Scrappy Stash Improv Log Cabin Quilt Easy And Quick

How About An Monochromatic Improv Log Cabin Quilt? Creative And Fun!

Improv piecing is a free style quilt along style of using up scraps. Such fun and using a monochromatic color scheme takes a scrappy improv log cabin to beautiful. There’s a lot of freedom in improv piecing. Not much can go wrong with digging into those scrap bins and putting those precious pieces you’ve been hanging on to, to use up now. Sort scraps for good color mix and get started. For monochromatic schemes sort scraps in like colors. Look how pretty this improv log cabin quilt top turned out!

improv log cabin quilt top

Cut all of your scraps into strips between 1.5″ – 2″. Don’t worry about how long they are. Press any that are super wrinkled. Then start with a 2″ x 2″ centre. If fussy cutting is a favorite this is a perfect time to choose your most loved part of the fabric scrap.

fabric strips for improv log cabin quilt

Choose a scrap and sew it on the side of the center square, finger press then trim away the excess.

how to start a log cabin quilt block

From here on you’ll be adding strips and building a log cabin block.

build an improv log cabin quilt block with fabric scraps

Once you get to 7″ on a side, be sure to add 2″ wide strips only so you will have some excess to trim at the end. Press your block then using your 8.5″ x 8.5″ ruler, trim your block. Try to leave at least a 1″ wide strip on each side.
That’s it!

how to make an imrpov log cabin quilt

Quilted in a spiral with about 2.5″ in between each row which makes it nice and puffy now that it is washed.

improv log cabin quilt quilted in circles

Jennifer used flanel backing for this one. Snuggly.
improv log cabin quilt flanel backing
Wile this post was originally a quilt along from way back 2012, the idea is just fabulous and anyone can do. Make a big dent in those fabric scraps and make a improv log cabin.

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