Wednesday, March 9, 2016

A Bluebird Log Cabin Quilt

A finished quilt and a picture post ~
Bluebird Log Cabin Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Bluebird Log Cabin Quilt - 2016

I am so pleased with how this quilt turned out! Even though the Bluebird fabric collection is somewhat different to the fabrics that I usually work with, I am drawn to them. The colors are bright and the range of deep dark saturated blues included fill a gap in my stash. I like the quirky designs ~ the cutlery, the birds in flight, and the intentionally aged fabrics. They're so unusual, and amuse me rather than displease me and, like any collection, may not for everyone. Similarly it seems is the random inclusion of the spider ...

Bluebird Log Cabin Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Bluebird Log Cabin Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Bluebird Log Cabin Quilt ~ quilting | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

I have kept the quilting simple but that's not to say that this quilt is sparsely quilted. All seam lines have been ditch stitched and where seams end I have continued stitching from edge to edge of the quilt, creating an uneven grid of intersecting lines. The quilting has given the quilt a lovely hand and soft drape, as well as a texture that complements the style of the fabrics and the design of the quilt.

Bluebird Log Cabin Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

QUILT STATS
Bluebird Log Cabin Quilt
36 Curvy Log Cabin Blocks
Each Curvy Log Cabin Block measures 9.25" x 9.25"
612 patchwork pieces.
Featuring the Bluebird fabric collection as well as
additional Cotton + Steel prints.
Solid red fabric is Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton in Lipstick.
All cotton fabrics and thread.
a low loft cotton batting perfect for use with low volume background fabrics.
The finished quilt measures 53 inches x 53 inches.

Bluebird Log Cabin Quilt - binding | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Bluebird Log Cabin Quilt - binding | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Bluebird Log Cabin Quilt - binding | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

For the back of the quilt I have again used Newspaper in Spackle from the Story Collection by Carrie Bloomston. And for the binding I have used a fabric from the Black & White collection also by Cotton + Steel (Petite Plus in black). The dark fabric used for the binding completes the quilt by boldly framing it and draws the eye in towards the center of the quilt.

Bluebird Log Cabin Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Bluebird Log Cabin Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

This quilt is for sale and the price is available upon request.
Paypal only.

Bluebird Log Cabin Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

As always, thank you for stopping by,
Rita

RELEVANT LINKS:
A Bluebird Log Cabin Quilt - Work in Progress
Sunday Stash #314 Bluebird by Cotton + Steel 

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11 comments:

  1. An eye catching.Log cabin is one of my favorite block and anything with stars.

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  2. Oh it is just gorgeous Rita! I love the traditional colors done up in modern fabrics!

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  3. It's really beautiful...still love the addition of the little spider!! Well done

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  4. Awesome! So striking. Love that backing print.

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  5. Quite a switch from your other quilts I've seen but it's just wonderful!

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  6. Very modern and artsy.
    I like it.
    Well done busy Rita!

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  7. Just beautiful! I like the quilting in the ditch which was carried across the logs. I love the petite plus fabric and added it to my stash early on.

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  8. Gorgeous quilt - really love the pops of red amongst those beautiful blues!

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