30 November 2011

november finish


I recently received Scrap Republic by Emily Cier, a lovely book that shares ideas of using your smaller pieces. Also very inspired by the colorful creations of Jolene over at Blue Elephant Stitches, I just had to give it a try.

Starting with a sunny yellow center, I added one or two logs of each color.





My scrappy rainbow log cabin is 38" by 39". I quilted diagonal lines 1" apart on Hobbs Thermore polyester batting. The back is a colorful print from Nancy Wolff. A lot of times I struggle to find a good backing. Looking through my stash of children's prints this one was a perfect match!

I have saved a lot of colorful small pieces. The book has great ideas and patterns on how to use them all. I hope to dive into those scraps again soon...

There's been stormy, wet weather lately. I have a few finishes waiting for photo opportunities. Wish you all some time to create!
; )

20 comments:

Clare said...

I love the colours on this. So bright.

How do you measure the 1" gaps. I'm just starting to machine quilt in straight lines and use masking tape as a guide.

Banaghaisge said...

That is lovely - great colours!
Clare, have a look in the box of goodies that came with your machine. There may well be a guide in it that is just a hook sort of piece of metal, like a letter L and about 4 or so cm long, it screws into the shank bit of your machine and you can use that as a guide for each row.
Or use a white pencil and a long straight piece of timber, perspex (like a ruler but see if you can find a piece perhaps a metre or more long). I use a Derwent water colour pencil which will then wipe off with a damp cloth.
Also, don't stress too much if your lines are a bit wobbly, you will get better each time!

Rene' said...

Marit, this quilt is wonderful! Love the colorful scrappy log cabin. The diagonal quilt lines are perfect. I just ordered this book and can't wait to receive it! Thanks for giving me another reason to anxiously await its arrival!

Sujata said...

Beautiful colors. Your machine quilting is amazing!

Barb said...

Love this quilt. The binding is so perfect - the colors are fun and have great movement.
I hope you have a great place to hang this - it's mesmerizing.

Jolene said...

This is SO great! And yes, the backing is absolutely perfect too.

Nifty Quilts said...

Beautiful! Yes, your backing goes perfectly. And your diagonal lines really make it more contemporary.

It's been stormy and wet here, too. Too little light for photographs.

Bridget said...

A quilt like this makes for a happy day. Perfect fabric for the backing, isn't it?

Anita said...

I just love this quilt and your right the back is a perfect match. Great job!

Marls said...

What a gorgeous quilt and the backing is perfect. I have just received the book so will be diving into the projects.Thanks for the inspiration.

Heather said...

I love your quilt, it's so happy! The fabrics you used are adorable. The backing goes perfectly with it too, I am going to have to make one of these :)

Sharon said...

Oh, what a happy, bright quilt! I've always loved rainbows - real or otherwise. I like the diagonal quilting you did. It's a nice counterpoint to the squareness of the quilt. Great job!

homeschooled said...

Lovely quilt. Is that the ROY G BIV idea? have you seent he storm on her blog lately?

Teje said...

Beautiful! What a great pattern with so lovely colours! Rainbow makes us always happy!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Such a gorgeous quilt! I love the black and white binding against all those pretty colours :)

Tonya Ricucci said...

love it! although those aren't small pieces!

Inga said...

Nice colours. Beautiful quilt.
Klem Ingrid

Cathy said...

Your scrappy rainbow is simply beautiful Marit. I love those colours they are really drawing me in. xo

sewkatiedid said...

I very much want to do a big log cabin like this. Need to get to work on what's on the design wall so I can move on.

Love the owl quilt too. Super cute fabrics.

goletagirlwendy said...

I love all the bright colors, beautiful quilt.