Happy Thursday! Tuesday morning I stopped by the post office after the holiday weekend and was thrilled to find my scrappy log cabin quilt had arrived home. By Tuesday evening I was binding, and on Wednesday I took the final pictures. There might be a little photo overload in this post because I am madly in love with this quilt!
My friend Abby did the straight line quilting on this quilt which worked perfectly for such a busy quilt…
Making a scrappy quilt is always fun, but making a scrappy quilt with friends has to be the best. This is one of those quilts I’ll always treasure! And boy have I found some new fabrics I wish I had in my stash…at least I have them in a quilt where I can see them all the time!
This quilt is already in our family room as the new “go to” quilt…now if it would just hurry up and get a little cooler!
I used the navy bias stripe from the April Showers collection by Bonnie and Camille for binding. At first I was worried it would be too busy, but it blended right in!
And I have to mention the back…it might be my favorite quilt back ever. Thanks to a friend I used a brushed cotton plaid…why haven’t I used a fabric like this for a quilt back before?
So many favorites here…and, there is a part of this story I haven’t mentioned in my earlier posts about this quilt. The night before I was shipping it off to be quilted I decided I wanted it a little bigger…so I made four more blocks, cut them into quarters, mixed them all up…and added another row to my quilt making it a perfect square. The tricky part was that since this was a swap quilt I didn’t want it to look like I had added a row of blocks. So I didn’t repeat a single fabric in any of the four blocks…and it worked. I can’t tell where I added them in!
This outside photo makes it look rectangular, but this really is a square quilt!
And I just thought the binding looked so pretty outside against the green grass…
I did warn you there was going to be a little photo overload! You can see some of the earlier progress on this quilt here and here. I’m pretty sure I’ll be making more scrap quilts using this idea…Christmas, Halloween…and just plain scrappy!
Oh, and Michele and I want to offer congrats to Mary of Needled Mom, Sandy of Loves to Quilt, and Brenda who are the quarterly winners for our Minis and More parades…please send me your mailing addresses for some goodies–and thanks so much to everyone who participated!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Patty D from NC says
It looks great! Makes me what to make one too!
Oh wow, for a scrappy quilt that came out super awesome. LOVE the binding and the backing too. And the straight line quilting is really perfection. Loved all the photos, no photo overload here.
I LOVE everything about this quilt! fabulous!
I think it's beautiful. This year my New Year's resolution was to make more red, white, and blue quilts and I'm coveting this one for sure. Last year I made one just like this using Christmas colors (as opposed to Christmas fabrics) and on the spur of the moment this past April I entered it in a local quilt show where it won a blue ribbon. This pattern is always very well recieved! Scrappy quilts are the best.
Tracey Holzer says
It sounds like you really enjoyed this quilt from beginning to end!! Its gorgeous. Are all the other quilts finished and do they look the exact same as yours?
What a treasure to behold! I do love the backing of your quilt, it was a great idea to use a simple plaid.
Been covering these blocks since they started popping up and now I really have quilt envy! Thanks for all the photos too, you can really see the quilting and how much the binding adds too.
I love your quilt! It's beautiful yet so whimsical & fun! I could easily continue looking at more pictures of this quilt!Thank you for sharing!
Love your finished scrappy quilt! The binding is perfect as is the quilting!
Congrats to the winners I'll be working on my Vintage Tulip quilt tonight:-)
Tracy Hansen says
Fantastic finish!! My friends and I were inspired by this block swap and are working on one of our own!
This quilt looks so homey!! I love it! Quick question – do you machine sew your binding? Your's always look so perfect! IF you machine sew your binding do you have a tutorial?
Sherri, It is beautiful. I hope to at least have my top finished this weekend!!
Needled Mom says
That looks awesome. I love the scrappiness of it.
I'm so happy to see your finished quilt; I have been waiting impatiently. 🙂 Your binding and backing are perfect, and those bits of yellow here and there on the top just sparkle.
Helen L says
It's a wonderful quilt!! I love how crisp and clean it looks and how fun it is to look at all the different fabrics! 🙂 And what a great idea to do it for different seasons: I'm going to have to do it in Halloween/fall (as in Fig tree oranges, blacks and creams!)
It's still hot today, but it's supposed to cool off a little each day. We always get a hot spell in Sept: Indian Summer. Take care!! Paul and I are going out there in Jan: I'll let you know when so we can visit!! Hugs, H
Michelle Jensen says
Looks Fantastic!! I love the quilting because it really shows off all the cute fabrics!! 🙂 Awesome job Sherrie!
I've seen a few of these quilts finished and can say that your is my favorite by FAR! I love everything about it, especially the binding and backing…it's perfect!
What a beautiful quilt!