COVID log cabin quilt #3! (See the other two here and here.) I am loving the mindless straight stitching required for improv log cabin blocks - and loving how they use up so many scraps. The black scraps for this quilt came from my Little Improv Tents quilt. I made those blocks large, and trimmed 1-2"+ off of all 4 sides, so there were lots of black scrap strips left over.
After making my spring green log-cabin quilt (which was mosly low-volume fabrics with a few punches of color), I wanted to try making the opposite of that quilt: mostly dark with a few pops of white or color. The final inspiration for this quilt was all the bees that fly around in my gardens in the summer. Hence the name: Bee Wild (because for me, this color combo is wild.)
When it came time to choose a quilting pattern for this guy, I knew that I wanted something non-linear and I landed on this "Dizzy Izzy" pattern from Urban Elementz. I think that the quilting looks fantastic on the front of the quilt - and totally wild on the back. I can't put my finger on exactly what it reminds me of, but it's something like a zebra + 80's + Elvis or maybe John Travolta? I'm not sure, but it works.
I bound this quilt in an older Ellen Baker (The Long Thread) black/white print - maybe from a "paper cuts" collection?
This quilt is another one with 12" blocks, and a 5x6 layout. That means 30 blocks, and a quilt that finishes around 60" x 72" - that seems to be my sweet spot these days.
Leave a Reply.