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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Cozy Cabins Log Cabin Challenge with Island Batik

Log Cabin quilts.
Now there's a challenge I can really get excited about.
One of my earliest quilts was a log cabin quilt.
Funny enough my youngest pulled it out to use, just last week
and found that it hadn't been completely quilted yet. 
Does anyone remember those little tagging guns that shot out red plastic tags?
A quick way of basting a quilt.
There were a bunch of them still left in the quilt.
Considering that was one of my first quilt projects...
those red tags were the least of it's sins!
After searching and thinking...
I pulled out fabrics from the "Check it Out" by Kathy Engle.
This is one of the fabulous new "Island Batik" fall lines.
Here's my fun 44"x 44" version, of a Cozy Log Cabin Quilt.
These checks are so much fun, 
that I had to add them to the applique border, just to set it off!

This pattern was inspired from Debbie Kratovil's "Pixie Sticks" pattern that appeared in the March/April "McCalls Quilting" magazine.
It's a web bonus that you can still get for free
happy dance happy dance!
I used a Hobbs Tuscany cotton wool blend batting.
Batting with wool in it, drapes so nicely. 

A big thanks to "Island Batik" and "Hobbs",
 for providing me the fabrics and batting for this project!
til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'


  1. I have to tell ya, I looooovvvvvveee this quilt

  2. This is a terrific quilt, great fabric. Those checks look terrific set in the border circles.

  3. A different take on an old favourite block pattern - definitely looks very modern and I like it!

  4. Great quilt with fabulous fabrics and that border just puts it over the top.

  5. A stunning quilt, and the border is the icing on the cake!

  6. That is a great quilt, Joan! I love log cabins too, and was my first ever large quilt - thanks to Eleanor Burns! It is in the top of my closet still waiting to be quilted. Now, I have to quilt it! LOL I hope it hasn't dry-rotted after all this time! Thanks for reminding me!!

  7. Neat quilt! I want to make one too. :)

  8. Wow, I never would have thought to use checks in a log cabin quilt like this. The result is stunning and I will have to re-think my use of checks.

  9. That is quite something! I love the way it turned out, never would have thought of using them for the log cabin challenge - and it really gives it a terrific optical illusion.

  10. Would you believe I've never made a log cabin quilt. Now I want to! I love the way it looks kind of squiggly...very cool!


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