My youngest son is a year and a half old. It's a little embarrassing that I had yet to make him anything quilty-wise, and with the cold weather storming in--seriously, it snowed last week--I decided I needed to finish his quilt for the car. Today, I'm introducing to you my finally finished scrappy log cabins, aka, my third finish from my Q4 2013 FAL list!
I kind of love this quilt.
Okay. I really love this quilt.
This quilt started with an alphabet panel, and I cut that up and made log cabins framed in whites and light grays. Then, came the scrappy prints! I pulled out all of my scraps, and if it was the necessary length, I sewed it on. So this quilt is super random.
The blocks themselves were a pain to put together. I have learned that improv-y stuff just stresses me out much too much, and instead of being fun and liberating, it almost induces panic attacks. So glad to be done. I'm glad I stuck it out and finished, but it'll be awhile before I pick up another project like this.
The quilting, on the other hand, was super easy. I did a cross grid with lines six inches apart. Minimal quilting, but I like it.
For the backing, I used a red Sketch flannel. I didn't know they made Sketch in flannel, but it is oh-so soft and cuddly. Since I could only fit twenty-five letters on the front, I included the last letter, "V", on the back. The binding is an orange DS Quilts print that I found on mucho sale at Joann's a few weeks ago.
I'm linking up today with TGIFF hosted by M-R at Quilt Matters and Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts. See you there!