“Cozy Cabins,” a UFO Finished!

“Cozy Cabins,” designed by Lynn Lister and published by McCall’s Quilting magazine caught my eye in the fall of 2016, and I began making blocks. The darker, muted colors struck a chord with me because I have plenty of those types of fabrics in my aging stash. Click here to link to the McCall’s blog for October 7, 2016; you can download a free pattern for “Cozy Cabins.” Click here to read my blog post when I began this project.

I modified the pattern by increasing the cut size of the center black squares to 3 1/2″ and increasing the cut width of the surrounding strips to 2.” It was fun to coordinate colors/fabrics, and I managed to decrease my stash of scrap strips and fat quarters. Did you notice the black triangles in the corner block pictured below? Each of the four corners looks like this; the triangles are my solution to the not-quite-enough-strip-to-go-around-the-entire-block dilemma!

As you can imagine, the blocks were easy to assemble. I enjoyed sewing one or two at the end of a busy day. For me, simple sewing is a great way to unwind!

A black 4″ border handsomely frames the project, and I pieced together strips of binding leftover from other projects. I used an old gold quilting thread, knowing it would blend nicely with all the scrappy fabrics yet show up richly in the wide black border. I used a pantograph called “Happy Times” designed by Hermione Agee (Lorien Quilting/Urban Elementz). The backing is a brown calico, purchased cheaply, that I’ve had forever. I am happy to have found a way to use it!

Do you currently have a “simple sewing” project which helps you unwind?

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