Wonderland Log Cabin Quilt

Monday, September 24, 2018

Happy Monday! I'm excited to share a finished quilt with you today. This quilt has been seven years in the making!

I started this quilt when we first moved to Wisconsin in August 2011, making it one of my oldest works in progress for many years. It features the collection Wonderland by Momo, which even at the time had been long out of print. Thankfully, I still love the fabric just as much as I did then!

The plan for this quilt was based around the limited fabric I had to work with. I had managed to find a charm pack and a honeybun of this collection, plus some yardage and fat quarters of a few prints, mostly the scissors. I cut out the entire quilt before starting it, only making one complete block.

It was one of those projects that I just couldn't really get going. I'd pull it out every couple years, but never made much progress. Finally, in January I decided it was time to really work on it. I had thinned out my works in progress before the move, and the list felt a bit more manageable. I knew it would feel really good to get this one done.

I had to spend some time ironing all the strips and partial blocks before I could get started again, but once I started sewing, I was determined.

The quilting was done by Melissa of Sew Shabby Quilting. I chose the Malachite pattern, which I wasn't super sure about, but ended up loving. It looks like a topographical map to me, and I think it's a great match for this quilt!

I wasn't sure what I was going to use for backing, until a friend swooped in and saved the day. She had seen my progress and offered to share her remaining Wonderland stash with me. It ended up being the perfect amount to piece together a back.

The binding came together right at the last minute. I got lucky and found someone destashing a half yard of this print on instagram, yay! I've been really bad about using my labels lately, but I remembered to pull them out for this quilt.

Read more about them here: My Custom Woven Labels

This quilt was in progress for such a long time, I honestly wasn't sure when I'd ever finish it. I'm thankful that I never stopped loving the fabrics, and that I was able to keep all the pieces and my notes together all this time. It felt really satisfying to cross such an old project off the list. It's motivated me to tackle another old project, hopefully I can get to finished this year too!

Happy Quilting!


  1. What is the over-all size of this quilt...

  2. This looks great! I have a jelly roll and honey bun (and maybe some FQs) of Wonderland that I've had for years - I really should pull them out and come up with a plan for them.

  3. Oooh, yes definitely! I am so glad to finally be able to enjoy this collection in a finished quilt! :)

  4. Oh, the age of this makes it something that could have been easy to walk away from. How marvelous that you got a second (or third) wind and finished it! It turned out great.

  5. Love the quilt. The colors are great!

  6. Beautiful quilt!!! Momo is one of my favorite designers and I have quite a stash of her stuff... her collections are so whimsical...they make me smile.

  7. It’s beautiful. I’m not familiar with that fabric but I love the vibrancy of the finished quilt!

  8. This quilt turned out wonderful, Jeni. I am proud of you for finishing it. I am so happy to know I am not alone in the unfinished business of quilts.
    Now I am inspired.

  9. Love this! Such pretty fabrics. I especially like your choice of binding and how the quilt fabrics just flow right into it, almost like there is no binding at all.

  10. This quilt is gorgeous, Jeni! I’ve been wanting to make some scrappy I Spy quilts and this is a great inspiration. What size are your center blocks? I love seeing your finished products-thank you for sharing your beautiful work!

  11. Is there a pattern you would care to share?

    1. There’s no pattern, it’s made with charm squares for the centers and 1.5” strips for the logs!

  12. Beautiful Quilt. Great Quilt to snuggle up with this coming Winter. It looks very warm and inviting.

  13. I really LOVE this quilt - the colours and the layout! Fantastic!

  14. That quilt is stunning! Well done for finishing it! I like the pattern, it's a great way to show off favourite fabrics as charms, you inspired me, thanks!


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