The denim came from a pair of jeans my daughter outgrew. Sewing together strips of denim created a whole bit of bulk.
To quilt, I did a whole fun series of concentric circles in the background fabric by machine followed by a series of concentric circles done by hand.
And that is why I call it High School. Back in my high school days, wearing jeans to school wasn't something you got to do everyday. And it was common to embellish your jeans a bit - I would doodle on mine. (Not sure my mom appreciated my doodle art.) I wanted to recreate the doodle idea in thread.
It took me a bit of experimenting in EQ7 and on graph paper to figure out how to make a rounded log cabin so I thought I would share.
In your basic log cabin block, the width of all the pieces remains the same.
And if you put four blocks together you get this
To get a more rounded block, you get great results when your primary fabric is twice the width of the background.
Take four of these blocks ....
and set them together to get a circle!
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I'll be linking my finish with Sew Cute Tuesdays, , Freemotion by the River, WIP Wednesday's, Let's Bee Social, Midweek Makers. Fabric Frenzy Friday, Finish it Up Friday and Finished or Not Friday.
Have a wonderful day! Patty