Saturday, October 26, 2013

Wonky Log Cabins - My Blogger's Quilt Festival Entry

I shared this top a month or so ago and I was able to get it finished this week!  I also learned about the Blogger's Quilt Festival over at Amy's Creative Side and decided to enter this in the Baby Quilt category.

The basic inspiration came from the Inspired Modern Quilt class by Elizabeth Hartman on Craftsy  and these cute animal prints that found their way into my stash via some fabric exchange over the past year.  I added the top and bottom borders to make the quilt a bit bigger and to bring in the elephants.  I free motion quilted it and was really pleased with the texture it gave the quilt.
The corners are rounded:
And the back is a nice cozy flannel chevron pattern:
This quilt is staying here at my house to welcome our first grandbaby expected to show up at the end of January.
There are so many creative entries in the different categories.  It's a nice to have a quilt show available at your computer - no lines, no tickets needed, no driving necessary.  Check it out.
Two more facts on this quilt festival:  you can vote starting November 1 for favorites in each category (there are lots of categories!)  and....there is drawing for a Baby Lock sewing machine which asks me to post about why I want to win one.  My current machine is a Baby Lock and I've really bonded with it.  Who wouldn't want to add another baby to their family?!?



  1. Congrats on the new grandbaby. I love your wonky log cabin quilt. I'm a big fan of wonky and your fabrics are perfects. It will keep that baby all cozy.

  2. WOW! Look at you go! Not one, but TWO entries! This little baby quilt is awesome, and I love a wonky log cabin! Congrats again and best wishes!

  3. Nina, I missed this if you posted it before. It's adorable. I think log cabins are one of my favorite blocks (though they are a little time consuming if you press between rounds). I like your borders and especially like the rounded corners. Nice job!

  4. Love your wonky cabins! Great work.