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Saturday, April 7, 2018

A Different Point of View: Log Cabin Ribbon Patchwork

One of the things that makes life so interesting.....Everyone has a different point of view! I probably would never thought of using ribbons to create a log cabin block, but for Elaine Schmidt whose passion is ribbons, it's a natural.

Lazy Log Cabin Ribbon Patchwork:

This is ribbon patchwork, one of the techniques that is featured in her book: "How to Make 100 Ribbon Embellishments". Which is available at: Amazon.com

This is called the Lazy Log Cabin pattern because it really is a short-cut version of the traditional pieced patchwork block. Except, the piecing uses rows of ribbons, placed side-by-side, to imitate the look of fabric. 

The block starts with a center square of ribbon that is fused to a base fabric. Surrounding rows of ribbon are then positioned around the square in rows. Each row covers the raw cut edges to the previous row, creating a very quick and neat log cabin block. Machine zigzag or decorative overcast stitches can be sewn along all the edges, where the ribbons abut. It would be interesting to mix fussy cut fabrics with the ribbons as a border.......
I'm going to put some thought into this and I'll let you know what I come up with-

Any suggestions?


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