Thursday, May 26, 2011

Wonky Log Cabin Fronts revealed

I have both quilt fronts finished and basted.

But before I quilt and bind them, I am practicing quilting and binding. More on that on Friday.

This is the first one and my favorite. I like the grey border.

This is the second on and Husband's favorite. He thinks it looks brighter and more cheerful than the first.

a closer shot to better show that the ONLY solid fabric I used is the bright blue. Everything else on the front has pattern (even the sashing)

As you can see, the back is the solid black bed sheet and the binding will be the same blue pattern I used for the center squares.

This is my first "big" quilt project and because I didn't follow a pattern, I had no clue how much fabric to buy. And guess what ... I overbought. a lot. as in at least one yard extra for each fabric!

I have plans for all that extra. It was about a year ago that I got geeked up about the idea of more family dinners and cloth napkins (and place mats) We've been using those same green place mats and black napkins for the whole year. The napkins are still in great shape but the place mats are definitely showing their use. Don't you think this left over fabric would look great as place mats to match my blue dishes and black napkins? yes, yes. me too. I haven't started those yet though. But I have a tutorial in mind and I'm excited.


Husband said...

Two thumbs up! Great work!

TL said...