Friday 26 February 2016

Scrappy Log Cabin Quilt for Siblings Together

In the first year of quilts for Siblings Together I joined a bee orgainised by Lynne of Lily's quilts. We were immensley lucky to be donated fabrics by Moda with which to make our quilts. For my month of the bee we used S'more Love by Cosmo Cricket and I had a few fat quarters and some scraps left. Last year I decided to make a quilt with these left overs but didn't have enough to complete a whole quilt. Here's where a group of kind, generous ladies came to the rescue. I posted a photo of the fabics on Instagram and asked if anyone had some co-ordinating scraps they could donate. Of course the answer was "yes" and within a few days I received fabrics from Julie, Carol, Catrin, Jo, Mary and Sonia. I made a Rail Fence quilt which I sent to Siblings Together in 2015.

I was still left with enough fabrics to make another quilt. As many of these were strips and small pieces I decided a Log Cabin design was the way to go. I had some left over strips of wadding left from previous projects which I cut into 11 inch squares, I then sewed the fabric logs directly onto the wadding (quilt as you go). I joined the blocks together and spray basted the backing onto this top/wadding piece. I quilted in the ditch between the blocks which was enough to secure the backing.
Et Voila, a quilt  for the 2016 Siblings Together camps.


Nicky said...

Well done and thanks for linking up!

Glinda ♥ said...

Beautiful - as are all your quilts but these ones are so special :)