Friday, June 27, 2014

Modern Log Cabins - A Friday Finish

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!

Izzy

 

 

19 comments:

  1. Looking good! Love the texture of your quilting.

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  2. love those wavy lines and that yellow is perfect!!!

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  3. 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.

    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.

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  4. Wow, I love the way you used the yellow

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  5. I love the blues with the pops of color in orange and yellow. The back is perfect!

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  6. 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.

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  7. Love the design you chose!!

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  8. Ooh, nice and scrappy! Must have been good for using up leftovers!

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  9. Someone is going to love that quilt! The yellow was a great, cheery choice.

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  10. Fabulous! The colours are spectacular! That pop of colour is really happy and cheerful.

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  11. That's a fantastic charity quilt, and I love the back!

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  12. 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.

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  13. SO NICE, LOVE THE QUILTING YOU DID.

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  14. It's gorgeous! Love the pop of orange and yellow with the blue. Log cabins are always fun to do!

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  15. 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.

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  16. Beautiful finish! Thanks for including your methodology and "rules" for selecting colors and patterns within the blocks!

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  17. Such a happy quilt and I know this was fun to make.

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  18. 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.
    diannemitzel1@hotmail.com

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  19. 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.

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