Monday, February 17, 2014

Scrappy Queen Size Log Cabin Quilt and a few more finishes

I just love log cabin quilts! The blocks are super easy to make and when it comes to patterns there are many possibilities. 
If you read my previous post, you know I'm in for a scrappy year, which means using up bits and pieces and NOT buy fabrics just for fun! My dear childhood friend Johnny is the 'fabric police' now, so I need an approval from him each time I need to buy fabrics - LOL

I can't believe all the greens I have hoarded since 2006 when I started quilting! I don't know why, but I have always believed I don't like green... Does it look like that?! :) 
When I got the idea to make a log cabin quilt using greens, the first 'picture' came from the little farm where I grew up. The farm is just next to marshland and it is surrounded by forest - a perfect playground for a little child! 


The four seasons at the farm; 
winter: the cream tone-on-tone; the snow - the red square; the fireplace
spring and autumn: the greens
summer: the yellow - the sun

To make it a queen size, I need another border all around. I have decided on a flying geese border, since we often spotted them.  


I had some Civil War fabric scraps and here's a couple of small table toppers.
Not the perfect weather for photos today; cloudy, so the photos came out a bit dark. 
For this one I had enough for the border...


... but not for this one.... I don't think I have anything that fits... 


A little orphan block.... I have yet to decide on this one... A mini pillow, mug rug, candle mat.... I don't know....
What I know is that I don't have enough of these fabrics to continue to make it one row bigger....


Some finishes

Set of 6 coasters - kiwi


Set of 4 coasters - poppies


The coasters are for sale in my Etsy shop.

WIP's right now:
- hem 6 coasters
- quilt 4 placemats

It needs to be done, but I'm not sure about the priority list - LOL. 


11 comments:

Oops-Lah said...

Lovely quilt and blocks! I think I also need a fabric police person!!! I haven't bought any fabric this year yet, so let's see how I can carry on.

Bjørg said...

Jeg elsker logcabin! Her var det mye fint!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I love your log cabin! so pretty - there are a lot of us trying to quilt with our scraps this year it seems. I wonder why we have all decided that - prices?

Carrie P. said...

Love Love your green log cabin quilt. Green is one of my favorite colors.

thebutterflyquilter said...

Wonderful log cabins. Why not take the left over blocks and make a pieced backing for the quilt? then it could be reversible.

Brandie said...

That is a gorgeous green quilt! It's even better with a story behind it. Lovely!

Fleurette said...

Loving all your scrappy quilts!

Karen said...

Great seeing your log cabins. The greens do look lovely.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

I love Log Cabin Astrid and your green one is lovely!

Hilachas said...

You're so creative, Astrid. Just look at all of your beautiful and completed projects. WTG!

Farm Gate Creations said...

I love it all, my you have been so busy.