Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Patchwork Log Cabin ~ wait-what?

Last week I posted the fabrics for a chocolate quilt I have been contemplating 

I had the idea of a patchwork log cabin combo, yea I know sounds weird.  I did a little EQ7 play and was convinced it would work so
I started cutting up my blocks.

These are the curtains in the bedroom that this gift will go.  I knew I wanted to add blue, not a whole block of it.  This is what I came up with, just a sliver on different blocks, not overwhelming just a bit of color.  My thinking was if I made one of the squares blue it would look like polkadots, not what I wanted, do you think it works?

Once I started putting the blocks together I knew I accomplished my goal on every point. Each of the blocks will finish at 20" square (20 1/2" unfinished). For a king size quilt I need to make 24 blocks plus maybe a border. 

I got all of this done in one day, yes I am back to sewing!  
With breaks for icing and PT

Yea! Off to sew


  1. The slice of blue is brilliant! I agree, having a whole square of blue would make your eye focus THERE and as you've put it together, it's like the blue is peeking out and instead your eye focuses on the pattern. Such a great idea!

  2. I think the slice of blue works very well and looks fantastic in the blocks you have already made! A big square of blue would have been tool overwhelming.

  3. How nice and rich these colors look together!

  4. Very pretty. Great slice of blue and I love how your design combines two patterns!

  5. Brilliant! That little bit of blue really pops and brings interest to the design. Looks fabulous!

  6. I do like the little hint of blue. It's like it's hiding from you, but you think you catch a glimpse of it. Love it!

  7. Yes, that little bit of blue is perfect! A big block of it would be too much. It's going to look great!

  8. I really like the block, the quilt is going to look great great. The blue adds a little pop.


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