Wednesday, February 07, 2024

Log Cabin Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog for the Log Cabin Blog Hop!  All of us Island Batik Ambassadors were challenged to create a Log Cabin Quilt featuring the newest collections of Island Batik fabric arriving at quilt shops right now!  The collection I received in my Island Batik Ambassador shipment was Fairy Floss by Tamarinis, and it is so gorgeous!  I really enjoyed playing with these fabrics, and it was interesting to envision them in a log cabin quilt.  All the products I use in this post were provided to me at no charge as part of the Island Batik Ambassador program.


 I had originally planned to do a larger quilt, but time restraints forced me to go with a lap size version, but I love it!  First of all I had to get all these lovely fabrics out and press them and cut into strips for my log cabin.  I don't think you can make a log cabin without strips of some sort!


I cut 2 1/2 inch strips from all of these lovely colors!  Then I cut strips from black for my background.  

I got started piecing my blocks, using Aurifil thread and a Schmetz needle in my machine!  I'm happy to say that my seam allowances came out perfect and I didn't have to fudge my blocks a bit!  I really think this combination helps my piecing a lot, between a nice sharp needle and high-quality thread it makes all my stitching come out so much nicer!


I also put the new Oliso iron I received to work!  I love the new sole plate, it really does glide over the fabric nicely!  This color is Butterscotch and I love the cheery color!  I appreciate how the smart iron doesn't need to be stood up, I find that it helps with my wrists to not have to keep turning it.  

  

I found the perfect purple - and was tickled to find that I had received this spool of Aurifil in my Island Batik Ambassador box in 2021!  It was just the ticket for the quilting!  I decided to do straight lines in a diagonal grid.  I used the black batting from Hobbs in this one.  I love that's it's 80% cotton, and so soft and cozy!  The black batting is great for a dark quilt and you don't have to worry about bearding at all!  I was excited to find out that for most of Hobbs batting you don't have to worry about which way is up, they are made to be the same on both sides.


I marked the quilting lines with my handy old butter knife!  (It has a smooth edge so it works like a hera marker.) The sun came in for a bit to cheer me as I worked!  I love the black solid from Island batik, it makes a wonderful background, doesn't it?  I thought about using white, but I loved the contrast the black provided.


After I sewed the binding on I dashed out between rain storms to get a quick picture!  Doesn't it look like spring?  I love these colors! I decided to call this quilt Box Office.


I was given 2 yards of Woodblock Block Lines in Red Burgundy and added a strip of Cerulean to make it a bit wider for the backing.  


Thanks to Oliso, Hobbs Batting, Aurifil Thread, Schmetz Needles, and of course Island Batik for the great fabric!  And a shout out to Tammy Silvers of Tamarinis for the lovely fabric design!

Now on to the good stuff!  I cut way too many strips, in fact I have enough cut to make two more of this size quilt (48 x 60)  I am going to do a giveaway for both of these sets!  See the rafflecopter widget at the end of my post to enter!  

You can find Fairy Floss precuts at one of my favorite shops - Creekside Quilts.

Island Batik is also doing a giveaway for a bundle of Fairy Floss and a bundle of another line.  Head over to their blog to enter to win one of them!

Like my design?  You can purchase my pattern!

Box Office Quilt Pattern

Here's how to enter to win a quilt kit plus pattern:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

51 comments:

Kathy R. said...

Your quilt turned out great! The black background highlights the Fairy Floss fabric. I haven't made a log cabin quilt, but seeing the ones the ambassadors are making gives me ideas. petuniakr@aol.com

martha said...

Love the log cabin variation!

Quilting Tangent said...

I like the modern versions of the log cabin. Use a butter knife instead of buying a henna tool, great idea.

Sheila Fernkopf said...

I love how you made your version of log cabin. Such beautiful fabrics!

teachpany said...

Awesome design!

Theresa Taylor said...

I have done several log cabins throughout the years but not this one l like the dimensional look to it

Anna brown said...

Wow love the colors and very cool design ..Ty for sharing your talents... happyness04431@yahoo.com

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

Those colors really shine against the black. What a beautiful pattern.

Sewgirl said...

The log cabin block is my favorite block. It is so versitile with so many unique settings. Thanks for sharing the great giveaway! I love Island Batiks and always enjoy seeing all the great quilts everyone designs...so much talent!

Nancy Angerer said...

I love the log cabin and all it's variations. Your quilt is spectacular.

Julie said...

Love the black background. It makes the colors pop.

Jayne said...

One of the first quilts I made was a Log Cabin. I just love them

Anonymous said...

Beautiful quilt variation of log cabin. And use of black batting.

Judy1522 said...

I love your variation of the log cabin. I like log cabin quilts because there are so many variations you can make.

Sheila said...

Log cabin quilts are my favorite block. Absolutely love them.

Diantha said...

I like log cabin quilts, though I've never made one larger than a table runner. But this fabric collection is beautiful! and your quilt is so striking!!!

Joyce Carter said...

Absolutely beautiful Pamela! These fabrics look really great in this design. You did an awesome job! Thanks for sharing.

Sharon Aurora said...

Except for all the sewing involved, I love log cabin quilts because their are so many variations and so much opportunity for creativity. Your version is strikingly beautiful, especially with the black.

JoyceLM said...

I love log cabin quilts - so many different variations. Thanks.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Great quilt, Pamela!! Don't you just love this fabric line?

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you chose the black fabric instead of white. Black really makes the rich colors sing! I did a Christmas theme log cabin table runner for my daughter last year. It turned out great. tkmattson@hotmail.com

Paula said...

I love your quilt and Fairy Floss is my favorite of the new collections. This is my favorite color combination for quilts and I've made several in this combination. I'd love to make a log cabin using one of your kits. Thanks for sharing.

DS said...

I love log cabin quilts. There are so many options for them.

shoshu said...

i like log cabins, but i LOVE yours, gorgeous

Beth said...

I love this quilt! It has such a strong, modern vibe! I would love to make it to send off to college with one of my nieces or nephews--it is such a good feeling to have a quilt I can feel pretty confident they would be happy to receive, one that doesn't shout, "An old relative made this!" 😂

mumbird3 said...

Great quilt! Love the black
Log cabins are great!

GranChris said...

I love your quilt. Log cabin quilts are wonderful. Great fun and so many variations.

Kate Marie said...

Beautiful job - you truly show what can be done with the humble log cabin pattern.

Julie in GA said...

Your log cabin quilt is gorgeous! I love the colors of the Fairy Floss line, and the black sets them off beautifully!

Lee said...

Love your quilt and the pattern! My favorite block is the log cabin! I am really enjoying this hop!

tac73 said...

Love this log cabin variation especially with alternating black logs. I like that there are so many different ways to make log cabin quilts.

Jennifer Schifano Thomas said...

I love this bold design! I also saw your quilt on Instagram and it really popped in my feed. Fairy Floss is so gorgeous, I'm very, very jealous! Have a great weekend. Happy sewing!

Cindy Shelley said...

I love log cabin blocks ... this black you chose really sets the off .... makes the color pop!!!
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Dawn F said...

I love your quilt! I think the name really suits it. I have never made a log cabin but really do love the block and would love to try one sometime.

Jocelyn said...

I Love the Log cabin quilt The colors are so pretty,

Anonymous said...

I love the look with the jewel tones on the dark background!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Barb said...

I have always wanted to make one--I like yours with the accent strips!

Tauna McBee said...

Your quilt makes me want to wrap up in it. Love the colors, I seem to always gravitate to this group. It's great to know the details of how you put this beauty together. Continued success.

Pamela said...

I love the versatility of the log cabin block. Your quilt is so beautiful and dramatic!

nicolesender said...

I love the log cabin block! There are so many variations! Your quilt is beautiful!
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Sue said...

This is a stunning quilt.

Anonymous said...

Black really does make those colors shine! I’m working on a wonky log cabin quilt using batiks—so much fun!

Lisa England said...

I love log cabin quilts! There are so many ways to configure log cabins that a person could make lots of them without repeating. Your quilt is fabulous, love the contrast of the beautiful batiks with the black.

Deb B. said...

I like log cab quilts, but I have not made one. Recently, I have seen some interesting “new to me” log cabin variations. Your quilt is beautiful, the black fabric really help to make the colors pop.

Anonymous said...

I love the black against those beautiful batiks. And I really like the pattern.

Pamela Wilson said...

Love the batik fabric and colors. Your quilts are always beautiful.

Gini P said...

A log cabin quilt is on my bucket list to do as I love the pattern. Your quilt and colors were amazing!

Lori Parsons said...

I love log cabin quilts & this is simply gorgeous! The colors are awesome😍

Carla G said...

I love this quilt! It's a twist on a log cabin that I haven't seen yet. I'm a newbie quilter having finished only 1 quilt, but the 2nd one is getting close. A log cabin quilt is on my list to make.

Patty McL said...

Great use of the black back background to make those colors pop! I’d like to try this pattern!