Have you guys ever visited Dana at the Old Red Barn Company? Besides being a super cool chick, she has started a quilt-along group over in Flickr that has gained quite a following.
Back in May, Dana led a fantastic quilt along for a beginner-friendly rail fence quilt. Because the pattern was fairly simple yet resulted in such a striking quilt, it attracted both old and new quilters alike ... which I think is just great. (You may remember that I posed some pictures of my work-in-progress here. Yeah, I haven't really gotten much further than that, unfortunately!)
You can see all of Dana's quilt along posts compiled here.
Well, when Dana's quilt-along was over, the group wouldn't just let her walk away. Oh no. They demanded a second quilt-along. Amy (aka Park City Girl) stepped up and offered to lead a zig-zag quilt along. In typical Amy style, she did a wonderful job leading the group through the creation of even more beautiful quilts.
Want to make a zig-zag quilt of your own? Check out Amy's easy-to-follow instructions here.
Well, let me tell you ... the group has taken on a life of its own. Its members are hungry ... no, VORACIOUS ... for more, mOrE, MORE QUILTS! So when round 2 ended, they did not go quietly.
They demanded another quilt along.
They screamed for another leader.
They begged for a wonky log cabin quilt instructions.
And then Dana nominated ... me. And I accepted the challenge.
So, I hereby declare next month WONKY SEPTEMBER! Starting tomorrow (September 1st), I will be posting a series of tutorials over the coming weeks on making your own wonky log cabin quilt. This is by no means my own personal pattern -- I can hardly take credit for the wonky log cabin block! -- but I hope I can inspire some people to try something new by helping them to take it one step at a time, sharing some of my tips and tricks along the way.
Won't you quilt along with me? If you're interested, all you need are a bunch of fat quarters (around 16 or so ... or the equivalent in yardage cuts). It could be a great stash-buster, and also a great holiday gift idea.
Be sure to also join the Flickr group. Here's the link. I want to see it all -- from your fabric selections to your progress to your final quilts.
And in case you need some inspiration, here's a round-up of all of the log cabin projects I've made ... some are wonkier than others ...