I finished my Quarter Log Cabin Mini Quilt on the weekend.
I had so much fun making this little quilt using a wonderful tutorial by Quilting Jetgirl.
Thank you so much to those of you who left a comment on my last post giving me your opinion on what layout option I should choose.
In the end, I went with my gut instinct and most of you agreed with me that this “stacked squares” option was the way to go.
For the backing, I used a fun barcode fabric that I picked up as a remnant for two dollars!
I quilted it in a spiral pattern that I thought would be a good contrast to the square angles of the front.
This is a quilting style I’ve always wanted to try and I think it adds interest and texture to this cute 28½ inch square quilt.
I used an ancient black fabric with a gold fleck from my stash for the binding.
I have already had thoughts of making this mini quilt again but with totally different colours and maybe using Layout Option #4 this time.
This little mini has been a much needed “happy” project for me.
Linking up to Let’s Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts
Do you ever find yourself feeling overwhelmed with all that needs to be done?
Lately, I have been trying to finish projects for link up parties; participate in the New Blogger’s Blog Hop; prepare for our upcoming local Craft & Quilt Fair; have worked casually as a relief Teacher Assistant; and have been super busy with my usual home/school/sport life with my husband and three children.
Please, don’t get me wrong. I made the choice to link up to these finish parties and love the incentive they give me; I am extremely grateful for the support and opportunity to meet other new bloggers/quilters from all over the world in the New Bloggers Blog Hop; I am thrilled to be involved for the first time in this year’s Craft & Quilt Fair; I enjoy my occasional bit of “paid” work; and I am very blessed to have my wonderful family life.
Notice those words above that are highlighted in bold text? I’m doing ok…I just need to learn how to breathe!!
Whenever I get hung up on all my “have to’s”, guess what I do?
I start a new fun project that is purely for my own enjoyment! Crazy, huh? 😉
Last month, Yvonne, aka Quilting Jetgirl, posted a tutorial for a Quarter Log Cabin Mini Quilt.
This is a really enjoyable tutorial which uses a lot of chain piecing, a technique that I love. After cutting up all of my strips, I was able to work on this project whenever I felt like it – usually a border at a time or whatever time I could spare!
It was fun watching these little mini quarter log cabins grow!
I’ve been playing around with different arrangements of these blocks
Personally, for me, it’s a choice between 4 and 5.
What do you think?