I finished my quarter log cabin quilt on Thursday, but just found no time to blog it! I have been in house cleaning and prepping for entertaining mode for the past couple of days since I'm hosting a baby shower tomorrow. Also, our MQG chapter spent a huge chunk of yesterday at our local children's hospital delivering quilts to babies in need. Since my son was a preemie and in the hospital for 5 weeks, it was such a moving experience to be able to bring comfort to these families in a specific way. All activities aside, I'm glad I finally have a few minutes to share the finish with you!
I don't know why, but the colors and shape of the blocks remind me of the bright sailboats and flags in a marina, so that's what I'm calling this one.
This quilt was a really fun one to work on. It was a breeze to put together, and made great use of fabrics I already had sitting in my cabinet. I don't know about you, but even though sometimes I like to use an entire collection of fabric, it feels so amazing to be able to make a whole quilt from whatever is in my stash.
I really only needed 16 different fabrics for the front of this quilt, but you know me...I always like to have some leftovers for the backing. So I used 20 different prints, which gave me a couple of rows of blocks to round out the WOF strips on the backing.
For the binding, I used some of my favorite Denyse Schmidt navy and orange polkadot fabric. I found it on a crazy sale awhile ago and bought a few yards to have on hand. Blue and orange are so common in boyish fabrics that I knew it would get used up!
If you've never made a quarter log cabin and are looking for an easy, relaxing project, I highly recommend giving this pattern a try. This quilt measures 64" x 64," and in case you missed it, I gave a little explanation in my last post on how I put the blocks together, and I included cutting diagrams there as well.
Marina is already in its new home, in the reading nook of a friend's son. It makes me happy to imagine him snuggled up with it, along with his favorite book.