bottom to finish it up…the challenge is going to be finding the perfect fabric…or maybe the two or four perfect fabrics…it is a scrap quilt after all!
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