Usually when I don’t blog for a while it’s because I’m in a bit of a sewing slump and not stitching much. This last blogging drought is for the opposite reason — I’ve been too busy sewing! For the last few months, I’ve been a busy bee in the lead up to the wedding of one of my best friends, Fiona. I definitely wanted to make Fiona and her husband Adam a quilt as a wedding gift. Since Fiona had asked me to make 6 bouquets for the bridal party and one for her (stay tuned for another post on that!), I finished this quilt a couple of months ago and it’s been hard to keep it a secret until the wedding. (Not that I had to worry — Fiona and Adam are more likely to be out canoe camping than reading my sewing blog or looking at Instagram, but just wanted to be on the safe side!).
Without further adieu, here is what I made — a log cabin quilt that was as cheery and full of life as the couple I made if for!
This quilt was a blast to make. It was so much fun to take an improvisational approach to the colour scheme and fabric choices, and make up the design as I went along. I love how the colours compliment each other even though the fabrics are so diverse. I also like how colourful this quilt is compared with the 5 quilts I’ve made in the past which all had fairly monochromatic colour schemes. I can just picture Fiona and Adam having a picnic on this quilt or bringing it on one of their camping adventures!
A couple of detail shots:
This last picture shows the binding in progress… this is definitely my favourite part of quilting these days! You may also notice a few stray threads in these photos. Any time I give a quilt as a gift, I wait until I’m out of my house to do a final once over to trim threads and remove all of the cat hair my kitty may have left!
You can learn to make a log cabin quilt by checking out our tutorial here. And I encourage you to take some chances with your print and colour choices — this is just the kind of quilt to do that.
I can’t finish this post without adding a few photos taken at the wedding and its beautiful setting — Letchworth State Park in New York state, one of the most stunning parks I’ve visited. Enjoy!