My August Queen Bee is Binita and she's asked us to create a Liberated Log Cabin. Binita's instructions are so open and flexible which made it an incredibly fun block to create.
I've made a Log Cabin block before but never a wonky or liberated one so I started out by making a muslin sample block.
I did think that this sample block isn't quite as 'liberated' as maybe Binita would like so when I got stuck into the actual block I tried to put more pieced sections into each side and to do some narrower widths to give more interest to the block.
I simply love this block. I had it all sewn up in no time at all - no measuring or figuring out what should go where, just working around the piece as I pleased until it measured more than 12.5" on each side at which point I cut it back to a 12.5" square.
Great fun, great block and I'm sure the finished quilt will look amazing.
I've posted the block to the NYC Mod Guild Blog and you can take a look at it here.
New York Beauty Block News:Speaking of finished Bee Block Quilts, my Queen Been for June, Kim has completed her New York Beauty quilt top and sent it off for quilting. I was very excited to see the photo she posted on the NYC Mod Guild blog and had fun spotting my 2 blocks in amongst the others. If you'd like to take a look at it just click here - the colours are fab.
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New York Beauty (June Bee Block) - Sunglasses Recommended!
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