Quarter Log Cabin Quilt
Remember this bundle that I put together with fabric chosen from Fabric Spark? Well, the quilt is finally completed! Sewing has been a little slow here the last few weeks. In the first month after the baby, I actually spent some time at my sewing machine and thought smugly to myself that it would continue as usual!
I think it may have sadly been a babymoon thing, because right now I'm over run by real life! Oh well, that's not a bad thing, just a phase of life, and I know my cuddly little baby will grow up very fast! (and I still have a backlog of finished and not so finished projects to show you...)
Now on to this quilt. It. is. bright. I love it's quirky craziness. That purple just clashes so amazingly with the red:) When you see that teal floral print up close, it all makes sense because the print includes this magenta and red so well.
From each fat quarter, I started by cutting a variety of strip widths, anywhere from 1.5" to 3.5". I also cut a few 4" squares from some of the prints.
I then constructed quarter log cabin blocks, using a variety of square sizes to begin, anywhere from 3" to 4". You add strips to 2 sides of the square, rather than all 4 sides as you would for a regular log cabin. I kept adding strips till the blocks were 9" square.
It took me awhile to decide on the backing and binding fabric. I'm really happy with what I chose because I feel like it is cohesive with the front of the quilt, but calms it down at the same time!
Backing fabric is Cotton and Steel On the Grid in Mint.
Binding is Cotton and Steel Dottie Bluebird
For those of you who like these eclectic colors and patterns together, but maybe not all the bright colors together, I've just had the thought that using this bundle to make a Pow Wow quilt would be amazing. And this fabric I've used for the backing would make a great background for this quilt.
You can find this bundle here at FabricSpark. Note: The bundle has been slightly edited, due to one fabric being out of stock and also my changes once I started making the quilt:) The bundle right now is exactly like what I used in my quilt except that the navy arrows have been replaced by another navy print (which works equally well) and the one cream and red floral print is not included.
Another note: If you do buy this bundle and make something with it, I'd love to see it!!