Itty Bitty Log Cabin Quilt Blocks - A New Start

Friday, October 14, 2016

I'm always snapping screenshots from my phone of quilty inspiration I see on Instagram.  Do you do that too?  They're usually pictures that inspire me because of a color palette or because it's a beautiful version of a pattern I want to make someday.  So I started an IG hashtag called #quiltyscreenshots to keep track of all of them and let the makers know they've inspired me!  You're welcome to play along too, if you're on Instagram.  Tag me @gigis_thimble if you decide to do a Scrappy Screenshots post.  Below are some pictures of solids quilts that I posted on there recently that really caught my attention.

Photo credit (using their Instagram names)
From top L to R: @claudiashearerquilts, @jeliquilts, @cabbagequilts, @bitsandbobbins, @adeeholcomb, @adeeholcomb, @tarafaughnan, @tarafaughnan

As you can probably see, the second quilt down in the right-hand column really spoke to me.  If you look close you'll notice that the maker, Tricia Royal of Bits and Bobbins had fun playing with color.  I love how she used varying shades of one color in certain areas.  It really gives it a playful "Tetris" feel!  I can't stop looking at it!

With some leftovers I recently acquired from a new "solids" pattern I'm working on, I decided to start a new project inspired by Tricia's quilt.  I decided to go small.  These blocks finish at 3.75".  Since I had a lot of strips already cut and I love paper piecing, I decided to paper piece these little babies.  Some people ask why I would paper piece something so simple?  I just like that I don't have to pre-cut anything with paper piecing!  I just grabbed my strips and my pattern and dove right in!

They whip up in no time!  And I'm having so much fun playing with color!

I have no specific plan of how big I'm going to make this quilt and in what layout I plan to put them in.  But I do know that they're fun to make and I'll try to use up most of my leftover strips!

If you want to sew-along with me, I am attaching the free Itty Bitty Log Cabin Block PDF pattern HERE.  There are two on a page!  Enjoy!

~ Amber  


  1. Very lovely! The colours are so pretty ♥

  2. I love these - so sweet. I'll have to add them to my long list and yet, I'd like to make some sooner. Maybe a pillow so it gets done later. Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. My comment didn't work so I'll try again. These are so cute! Maybe I'll make a Christmas pillow. Not sure, buy very sweet. Thanks so much!

  4. You got me at screenshot. How do you do this on an iPad in Instagram? There have been numerous things I wish I could save from Instagram but don't know how. Any help greatly appreciated! Great colours.

  5. Oh I love the ideas you found
    I have a zillion drunkard path pieces, and boxes of beautiful scraps.
    I love your little log cabins

  6. I can certainly see why those colorful ideas inspired you. Wonderful stuff.

  7. These tiny log cabin blocks are too cute!

  8. These little blocks are adorable--love the colors too!

  9. I definitely want to try that out.

    Thanks for the tutorials.


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