Friday, July 22, 2016

FF: Rainbow Log Cabin Quilt.

Baby quilt #1 of 3 is done, woo! If I'm honest, this quilt turned out differently than I originally anticipated/planned. I started making rainbow log cabins, then thought they'd float rather nicely in a background of low volume goodness. (In this case, the background is grunge in vanilla.) So maybe this quilt doesn't look exactly how I'd envisioned it, but I think it conveys the right message for this baby.

For this baby, I hope he has a bright and colorful life with lots of open space and room to grow into the man he is supposed to become. It's the kind of thing I'd wish for my own kids, and when I was sewing the binding onto this one, it's what I fervently prayed.

The quilting, believe it or not, is actually my favorite part of this quilt. Not because it's super fancy or crazy wild--it's simple, but I feel like the lines are effective. I used a cream thread to blend into the background, and I used my new hera marker--which I adore--to make those crisp and deliciously sharp lines. Marking this quilt took me maybe half the time marking normally takes me--definitely a win.

The back is a mix of two space themed prints--more along the idea that I hope this little babe has a wide open future--and a rainbow strip that I pieced ages ago from weird angle scraps. It fits perfectly with this quilt!

Baby quilt #2 of 3 is waiting to be basted, but I've yet to even cut fabric for #3, something I should probably do, and soon!

This is finish #3 from my Q3 FAL list. Only thirteen more things left on the list to complete. Totally doable. (In crazy land, but as I'm pretty sure I hail from crazy land, it's all good.) How are your FAL list/Q3 goals coming along?


  1. This looks awesome! I like the vanilla grunge better than low volume for this one -- I think the LV might have taken away from the brightness of the rainbow blocks.

  2. It's a fantastic finish, Audrey, and your review on the Hera marker really makes me want to go buy one now! But I think I'll put it on my birthday wish list. ;) I hope this young babe has the space to grow to his full potential; with friends like you for support, he's got a good start, that's for sure.

  3. Woo hoo -- another finish! I like when quilt making takes an unexpected turn and you end up in a place you didn't anticipate. Way to stay in the moment and let the design evolve! P.S. I'm still way envious of your Hera success!

  4. This is beautiful! Thanks for participating in the 2016 FAL on behalf of the global hosts 😀


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