Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Curved Log Cabin Baby Quilt

Last month, Sandra over at mmm! quilts started a new linky party called Drop Everything and Make It! DREAMit! It is a linky party for those of us who are known to stop all work on everything else and make something that inspires us. There is a button on my right side bar for this linky party. This project was definitely a DREAMit! project for me. I saw a picture on Instagram on Thursday morning and went home that night and started cutting it. I was off on Friday, so I got about half of my blocks made. On Saturday, I finished the rest of the blocks. On Sunday, I added all the sashings and sewed all the blocks together.
 On Monday morning, I was at Jo-Ann's buying the backing and the binding--they were the only things I bought! Monday afternoon, I pinned it and quilted it using the large wavy stitch on my Pfaff horizontally using the colored parts of the blocks as the guide. It is stitched at 1.5 inches apart.
Here is a view of the back. I decided a gray minky would be a restful contrast to the bright front. My inspiration picture, you can see here:
showed a black and white striped binding. Jo-Ann's had their high quality cottons all 50% off for the weekend and they had a black and white chevron pattern that gave the same look. I sewed the binding down by hand on Monday and Tuesday night. A beautiful finish in less than a week!!!

I got home from work this afternoon and battled the wind to get these pictures. I have not washed it yet, but I did not prewash the top and batting this time; so I am curious to see how the minky backing and cotton top/batting handle the shrinkage...
 I got some awesome happy mail yesterday from Lorna over at Sew Fresh Quilts. I won this beautiful book by Edyta Sitar. It is a definite WOW! I am thinking of making some of the flowers for a spring time door banner--maybe this weekend.
 Lorna also included these adorable fox mini quilts. They are so PRECIOUS!
 The backs are nearly as cute as the fronts. Plus, she included the ruler hangers. I don't often have a mid-week finish and happy mail, so they have made my week!

28 comments:

  1. Sounds like a highly productive weekend, and fun!

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  2. I have been enjoying seeing your blocks coming together over on Instagram, Tanya. What a fast and fun finish! That minky backing looks so cozy!

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  3. Fantastic finish and so fast! I love the way this one turned out - so bright and cheerful. And the minky backing looks wonderful.
    The mail you received is definitely the best sort. Enjoy your book. The mini quilts are stunning. Lucky you!

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  4. I made a curved log cabin quilt many, many years ago and donated it to a charitable cause. It was in teals and looked contemporary. You did well.

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  5. LOve the quilting, looks really nice. Congrats on your win.

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  6. Now that's a quick turnaround! Be still my color-loving-heart!

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  7. I love your finished quilt! Kathy Doughty has a similar design in one of her books that has been on my bucket list--this is a fun variation! Congrats on your awesome win!!

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  8. Wow! What a great finish! You did it so fast. Love your winnings too. Lucky girl!!

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  9. Aw thank you SO MUCH for the DrEAMi! plug and for putting my button on your sidebar. You explained it and LIVED IT lol so well! I love the baby quilt, makes me think yup, gotta make another one of those log cabins; last time I did one I flipped the top two blocks and got butterflies! Minky is a great choice for a backing too. :-)

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  10. WOW!!! Whast a wonderful win!!! Those would make my day too!!! Okay...that book you won is the one we are using for our saturday sampler at a newby quilt store....and though I fell in love with the pattern....the blocks are wayyyyyy too small for me. I have not finished a block yet and am contemplating not continueing the S.S.....it's hard as I don't want to let my friend down....but 1 7/8" squares are NOT my cup of tea.

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    1. PS your dream project is wonderful. The minky is te perfect touch.

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  11. A finish in a week! That's fantastic! And such a pretty quilt too. I have been wanting to try the round log cabin look one of these days. I love the rainbow you used.

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  12. Another fantastic finish In those bright rainbow colors.

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  13. Your baby quilt is so delightful in all those happy colors. Log cabin quilts are also so fun to make. I am drooling over the book you won. The quilt on the front cover is gorgeous and will definitely make some great flowers for your project. This was a wonderful and refreshing stop to visit in blogland today!

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  14. Your quilt looks great! I like how you quilted it.

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  15. Oh goodness - finished already! Wow - great work and gorgeous quilt! Your winnings are beautiful, lucky you ohaving some of Lorna's pieces PLUS Edyta's book!

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  16. You were really inspired, your quilt is beautiful! The quilting is perfect for her.

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  17. What a bright and happy quilt! Lorna's patterns are so fun! I am participating in her Christmas quilt-a-long.

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  18. Congratulations on your win, and your beautiful finish!

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  19. HEy, cool! Don't you love minky backs? Those foxes are adorable! (Lucky lady) :D

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  20. What a pretty and quick quilt!!! Great job! And love those little foxy!

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  21. That was fast finish. It looks great! Nice mail call :)

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  22. I always think of you as 'faster than a speeding bullet' and this is no exception, lol! Gorgeous!

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  23. Fantastic DrEAMI moment you had-well worth your time!

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  24. Wow, that was quick!! And I do like how the bright front and soft back contrast with each other. Congrats on the win from Lorna. I haven't seen rulers used as hangers for minis before. Those backs are as cute as the fronts.

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  25. Way to ride that wave of inspiration!! I love how the quilt turned out!

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