Sunday, 5 February 2012

Little Log Cabin Trees

This weekend has been the nearest we have had to a snow weekend this winter.
For various reasons my ongoing class projects did not seem very appealing and I decided to start something new. I have loads of projects that need borders, basting or quilting but really I just wanted to piece. 'Mindless piecing' I call it, just feeding sections through the machine one after another, getting lost in the process and taking your mind off issues going on in your life.
I saw an article on the internet about these little trees and decided to give them a go. Here is the first one I made.

 It all started when I remembered these little bags of scraps I had bought at the Festival of Quilts last year. Just how much fun can you have with a £1.40 bag of fabric?  
 Well, you can make these cute little log cabins!
 But first I decided to make a batch of trees. I started with some dark brown scraps which were not in the bag and some white background squares.
 I pieced these to make little trunk sections. Then I sorted my green strips out of the scrap bag.
 The first row of the branches!
 Then the second!
 Finally the third row added, 13 little tree blocks were squared up to just under 4 inches each.
Now all I need to do is add a round of background fabric and join them together....
Or shall I make some more log cabins out of the remains of the bag?
In reality I will be ironing clothes and helping my son, Rob pack for his trip to New York which leaves tomorrow.


Catskill Quilter said...

Very cute! I love playing with scraps...

Quilthaze said...

I love your little trees. They look wonderful grouped together. Hope Rob has a great time in New York.

Karen said...

The little trees are great! I'm going to pin them to remind me... :o)

Susan Briscoe said...

That was a good scrap bag!