I had such a great time making my project for Project QUILTING 11.2 that I knew I wanted to turn it into a series. I held back from starting a second one before this past Sunday in case I could make it work for PQ 11.3. Low and behold, I could! So I chose Kona Cerise (the February 4 Kona Color of the Day) as my starting point with a vague plan to make an improv log cabin with Cerise, white on cerise prints, and black and white prints. And I would work in triangles to the piecing so I could include it in my Show Me Something with Triangles linkup this month. I decided my hearts for the PQ 11.3 Put a Heart on It challenge would come in the quilting.
Then after I started piecing on Tuesday morning, Laura of Slice of Pi Quilts reached out to see if I could host TGIFF this week. I thought for a second. Sure! I'll just get this quilt completely finished and posted in the next day and a half, no problem! I finished stitching on the binding just after midnight last night, leaving me this morning to photograph and write it up. This may be the earliest in the week I've ever finished a Project QUILTING challenge! Scroll down for the TGIFF linkup.
I like for a project to be a twofer or a threefer, if possible. This one has worked out to be a six-fer! (A new record for me!)
- Project QUILTING 11.3 Put a Heart on It project
- Second in a series of Improv Log Cabin variations (see the first on here)
- Show Me Something with Triangles (my monthly linkup)
- Class sample for my Improv Log Cabins workshop
- Used a Kona color of the day (from their 2020 wall calendar)
- TGIFF finish (see linkup below)
When I began I didn't have a plan for the placement of fabrics and colors. My last quilt had a less organized structure, but this one fell into a pattern of light and dark. Unlike my last quilt, I also preserved the same direction of my piecing (adding pieces in a counter-clockwise pattern. I chose to piece in triangles to some of my strips. (This makes the project fit my Show Me Something with Triangles linkup theme.) They also follow a counter-clockwise pattern of placement.
My initial fabric pull included two small spools of Aurifil 50wt. Red Plum (#1100) was the perfect color, but I didn't have much left. So I also chose Light Magenta (#2588). The majority of the quilting was done with the Red Plum and I swapped to Light Magenta once I ran out of Red Plum. I used Light Magenta in my bobbin for the entire quilt since I didn't have a Red Plum bobbin. (Curious, very curious.)
I used another fat quarter from my stash for the backing and two corner triangles for easy hanging (label on one).
I had just enough remnant solid black binding. Score! I'm not sure I'll stick with solid black for the whole series, but it is a nice, unifying detail. Machine binding with Aurifil 50wt Black (#2692).
My quilt finished at 16.5" x 16.5", another detail I'm keeping constant for this series.
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Whoa! Not only is this a six-fer, but you are finished nearly 3 days ahead of the deadline. Impressive feats...and the finish is absolutely lovely!!
Thank you, Mel!
Absolutely gorgeous! Love that pink/cerise so much. Well done on your six-fer!
Thank you, Anorina! I don't use much pink, but I love this cerise. :-)
Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty
Holy smokes -- way to get good mileage out of one project! There's something about projects that use black, white, and one other color ... They're so pretty. That fuschia just pops against the neutrals. Well done!
Thank you, Michelle. I don't think I've every limited myself to a black/white/one other color palette, but I'm really digging it and will be continuing the series.
Hi Sarah! Now this is an efficient project. A six-fer! Holy moly, that's a record that would be very hard to beat. And what a cute six-fer project it is. I just LOVE that cerise fabric and it looks so delicious next to the black and white choices. Thank you for hosting TGIFF today. I am also sharing my Project Quilting 11.3 challenge. I look forward to seeing what is next on your plate. ~smile~ Roseanne
Thank you for visiting and for linking up, Roseanne. I imagine my 6-fer record will hold for a while. ;-)
Looking good Sarah!
Thank you, Susan.
Andrée G Faubert
Hi Sarah, good for you for getting a six-fer! That's a great little quilt for your Project Quilting. Congrats on getting it done - it's lovely and early :-)
Thank you, Andrée. I finished it so early in the week that after Sunday I worried I'd not linked up to PQ. ;-) And then when I looked I couldn't find it since I was so early in the list! Unheard of for me.
Anja @ Anja Quilts
A series is a good idea. Great finish.
Thank you, Anja. Next up: Yellow.
very impressed by the six-fer! This is gorgeous - I'm enjoying this series immensely. Love the added triangles.
Thank you, Kim. I have a whole list of variations I could use to give the log cabin a different spin. Next up: yellow. I may be waiting to see if I can make it work for PQ 11.4. ;-)
The Joyful Quilter
SEW different from your first Improv Log Cabin quilt!! You must be excited about all of the boxes this quilt ticked off. Nice work!
Thank you! I really love that they have similarities, but definitely their own unique style. I look forward to making more. :-)