Rectangular Logcabin Wall Quilt
Friday, August 19, 2016
Happy Friday! Today I want to share a fun all solids wall quilt that I made this Summer! RJR Fabrics approached me about participating in the What Shade Are You? blog hop, and I was excited to join in! I’ll be honest though, I was a little intimidated to work with just solids. It’s definitely outside my comfort zone, but I was excited to take on the challenge.
I have been itching lately to work with log cabin blocks, and I’ve had this particular design tucked away for a while. It’s been waiting in the wings for the perfect project. I liked the idea of changing the shape of the center of the block to a rectangle, to see how it would affect the overall look of the block. The blocks in my quilt finish as a square because of an extra log at the end, but otherwise, they’d finish rectangular. Cool!
There were so many colors to choose from when looking through all the Cotton Supreme Solids available, at first I was overwhelmed with the possibilities. I ended up choosing a color scheme based on a piece of artwork by Susan Driscoll of The Print Tree.
Here are the solids I used for my project: 218 Pink Sapphire, 278 Just Peachy, 301 Seafoam, 319 Overcast, 332 Marvelous, 333 Bougainvillea, 335 Feeling Blue, 362 Argento, and 358 Harlequin
For the quilting, I knew I wanted something non-geometric to break up the design a bit. I went with my tried and true wavy lines. These are done using a walking foot, and the quilt is smoothly turned to the left and right while stitching to get these organic, uneven lines. It’s a relaxing design to quilt, and it’s very forgiving!
I used 358 Harlequin for the binding and a Cotton + Steel print, Sprinkle in Petal, for the backing.
I’m hoping to find somewhere in our apartment to hang up this quilt, I am really happy with how it turned out. I may need to do some shuffling, there isn't much wall real estate left!
Thank you to RJR Fabrics for the opportunity to be a part of this event!