Scrappy Log Cabin Quilt

Thursday, June 1, 2023

A scrappy, classic quilt is my favorite kind of quilt.
So when Liza Taylor (of Liza Taylor Handmade) announced
that she was hosting a Scrappy Log Cabin Quilt-Along
in 2022 - I couldn't resist joining.  And even though I am way 
behind schedule, I am so glad I participated!

I took my color palette inspo from some beautiful yardage
I had in my stash.  It's from the Kismet collection by Sharon Holland 
for Art Gallery Fabrics and I used it for the back of my quilt. 

I knew I wanted a layout that created diagonal rows of 
saturated prints and low-volume prints so I pulled warm
pinks, coppers, greens, golds, and low-volumes from my stash.

I tried not to choose "cutesy" prints.  I wanted a pretty, more mature 
feel to this quilt.  I auditioned and eliminated lots of fabrics along the way.

This basket stayed organized like this for about 2 seconds.
Once I started making blocks, strips were strewn about as I searched
for the perfect contrasting fabrics for each block.

I completely guessed how many strips to cut and I had to
cut more along the way to give me the variety I needed.
I have a bunch leftover so I may make a baby quilt out of them someday.

I cut fabrics for 6-8 blocks at a time and then chain-pieced
everything to help things go a little faster.

The blocks finish at 11-1/2" x 11-1/2".
You can get the free pattern if you sign up for
Liza's newsletter via her Instagram profile

I love Log Cabin quilts because there are so many ways to create 
secondary designs through fabric/color placement and block orientation.

My fave long-arm quilter, Jen Ostler quilted this for me. 
The panto I chose is called Behold.
I was a little nervous that it would be too busy but
I'm really happy with the way it turned out.
I think the design compliments the 
diagonal rows of the dark and light fabrics while
adding some softness to this otherwise, angular quilt.

I originally planned on using a green or dark pink
fabric to bind this quilt but a friend at the fabric
store found this sweet little civil war brown print that I really liked! 
I loved the scale of the flowers and that it incorporated several of my colors.
It added a nice vintage vibe to the quilt, which I always love!

I made 56 blocks for a 7 x 8 layout so it finished at 80" x 92".
A great size to snuggle under!

Have you ever made a Log Cabin quilt?
I had so much fun making this quilt and look forward
to making another one someday.


  1. Your quilt is very pretty, it will be perfect to snuggle under in the winter while watching TV. I've made quite a few log cabin quilts, they're so much fun to make! Happy stitching!

  2. This quilt is very inspiring - whoa. Absolutely love the finished arrangement. Wish is could be a kit - the fabrics are so lovely.

  3. Absolutely gorgeous, Amber! I love the contrast between the saturated halves and the low volumes in your luscious scrappy log cabin blocks. I haven't sewn a log cabin block quilt in years, but your version has me thinking it's time to revisit this classic block!

  4. This turned out so beautifully! Love your fabric choices and the quilting design is fabulous.


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