Saturday, August 22, 2015

Snakes and Snails and Sugar and Spice

Snakes and snails and puppy dog tails and sugar and spice and everything nice - that's what this quilt is made of (as well as scraps, scraps and more scraps). 


72 x 90
Wonky Logs
From scraps
For my grandnephew



I quilted it on my plain Jane Janome.   I quilted it with a loopy design going one way on the light sections and the opposite way on the colored sections. 


The blocks were made last year and this year as one of my Rainbow Scrap Challenge projects.  I made four nine inch wonky log cabin blocks in scraps of the color of the month and then joined the four blocks into eighteen inch blocks. 

I started each block with the traditional red square. 


I used extra wide muslin for the backing.  I don't think that red bled through...I THINK it is just showing through out in the sun.  I used three color catchers in the wash. 


I thought I had enough of that striped fabric for the binding but I accidentally used some in the potholders I've been making...ooops...no matter...I filled in with a couple of polka dot pieces.  (Don't mind the "shaky hand" quilting. It really only shows up in close up photos which I shouldn't take).  


And since I used lots and lots of scraps I'm going to link up to Oh Scrap! at Quilting is More Fun than Housework.   Isn't it? 




29 comments:

Sue SA said...

I love your log cabin, just delightful. It is a great block up use up scraps and I am going to keep that in mind for next year....hopefully I will be down to only strings next year, thats the way it should work, right?!

Julierose said...

Lovely rainbow log cabin--hugs, Julierose

Jennie in GA said...

Great quilt. And I live scrappy bindings.

katie z. said...

Fabulous finish!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Love how you quilted this one! Another happy quilt for sure! I recently heard that adding a bit of Dawn dish detergent helps get rid of any bleeding.

Nancy said...

You are just speeding through quilts these days! Is this maybe the third finished quilt this month? This is really bright and fun.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Congrats! on your newly completed RSC Quilt. I'm sure that the recipient will LOVE it (as much as I do!!!)

Lori said...

Nice nice NICE!!!! Lucky is the man getting this quilt. Great interp of RSC.

Dasha said...

I watched you making those blocks last year and loved them then. Absolutely adore the finished quilt!

scraphappy said...

What a fun and fabulous quilt. Congratulations! I am sure it will be much loved.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I love it!

Colleen said...

Looks fantastic! I love the rainbow of your blocks and the added polka dot in the binding.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

A lovely finish! I love that little extra red polka dot binding too!

knitnkwilt said...

Log cabin is so much fun. I like your bright colors and mixed neutral lights. The polka dots add to the binding--good thing you ran out of stripes.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely quilt with Oh Scrap! I think it turned out wonderfully - so bright and happy!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love the striped binding, but it's also so fun to see the pop of the red polka dot in there. A very happy quilt!

Magpie Sue said...

This turned out GREAT! Rainbow scraps make the happiest quilts!

Nell's Quilts said...

Beautiful quilt. I like the red square that unifies the whole thing.

Julie Craven said...

Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sheila said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish! I love it. Love scrappy binding, too.

Linda said...

I so love this pattern and your bright colors. I did not know it was traditional to start with a red square but I love it!

Karen said...

Very pretty bold, bright, and cheerful quilt.

Cathy said...

Gorgeous, beautiful, fabulous!! I LOVE it!!! Can't wait to finish mine (hopefully by the end of the year).

Tu-Na Quilts said...

Gorgeous quilt!!! Colorful and scrappy and modern looking. A bravo finish!!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

It's just gorgeous! :)

Vic in NH said...

I love those close ups that really let me see the fabrics and the quilting, thanks so much! It's a great quilt so fun and happy!

Bethany said...

So beautiful!! I'm hoping to begin a log cabin quilt soonish and yours is very inspiring! Love all the color!

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Adrianne @ On the Windy Side said...

Wow - I love this one!