Christmas Quilt – Quarter Square Log Cabin Scrap Quilt
This Quarter Log Cabin quilt is a total fabric scrap buster! I sew alot and generate loads of scraps. I have decided to just start sewing them together until I have a large enough quilt. So far, in 2015, this is my 3rd total scrap quilt. (Here’s the first one.)
The first scrap quilts I stitched were inspired by Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s 15 Minutes of Play book. This quilt, however, was inspired by an instagram hashtag: #logcabinswapfun I wasn’t in the instagram swap, but I loved following along! It absolutely motivated me to try to make a quarter square log cabin quilt block.
Since I was digging through the scraps, I decided to make a couple-a-few blocks at a time, while I had the fabric everywhere. That turned out to be 6. Wellllll…. Then I thought, “I’m not going to really see the square/log design with only 6. I’d better make a couple-a-few more.”
Of course, this got out of control. Big surprise, right?
I ended up with 36 total blocks. Each block finishes at 12″. The scrappy fabric quilt top is 72″ x 72″.
You’ll notice the design wall has the blocks arranged in the same direction. Turns out, I’m married to an engineer. He walked into the sewing studio and was a bit concerned that the blocks didn’t make anything. He turned them into the large square design in the finished quilt. Luckily, he’s also tall enough to reach the top row of the design wall so “the same fabrics won’t touch.” Thanks, Mr Hubbs!
This big guy took a quick trip on my HandiQuilter longarm.
I opted to free motion quilt some large swirls into the quilt top. I used variegated hot pink thread. It really doesn’t look crazy, since the quilt is already every single color. Click the photos below to see them larger.
I have to tell you, I tried to use up a piece of batting that would “just fit” the quilt size. Ended up ok, but oh man, I was sweating there for a bit. Lets just say I cut it a little too close.
In keeping with the fabric stash buster/scrappy quilt theme, I build the quilt back. Which fabric will match “every color”…. um… all of them, I guess?
Now, about that title “Christmas Quilt – Quarter Square Log Cabin”
This quilt is going to be a Christmas gift for someone this year!! AND of course, there is Christmas fabric:
Christmas fabric makes a Christmas quilt, right? Surely….
I think the recipient will like the quilt. She’s got a free-spirited, every-fabric-color, super-scrap-quilt kind of vibe.