Sunday, 27 April 2014


2 Birds 1 Stone

This months Bee Block is called 'Bluebell's Cabin, it is a modern update of the classic Log Cabin block. Traditionally Log Cabin starts from a center square and is built or grows outwards, with endless variations of fabric choices and piece placements each block can have a completely different look when finished. This modern version has a middle ring of all the same color between two rings of varying colors and patterns.

These were made for Mary Lou, who requested prints in blues, greens, yellows and Kona solid white.
I loved this block so much I decided to use it to make a baby quilt for one of my friends......

First I had to pull all the blues and whites I could out of my stash, luckily I had been given some lovely teddy bear fabrics that made all the difference. Cut all the pieces needed for each block to the required sizes - 13 in total, I made 8 blocks so that was 104 strips in varying lengths with widths of either 1 1/2 or 2 1/2 inches.

I then chained pieced them together wherever possible - my new most favorite thing to do!! Starting with a 2 1/2 inch square, completing the first 'ring' with patterned fabric

The second 'ring' is made entirely from the same fabrics as the first square

The outer 'ring' is then completed in the same way as the first, using a variety of prints and or solids.

I will be posting each stage of this baby quilt as it progresses, I hope you will enjoy watching it grow!

Happy Quilting 

1 comment:

  1. Love these log cabin blocks - you've got to love chain-piecing! Soooo excited, my copy of the 'Modern Bee: 13 quilts to make with friends' has just arrived!