Let’s Talk About Log Cabins

I’ve been working diligently on Log Cabin blocks. I have an idea of what I want the finished product to look like…but I have a feeling I won’t have enough blocks.

If you recall from my post a few weeks ago, this is my first time making Log Cabin blocks (granted, I’m still a pretty new quilter so everything for a while is going to be new for me). You may also recall that I got…overzealous…when cutting and had to order another roll.

It is possible I may have to order one more roll in order to have enough blocks.

Rather than jump in and plop down another chunk of change on fabric, I decided to work with what I have and see what I’ll need for sure.

For the last few days, I’ve been chain piecing which makes the piecing go by pretty damn fast until I grind to a halt to press and trim.

So. Much. Trimming.

Since I’m still insecure about my ability to measure and cut, I gave myself wiggle room. However, wiggle room means a LOT of trimming.

I’m choosing to look at it as an opportunity to practice using my rotary cutter and making even cuts.

I would like to ask your advice though! I have an iron that works great because it is a heavy beast. Since there is so much pressing with these blocks, I’m really starting to feel it in my wrists.

Anyone have any recommendations for lightweight irons? Or irons in general? I think I want to upgrade in the next few months and would love to hear some opinions!

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