Quarter Log Cabin Finish

I recently finished this quarter log cabin quilt with some scraps I've been trying to use up for some time.  I still have enough scraps to make another baby quilt, but I'm very happy with this finish.  I bought this fabric to make my nephew a baby quilt almost two years ago now.  My first go at the scraps ended in these three bags, but I had intended to make a full size quilt.  The blocks just didn't come together quite like I had envisioned.  It's funny, because the same thing happened with this quilt.

I began putting together some courthouse steps blocks, but ended up feeling that they were just boring.  I'm not sure why that keeps happening, because I really like the block.  After putting a few together and realizing that it wasn't going to work for me I decided to chop them up and try a different kind of setting.  There is just so much more energy in the quarter blocks.

I began working with a limited color palette, but then changed my mind and started putting together whatever I had in combinations that appealed to me.

When I finished, I tried two different layouts.

I liked them both, but settled on the second.  I picked a simple, Japanese inspired design for the quilting.  It is hand quilted with a variegated purple pearl cotton, number 12, I think.

It's bound and backed with more shots and stripes scraps.

Linking up to Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.


sue said…
I love these quilts, just the thing for grey November skies! Thanks for sharing.
Congrats! on your newly completed quilt.