Friday 19 August 2011

Hunter's Cabin quilt

Remember this fabric I brought home from the Caring Hearts Community Quilting group to make a "man quilt"?

I laid it all out in this post.

Well now it looks like this:
There are still more strips to be cut.
All the patches are ready to go.
Some of the squares have been fussy cut. This is the first time I have done this and I'm pleased with how they've turned out (without wasting too much fabric).

This will be a scrappy quilt because I don't have enough of some of the strip fabrics so will have to add some extras.

And my design, inspired by Wanda's modular quilts, looks like this:

It represents the horizontal logs of a cabin. The squares represent doors and windows and are there to showcase the prints on the fabrics.
I will make this block by block, then piece them together to make the top and quilt it myself. No quilt-as-you-go technique here so it will be a test for the throat space of the new sewing machine! I even have a design in mind for the quilting.

Now I'm working on four quilts at once! Am I mad?


  1. Not mad, inspired! Can't wait to see it.

  2. Yes you are!! Only kidding, not mad, just ambitious. Your plan for the quilt looks great!

  3. No not mad, your just a quilter!

  4. Love your new title :)
    The quilt will look great. I really like the patterns that have a larger square among the smaller pieces. Four quilts is quite ambitious but what the heck there are no rules :)

  5. Wonderful layout-this is very exciting to see you plan, cut and sew-you are a quilter!!!!

  6. Definitely not mad, it seems to be the norm for quilters to have several projects on the go. I wish I could be like that though. I'm a one project at a time kinda gal.

  7. Knowing you as I do four projects is not a suprise.Glad to see you enjoying the process in your new space :-)

  8. What a lovely collection of fabrics. Not mad at all!


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