Hello and happy Wednesday! I finished my king-size scrappy log cabin quilt top! This has been one of those projects on my long-term to do list for years!!! This was such a fun finish! Even better was the fact I was able to take it to be quilted yesterday…yay!
It really did take me most of the day Monday to put all of the blocks
together…sewing a king-size quilt using 8″ x 8″ blocks is not an easy task. My finished quilt had 12 rows of 13 blocks each. I sewed blocks into rows, then sewed the rows into four pairs, and then added a third row to each pair. Then I sewed each of the three-row sections together to make two sections of six rows and finally sewed the two halves together. When I was finished I had pretty sore shoulders!
I went back and forth between setting options and finally decided on a classic setting that I love! I can’t even tell you how much I love this quilt top!
I didn’t worry one bit about whether similar or same fabrics were too close together…it’s a scrappy quilt, right? Anything goes! As I mentioned the other day, all of these fabrics came from my stash other than 2 ½ yards I purchased a few weeks ago (I bought six different quarter yards in assorted reds, greens, and creams to make sure I wouldn’t use up everything in my stash). I even had backing fabric on hand for this, so it’s almost free, right? And I was so happy to be able to mix in some Desert Bloom, Creekside, and The Front Porch fabrics along with my Fig Tree goodies.
The funny thing about this quilt is that now I really want to make a non-Christmas version. I’ve actually already started it, but will try to work on it a little more frequently now that I know how much I love this one. And I won’t make it king-sized!
So, so happy for my quilter who said yes the other night when I texted her and asked if I could bring a king-sized Christmas quilt by! Oh, and when I dropped it off I picked up some other fun things I’ll be binding right away and sharing.
For a digital lay out of my quilt head over to the Scrappy Log Cabin landing page where I’ve updated with the finished image.
Thanks so much for stopping by!