Monday, October 12, 2020

Three Quarter Log Cabin Scrap Quilt


It is a relief to finish this quilt. Making the improv blocks from scraps was so relaxing last fall, but they sat another year on a shelf as I tried to figure out how to use them all together. The solution of sashing to separate the crazy prints and colors has worked fairly well.

The quilt is big by my standards (73 x 95), since I quilted it on my tiny home machine. I find small scale free motion designs well suited for a large quilt because the small shapes, like these loops, allow you to stop and adjust the quilt frequently without interrupting or marring a larger, flowing design. 


I used an extra wide yellow backing from my stash and an old Erin McMorris Summersault print that I love for the binding. I think largescale prints are so interesting as binding because you get quite a variation along the edge or the quilt.

Patting myself on the back for using these blocks rather than letting them languish, and I hope the quilt will be useful and a blessing to a local child in foster care. 

4 comments:

FlourishingPalms said...

This is wonderful, Alexandra! I’m glad you persevered to make it large. Yes, that background is a settling contrast to the beautiful prints. Now I want to make one like this! Don’t know whether to blame you or thank you for that! :-)

Debbie said...

Yay for a finish! I really like the blocks and am glad you put them to good use!

Shasta Matova said...

That is a beautiful block and making a background adds a calmness to the quilt. So beautiful!

Lynette said...

Hey! This is a *really* fun scrappy quilt. I love it so much - and that binding is perfect for it.