It felt so good to put that final stitch into the binding! My challenge quilt is FINISHED! I tried to get some decent photo’s but it’s definitely hard to do in the winter time…with bigger quilts. I ended up moving our futon and pinning the quilt to my curtains – actually worked out pretty decent. Anyway – the big reveal…
Modern Log Cabin! I am so super happy with how this turned out!
The center of each block is a piece of red Kona – to stick to the traditional rule of starting a log cabin with a red square. I’ll be writing up a pattern for this quilt so you can find out how the rest of it went together (if you can’t figure it out from the pictures). I’ve realized that I really love to mix tradition with modern. A friend of mine calls herself a contemporary quilter…I think that might be the proper word for me.
Anyway – when I finished this quilt my ‘long’ arm was still covered in fabric scraps. I quickly contacted my friend and talented free motion long arm quilter – Marcia Wachuta of Marcia’s Crafty Sewing & Quilting, to see if she could squeeze me in! It was my lucky day! She could squeeze me in! So I sent it off and she did this amazing swirly quilting design on the quilt!
I was beyond happy when I opened my mail and saw the quilting! It was absolutely perfect for this quilt! I finished her off by binding her in two different shades of grey/black Kona. They’re really similar and you may not notice it in the picture but you can tell if you look close.
I know I’ve said it before – but I love a challenge. It inspires me to come up with something I never thought I’d put together…or finally put together that idea I’ve had but never had a reason to do. Thanks to the Modern Quilt Guild and to Riley Blake for hosting this fun challenge!