Saturday, December 10, 2016

Bright log cabin baby quilt

A former colleague commissioned a quilt for her fourth baby, due in early January. I made eight placemats for her a couple of years ago, and those were bright too. She loves wonky quilts, and her whole house is painted in bright, vivid, tasteful colors.

Baby #4 will share a room with his big brother, which is painted in lovely shades of orange and blue.

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I sent a photo of the first log cabin block I finished for this project to Heidi for approval. She said "I think it is lovely. Brighter the better. :)" I got the message and set that one aside! I did not have many bright fabrics in my stash, so I stopped at Joann's and picked up several fat quarters in brights. The next try was a winner.

Then I had to get even more brights, solids this time, for the back, which is one big log cabin block.


There is a little black and white center of each block that you'll see if you look closely. I decided to bind the quilt in this black and white dot from Joann's.

Besides the new brights from Joann's, I had a few other new fabrics on hand
as well as scraps from friends and my own projects.
There are a few thrift shirts also.

I couldn't be happier with the result. The mama says she is in love with it.

Finished quilt measures 44" x 59"
Machine pieced and quilted every 2 1/2"


  1. You both are rightfully thrilled with this piece of art, Ruth. YAY for the bright colors, front and back!

    1. Thank you, Boots. It really is a happy quilt, and I love imagining Baby Spence looking at it. :)

  2. You know I love these!! Even more seeing them hanging up outside...LOVE the black and white dot trim too. Makes it!

    1. Thank you, Robin! After trying a couple of other colorful options for the binding, the black and white felt right. :)

  3. I can see why -- I love it too! But then, I'm all about bright!

  4. A lovely bright & cheerful quilt! And the b&w binding is the perfect finish!