The Montreal Modern Quilt Guild is making quilts for a palliative care centre this year. (Every year, we focus on a different charity.). This year, I decided to use up some of my scraps to make my charity quilt and the log cabin block is one of my favourites.
I wanted the quilt to be pretty gender neutral so I went with my blue scraps. I gave myself these guidelines when selecting scraps: they needed to be blue, except for one log which I wanted yellow or orange. It didn't matter if they were more traditional, or florals, or kids' fabrics, they just needed to be blue.
After a couple of days, I had 16 log cabin blocks measuring 12.5" each, so a quilt top of about 48" square.The top sat there for a little while because I wasn't sure how to quilt it. Then a couple of weeks ago, I decided to go with the serpentine stitch on my sewing machine and use my walking foot.
The quilting was really fast and easy, but it gives the quilt a wonderful texture.
For the binding, I went with a couple of Riley Blake Chevron fat quarters. I love the look of chevrons for bindings.
On the back, I made a big log cabin block and surrounded it with the happiest, brightest print I could find in my stash. At first, I wasn't sure about the yellow, but now that it's all done, I love it.
So there it is! My charity quilt for 2014! :-)
Linking up at Crazy Mom Quilts, My Quilt Infatuation and TGIFF.
Have a great weekend!
Looking good! Love the texture of your quilting.ReplyDelete
love those wavy lines and that yellow is perfect!!!ReplyDelete
I wasn't sure at first when I read about the yellow/orange thing but when I looked at the picture, I saw that it looks really great. The teal with the blue makes is more neutral than blue alone. Your serpentine stich look great on the log cabin.ReplyDelete
I have a question about your charity quilt: does everybody at your guild does a charity quilt alone or do you do them also as a group ? At my guild, we used to do two charity quilt as a group of about 30 persons. So it goes fast. All by yourself, you are very generous.
Wow, I love the way you used the yellowReplyDelete
I love the blues with the pops of color in orange and yellow. The back is perfect!ReplyDelete
Well done! I started using that wavy quilt stitch a couple of months ago and it is my new favorite. I love the back because the yellow really sets off your block and is so cheery.ReplyDelete
Love the design you chose!!ReplyDelete
Ooh, nice and scrappy! Must have been good for using up leftovers!ReplyDelete
Someone is going to love that quilt! The yellow was a great, cheery choice.ReplyDelete
Fabulous! The colours are spectacular! That pop of colour is really happy and cheerful.ReplyDelete
That's a fantastic charity quilt, and I love the back!ReplyDelete
I really love the pops of yellow/orange. It adds visual interest. I like the quilting too. How far apart did you do them? I was thinking of doing that on one I have waiting. I like the crinkly texture. The backing is so fun but then again I adore blue and yellow.ReplyDelete
SO NICE, LOVE THE QUILTING YOU DID.ReplyDelete
It's gorgeous! Love the pop of orange and yellow with the blue. Log cabins are always fun to do!ReplyDelete
It looks awesome! I love that one block on the back surrounded by all the yellow, and that serpentine stitch is great for the quilting.ReplyDelete
Beautiful finish! Thanks for including your methodology and "rules" for selecting colors and patterns within the blocks!ReplyDelete
Such a happy quilt and I know this was fun to make.ReplyDelete
Love the quilting you did on your machine using the walking foot. Which machine do you have, and which stitch did you use? I just recently learned that something other than a straight stitch can be done with the walking foot. thank you for sharing this info.ReplyDelete
I love log cabin blocks too! What a great idea to add in yellow and orange for a pop of colour! Someone is going to love this quilt for sure.ReplyDelete