We finished out 2021 with most of my family being sick over the holidays, so when I was faced with a new year...I didn't know what to think. I couldn't think of any goals or things that I wanted to accomplish. I just wanted life to go back to "normal." I wanted to make a quilt that was as comfortable and comforting as an old pair of jeans. So I got out my blue scraps...again...and started on yet another log cabin quilt.
This quilt is the third blue log cabin quilt that I've made, and the 8th log cabin quilt that I've made in the last 2 years. When COVID started, I started making a log cabin quilt because I wanted a mindless project - and it was great! I could sew away while my kids walked in and out of my sewing room with distance-learning school questions. It was so great that I made more and more of those log cabin quilts.
This time around tho - it wasn't as enjoyable making the blocks. When the quilt was done, I didn't love it. It didn't have the magical feel that I was going for. Instead it felt uncomfortable - it was so similar to so many quilts that I've made that it actually gave me a very weird disquieting feeling to look at it.
Even tho finishing the quilt wasn't very exciting, I did finish it and had it quilted by my long-arm quilter. I went with a navy blue minky for the backing because it is hard to find wide-back gray minky these days. The highlight of the quilt is that I got to bind it with some binding that a friend made for me as a gift.
This quilt was made for our living room couch - for snuggling. I made it a little larger than my other log-cabin quilts. This one has a 6 x 7 (42 blocks) layout using 12" blocks. It finishes at 72" x 84".
Maybe one day it'll become a favorite. For now, I think that it signals the end of my log-cabin quilting making phase. For a while at least.