Cotton & Steel Quilt #3

It’s no secret that I love Cotton and Steel fabrics. I have amassed a reasonable stash over the course of my two year quilting journey and have completed two quilts made entirely from these fun fabrics.

Although I haven’t made any many recent purchases, I still own enough Cotton and Steel for at least one – or maybe two 😉 – more quilts. For my latest Cotton and Steel Quilt, I am using the pattern Over the Rainbow by Keera Job of Live Love Sew. This pattern was published in Issue 31 of Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine.

Some time ago, I purchased a Cotton and Steel jelly roll – strips of fabrics from a few of their different collections – collated by the lovely ladies at my local fabric store Frangipani Fabrics. I decided, instead of white, to amp up the contrast with these glorious Cotton & Steel colours and use a Slate blue Homespun solid as the background fabric.

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I really like the clean lines and angles of the log cabin block (this one really a quarter log cabin block) and it seems to be a design I find myself making again and again.

Is there a particular quilt block that appeals to you and that you have used a number of times?

I had this particular project listed as one of my goals for Quarter 3 of the 2016 Finish Along. I wasn’t too successful and only managed to finish four (out of 39) blocks.

In this past week however, I have made the most of every spare moment and am happy to report that I have made another fifteen blocks! Only twenty more to go…

Deb 🙂

Linking up to MCM @ Cooking Up Quilts, Let’s Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts and NTT @ My Quilt Infatuation.

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15 thoughts on “Cotton & Steel Quilt #3

  1. Wow! I love the look of those fabrics with the dark background – so stunning! I have only ever made one log cabin quilt and that was in 2004. I like that these blocks are only a quarter of the block, it is so interesting looking. So happy for your progress Deb! Thanks so much for sharing on MCM. 🙂

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  2. I bought a large FQ bundle of Cotton + Steel last month during a Craftsy sale…now I just need to decide on a pattern. That’s the hardest part for me! I have been drawn to the plus block a lot lately and yours really looks great…maybe that’s a sign!!?

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  3. Great Post….Short and Sweet with such vibrant colors! I love Cotton and Steel, Tula Pink. Vibrant seems to be in. I had never visited Live Love Sew…and I feel bad. I think Keera has posted on a few of my blogs…she has WONDERFUL patterns. I could not find the Over the Rainbow though. Thanks for introducing me to someone new!

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  4. I’m new to Cotton and Steel fabrics and loving them! I like this block you’ve shown an will start looking out for a C&S jelly roll!

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  5. This is pretty! It looks amazing with the darker solid and for pete sake…it’s cotton + steel…can’t go wrong! And it’s a pretty perfect block for a jelly roll! I love using HST’s to make blocks in quilts!

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  6. I go through phases with quilt blocks. Like I had a HST Phase, and an hourglass phase. Currently I feel myself drawn to Drunkard’s Paths.
    I love your Cotton and Steel WIP, I think the darker background was a good choice and one can never go wrong with C+S!

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  7. Hi Deb! I like log cabins and I love this quilt! Those tine grey strips between gives new look! One of the first quilts I made was with log cabins – I should make new. I guess my favourites are hst. x Teje

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  8. congrats on your progress. I’m linking the Oxford Blue Homespun. When I first started quilting I made several Twister quilts and got twistered out. hahaha. Looking forward to seeing this finished!

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  9. Lovely ‘Work in Progress’, looking forward to seeing the finished item, my favourite quilt pattern is Log Cabin, followed closely by Double Wedding Ring, sending Hugs……..X

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