Monday, February 27, 2017

Wonky Log Cabin Quilt

Wonky log cabin quilt in all red - there's a tutorial to make these blocks!

In continuing my quest this year to use up more of my scraps, I decided to follow a fun tutorial by Simple Girl, Simple Life to make this all-red Wonky Log Cabin quilt.  

I chose to do red because my red scrap bin was the fullest out of all of them - by far!  Plus since it was February I wanted to work with my favorite red prints again.

red scraps ready to make a quilt


I have to warn you that this method makes a mess.  But it's a fun kind of mess, I promise!

Wonky Log Cabin blocks all in red - link to tutorial to make the blocks

I found that once I was set up to make blocks (scraps on floor sorted by length, iron hot, 12.5" square ruler ready) I just kept going and going.  They're addictive!  

Wonky Log Cabin blocks all in red - link to tutorial to make the blocks

I did stop and pause at 20 blocks, thinking I would like that size.  But once I laid them all out and saw how many red scraps I STILL had left, I thought I should probably keep going.

Wonky log cabin quilt in all red - there's a tutorial to make these blocks!

30 was the magic number for this quilt.  I have 6 rows of 5 blocks each.  And STILL plenty of red scraps left.  (You can see the size of my scrap bins in this blog post)

Wonky log cabin quilt in all red - there's a tutorial to make these blocks!

I quilted this one in organic wavy lines.  I wanted some curves to the quilting to help soften all of the straight lines and angles, but I also wanted to keep a modern feel to the quilting.  

Wavy line quilting on a cute red scrappy quilt

You can see more of the quilting in this photo, along with the black and white stripey binding.  

And for the backing I chose to use this cute flannel thermos print from the Burly Beavers fabric line from Robert Kaufman.  I found it here on Etsy from the Stitch Stash Diva.  I love the weight that flannel adds to a quilt, without adding as much bulk as a minky backing.  

Burly Beavers flannel print with thermoses

When the fabric arrived in the mail, I showed it to my kids an asked if they knew what they were.  They guessed water bottles.  So I gave them a quick little lesson on the coolness of thermoses and how in grade school everyone had a metal lunch box with a matching thermos.  I still remember my Holly Hobby thermos + lunchbox.  As well as the one belonging to the boy that sat across from me. Every day at lunch I had to look at his gross lunchbox covered with photos of the band KISS.  Killed my appetite for the entire year.  Ah memories.  

See the tutorial here from Simple Girl, Simple Life and check out the others on IG:  #scrapbusterlogcabins

7 comments:

  1. AWESOME quilt!! Top, back, and binding, included.

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  2. Wonky, whimsical and wonderful!!! I love your quilt :)

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  3. AWESOME QUILT!, Andy. Love the reds and you've done a beautiful job on the whole quilt!

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  4. Your quilt just made me smile so much that I had to let you know!

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  5. Gosh - that turned out so great! Love all the various reds in there!

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