Sunday, January 08, 2012

Wonky Log Cabin

I think this should be my year of fearless quilting. I have already tried to take that approach with my clothes sewing. I have tried new patterns and fabrics in the last year and much of my wardrobe is now handmade. There are many quilting techniques, ideas and patterns that I want to try and some of those have been on the to do list for a few years.
One is the wonky log cabin. I have promised my Mum a dress for her birthday, but she really needs to come and stay with me while I make it so I thought I would make a little wall hanging for her. I decided to have a go at a wonky log cabin and not think too much about the process. This is the result. I was really worried after I cut the block into quarters that I had made a big mistake and I should have left it as a wonky square, but now it is finished I am really happy with it and the best thing - so is my Mum.
I used scraps of some patterned fabrics and the solids (except the cream) are Kaffe Fasset and I love them. The colors are amazing. I can't believe it was the first the I have used them I will definitely he using them again soon.

11 comments:

Nicky said...

Definitely like the cut up version better ! More movement! First of many I hope...a quilt perhaps?

Stephanie said...

Very free spirited!

Tanya said...

You did a great job. Looks awesome cut up and the colours really pop!

Lisa said...

Love those colors. Been thinking of doing something with the scraps I have and getting ideas.. this is good!

Sally said...

Looks fabulous. I'm going to follow your lead... "fearless" sewing - brilliant philosophy.

Kris said...

Oh I love it! Yes, be fearless this year! It works so well I think. Love that your wardrobe is nearly all stuff you have made. My Mum was always like that when we were kids. One day I will do the same. (any minute now!)

Craft to Do said...

Great work. I love when Opps turns into a Ah!! Love your New outlook for the year. I would love to try some really modern quilts this year. Sandra

SewSurprising said...

That looks great, I love wonky.

rubyru_rubyru said...

Loving your quilt, fearless sewing is definately the way forward! sometimes I worry so much about the pattern or colour combo's I just do it and never regret it.

Солнечный блог said...

Sehr gute arbeit!! Gefelt mir sehr!!

Annie said...

LOVE love love a bit of fearless quilting - YEAH, it looks great