May 28, 2013

Quartered Log Cabin Baby Quilt

As I sat at home, pouting about missing out on Spring Market, I flicked through the pictures on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, and came across a quilt that was hung up in the Free Spirit booth. I don't know remember where I saw that picture exactly, but I think the quilt and its fabrics were by Erin McMorris. (If anyone knows what I'm talking about, please tell me!!)

Anyway, I loved the way it showed off fabrics so effortlessly, and I had a bunch of scraps and strips laying on my cutting table, so I thought I'd play around with them. And out came this quilt! Someone asked me last week how I work... Umm, this is how lol! 

The scrappy quarters were so much fun to do. It's what I love about quilting... playing with colours, figuring out what goes where. Of course there's a hundred things I would change, but I still love how it turned out.

I rarely put borders on quilts, but it seemed like this one needed it. Plus my inspiration picture had borders, so I thought I'd go with it. Initially, I was going to use Kona Jade as the outer border, but then I thought that'd pull too much attention away from the centre, so I went with a black sketch instead. Muuuuuch better!

I used the Kona Jade on the back with a piece of Kona Lime (I think?), and quilted it very simply in a large grid. I used white Aurifil thread because I love how it does a beautiful job without taking away from the quilt. The binding is more black sketch to extend the border and not detract from the centre of the quilt.

The quilt is currently listed in my shop SOLD.

8 comments:

Svetlana said...

gorgeous!!!

CitricSugar said...

Beautiful! And one of those rare occasions when borders make a quilt more modern than taking them away.

QuiltNut Creations said...

so fabulous!! absolutely love it!

Laura Jane said...

NICE!!!!


(This is what you mean yes? http://www.flickr.com/photos/needlespinsandbakingtins/8792594906/)

Heather Jones said...

So gorgeous!

beth lehman said...

fabulous fabulous color!!! and i love the border. perfect for this gem!

Carla said...

What a great use of scraps! The border framed it so nicely.

Lindsay said...

I love this! So pretty the border really looks good with the scrappy center.

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