Tuesday, October 17, 2023

It's A Finish! Wonky Log Cabin

Wonky Log Cabin
42 x 56
It's a finish!

For the centers I used some leftover 4.5 inch finished Wonky Star blocks with blue and green backgrounds. Those were old leftovers from making a couple of quilts with Wonky Stars. 

In April of this year the theme in my sewing room was "Strings" so I dug into my bottomless box of strings and dug out blue and green strings to make 14 inch Wonky Log Cabin blocks. 

I quilted it on my Brother DSM with swirls in lime green thread. For the binding I found enough pieces of green and blue leftover bindings in my leftover binding box. 

For a bit of extra fun and a surprise... this quilt has some glow in the dark fabric - the white sheep with blue background.  Those strings as well as quite a few other strings in this quilt were the result of skinny quilt back trimmings. 

The backing is a black and lime green polka dot. I do love polka dots in any colors. They just say "happy" to me. 

And sew on...

 

13 comments:

Karen said...

That is a very happy quilt!

Vicki in MN said...

Great finish! Looks fun to sew, did you just keep adding strips that were wonky to begin with and then only square it up at the end?

Nann said...

The wonky stars add such energy to the log cabins! Great backing. I am partial to polka dots.

Linda said...

I love this quilt! Stars and log cabins are my favourite blocks, so a combination of both is brilliant for me.

Linda Swanekamp said...

Love, love the wonky little red stars! Love all the blocks. I have been making lots of wonky 7" crumb blocks with a little red diamond in the middle. I keep making them, but no idea what to do with them. Your idea is super.

Chantal said...

I love a blue and green quilt and yours is no exception. Love the wonky stars. They add a little bit of whimsy. Congrats on another great finish! ;^)

gayle said...

You're absolutely right about polka dots - they make everything happier!

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

What a fun quilt and love the backing fabric. Woo Hoo on the finish.

Mystic Quilter said...

Blue and green always make a lovely quilt I think, love what you've done here with the wonky stars in the block centres. Your idea of designating a month to a theme for your patchwork is such a good one I think. Just to focus one one method - April strips - sounds to me a recipe for making a lot of progress.

Pamela Arbour said...

You did a smash up job with this one. As I was looking closely at the fabrics, I could see the memories that someone could have from cuddling up to it and enjoying all the playful fabrics. Whether young or old, it will be enjoyed and cherished for a long time.

Elizabeth V Kelbaugh said...

Fabulous finish with all the cute blues and greens. Great job!

mangozz said...

This quilt is just the best with all of those different patterned strips, those star centers and the backing fabric with the polka dots!! You are so creative! It's always fun to check in to your blog post and see what you've been up to. I look forward to it each day although I am still a bit behind with all of the emails.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

ohhh How I LOVE this one - these are my most favorite colors - and all togethers - its just Bluetaful!!!! haha!