Scrap Happy May Camp Quilt Block

My quilt guild’s May lottery is the Scrappy Camp Quilt block. Perfect for a Scrap Happy project! The finished block is supposed to be 18.5″/47 cm square and my block finished up at 20″/5 cm. Of course it did. 🙂 I put together another block – just to be sure I was following the instructions correctly – and got the same results. I really like this block so I hope that the other participant’s blocks measure up like mine.

The block begins with a 6″/15 cm center square. Two 2″/5 cm same fabric strips are added to opposite sides of the center square; followed by a different set of two same fabric strips added to the other edges. (Kind of an updated Log Cabin block). After four rows of strips have been added to the edges of the center square, the block is then cut into fourths.

Two center strips are added (in a “plus” design) to put it all back together. Scrap Happy is open to anyone using up scraps of anything – no new materials and is hosted monthly by Kate and Gun.  Well, I’ve yet to win a block lottery. But I am gaining new skills and learning new blocks. So a win-win, I think. 😀

Have a good week! — Joanne

Tiny Log Cabin

Whether an advocate of downsizing, green living or just looking for a simpler way; there is a real interest in tiny homes.  George and I got a little taste of tiny as we were my sister’s guests to a teeny tiny log cabin near Crabtree Falls, Virginia in the George Washington National Forest.

 

cabin 1

 

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