I have a quilting bucket list and this log cabin quilt checked off one of the items on that bucket list. Looking back helps gives me (re)inspiration for some of the quilts I’m making today. In this log cabin, made entirely from scraps, I used a central red square, scrappy white/off white shirting, and darker scrappy logs.
I loved quilting this on my longarm because I was able to use different quilting designs in each of the diagonal sections of the triangles. I used a design by Kathy “Beany” Balmart at Quilty Pleasures from her Cascade bundle.
I loved trying it out on my log cabin. Designs like this would work really well on many pieced blocks which have strong diagonal lines across the quilt top. Do you have one in your bucket list?
We had some absolutely stunning palettes to work from over the weekend at Quilt Design a Day. I had gobs of fun designing. The colors reminded me of summers sitting by the pool, but in the shade with sunscreen and a hat, drinking cold drinks–heaven!! I’ve been thinking about making this one. It would be fun to do with Dale Fleming’s 6-minute circle method, which you can find here: http://www.hgtv.com/video/easy-circle-quilt-blocks-video/index.html).
I’d also like to sew the Ocean Waves quilt in the patriotic colors. What a great idea for a July 4 picnic. It would be tons of fun to quilt in the negative space–fireworks, exploding feathers, etc.
Have you ever felt like the “odd bird” out? I know that I sure have, just like the red bird above. However, that is the bird that makes the quilt interesting I think. Celebrate your unique-ness today!!
Did you notice that most of my designs were inspired by things that happen in the summer??!! “Orange Cream sickle”, I loved them as a kid (if truth were to be known, I think I still like them 🙂 ). Enjoy the spring!!
The Quilts of Valor foundation delivers comfort in the form of a quilt to combat veterans. Longarm quilters volunteer to provide batting, thread, and quilting services for quilt tops. I’m lucky to assist quilt makers finish their quilts with quilting. Before Christmas I quilted 4 quilts for a client. I changed the original quilting design so that I could place each block’s individually and have my Statler Stitcher quilt from one edge to another. I’m really thankful to Joan Knight, Page Johnson, and Anita Shackleford who taught me how to edit designs. The design which I modified was Flower Block 6 with Star which came standard on my Statler. Modifying it to stitch from each block’s point to point was well worth the effort!