Sunday, January 18, 2015

Sunshine and Showers Baby Quilt, Part 2!

Sunshine and Showers Baby Quilt 2

Yes, I have made this quilt before.  But I think it was worth it, as they are very fun to make.  I sold the first one *twice* over the Christmas holidays (yes, I really did) and needed to make another one for a customer.

Sunshine and Showers Baby Quilt 2

The 1.5" strips, as you can see, are half "low volume" from my stash, and half bright rainbow colours from my scrap collection.  I sewed them together in a log cabin fashion and ended up with blocks 5.5 inches.  I do love log cabin quilts.

Sunshine and Showers Baby Quilt 2

But, does anyone else get confused when sewing log cabin blocks?  I seem to need to do them all in a short span of time, or I forget.  I like the nice staggered blocks of colour, but I often end up starting to sew them incorrectly so that there is more like a square of colour with wings.  (See my previous post on the subject.)

Sunshine and Showers Baby Quilt 2

I bound this one in a Kona Purple (that is precisely the colour) again as requested by the customer.  It is backed in a soft grey polka dotted Riley Blake flannel.

Sunshine and Showers Baby Quilt 2

I've pieced it and quilted it all with Aurifil 50 wt.  The piecing was all done in white (2024) and the stippling stitches in the quilting are white in the top thread and light grey (2600) in the bobbin.

Sunshine and Showers Baby Quilt 2

Oh, it is so squishy and soft.  So bright and happy.  I might have to make one for myself one day! Incidentally, as soon as I began this quilt I was invited to join posting pictures of it with folks also making scrappy log cabin quilts on Instagram using the hashtag #scrappylogcabinqal, which you should definitely check out.   And thanks for visiting me!

Sunshine and Showers Baby Quilt 2

QUILT STATS:

Dimensions: 29" by 37"
Fabrics: scraps and various prints from my collection
Backing: Riley Blake Scenic Dot Grey in flannel
Binding: Kona Purple
Batting: Quilter's Dream Blend
Thread: Aurifil 50 wt in 2024 (white) and 2600 (light grey)

Sunshine and Showers Baby Quilt 2

11 comments:

  1. Its a beautiful quilt! I love it!!

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  2. Another beautiful quilt. I just started on my #scrappylogcabinqal too. You need to add the #sewtherainbow hashtag.

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  3. Beautiful, Carla!
    I just love log cabin quilts, need to make another one soon!
    Your customer will be very pleased and the baby will be happy :)

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  4. HI, this quilt is so pretty!
    Brightly attractive>Love it!
    Thanks for sharing!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  5. So beautiful! Congratulations on selling it twice! I agree that I do find log cabin blocks can be confusing. They seem simple and straight forward but you really need to concentrate on what you're doing I find.

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  6. I can see why it was in such demand that you had to make two.

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  7. What an all-around lovely quilt! It should be made more than once and I imagine each still turned out with individual character. I'm getting ready to make my first improv log cabin blocks so I'll have to check out your other post so I avoid the wings!

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  8. So cute I want to try also now to make one 😄💞yours beautiful 😃👏👏👏

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