Another Necktie Log Cabin Block
I made another mock log cabin block out of fabric from neckties. Not a great photo, but hopefully you can get an idea. This one is 19 inches square. Each of my blocks has a coordinating color scheme and some sort of theme. This one is burgundy and green (yellow green and blue green), and the focal prints are birds-and-trees oriented.
Originally I was going to make pillows, until I saw this quilt in a Japanese craft book. Wow.
Now my plan is to take several blocks and stitch them together without any sashes or borders. The fabrics are stitched directly onto Warm and Natural cotton batting (a stitch and flip method). I have the 19 inch blocks, but also some 23 inch ones for the outer edge. If the completed quilt is as nice as I hope it's going to be, I'll submit it to the San Diego Quilt Show next year, since it's quite unique.
Here's some detail of the block. The tree:
It's funny how what were once really ugly ties make great fabrics in my projects.
And detail of the blue birds on the burgundy background. Note the splash of Pucci-like color to add a spark of lightness, and the label for fun (and also in a bird theme!)