Thursday, 15 November 2012

Scrappy Stash Log Cabin

My Scrappy Stash Log Cabin quilt is done - woohoo!!  Sorry for my un-edited photos - Picmonkey wasn't working tonight!  Here is the finished quilt [now named 'Joseph' by Mr Crafty Shenanigans who said it looked like something from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat]:

42 block log cabin quilt - done!
When Ellison Lane announced the Scrappy Stash Log Cabin QAL I immediately went to play with sort my scraps.  That was fun!  And messy.
 

I made a few blocks one evening then made a few more the next night and suddenly I had 42 blocks!  Log cabins go together very quickly and I love making them (especially wonky ones!!) so I enjoyed every minute!  I couldn't believe I had enough pinks, yellows and oranges to make several blocks each in those colours (not my favourite colours) but I am really pleased with them.  The red, green, grey and aqua blocks are my favourites though - yum!!!



So I decided to do QAYG (=quilt as you go) which was my first time.  Maureen Cracknel has a fab tutorial so I tried it.  I wish I had used a wider seam allowance - but hey, now I know for next time!


I chose some of Lucie Summers 'Summersville' fabric for the backing and did a little piecing to make it wide enough, using a piece of red with white dots and a piece of Aneela Hoey's fabric.  Stitch in the ditch holds the top to the back.


Binding?  Scrappy of course!!  This doesn't show all the binding bits but you can see the entire binding in the picture above.


And now I can link it up to the linky party over at Ellison Lane Quilts and cross another quilt off my to-do list!  Check out the Flickr group too!  There are some really yummy scrappy log cabin quilts there.  I love the monochromatic blocks and how people played with the layout of the blocks!

I still have more scraps - perhaps I should make another??!!!!!
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Linked to Aloha Friday, TGIFF, Whoop whoop and crazy mom quilts.
November Finishes

20 comments:

Charlotte said...

that's so cool!!!!

Di said...

I love it. It is big, bold and bright. Di x

Annabella said...

It must be immensely satisfying to see those scraps in a finished and lovely quilt - great job.

HillyFilly said...

I love it too.... I signed up but didn't even get to sort my scraps.... Bad girl!
But you have inspired me to get going....

moira said...

that, my dear, is a thing of beauty!

MetroQuilter said...

Beutiful, amazing use of your scrap stash.

Anna said...

I love it! :) so colorful. I love the scrappy binding, too. It fits in very well with the rest of the quilt :)

Carla said...

Looks good! Congrats on the finish ; )

SHIRLEY TENER said...

really Fun looking quilt, great colors..

Taryn said...

It is so beautiful! I love all the brilliant colors. The Summersville works great as a backing! I wish I would have used a wider seam allowance too, it was tough getting those bulky 1/4" seams to lay flat!

Colette said...

Wow that's great, the scrappy binding is perfect!

lesleyworth said...

fabulous! the scrappy binding is great (and love the name of the quilt!)

Lynne said...

What a great quilt. I particularly like the scrappy binding - what a neat idea! (Visiting from TGIFF)

M-R said...

Awesome, Amy! Now I really wish I'd done that QAL. Great job keeping with the scrappy theme on the binding and backing too!

LynCC said...

Another super neat scrappy quilt. :D I really love this!

Love Of Quilts said...

I love scrappy.

Richard Healey said...

That is such a cute quilt love it.

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Gunilla said...

I like it a lot!!!
Regards,
Gunilla in Sweden

Rebecca said...

from the 3rd pic up above, i almost thought you were doing another rainbow project! :)

http://tubakk.blogg.no/ said...

I did this scrappy log-cabin quilt too. But there are so many scraps left.... Nice to see yours.