In addition to working on the edits/revisions on my novel, I’ve also been working on a little quilt that just makes me smile. The fabrics are so bright and happy and the appliqué blocks are adorable.
I bought the kit from the Heritage Designs Quilting and Needlework shop at Amana Colonies in Iowa.
I did change things a bit when it came time to cut the fabric. The kit included two strips of a washed out blue fabric that I felt didn’t blend well with the other lovely bright colors, so I simply left them out when I was cutting the fabric for the log cabin blocks. Fortunately the quilt shop had provided a generous amount of fabric so I had more than enough to be able to do that.
The pattern is called One Big Cabin by Row House Creations.
Here are the blocks all laid out….
I may rearrange the log cabins when it comes time to sew it all together.
But before I can do that, I have to blanket stitch around the appliqués and embroidery some of the features, such as eyes and mouths. I may also add more embroidery embellishment to make this quilt my own. And when I was at Joanns the other day, I picked up a package of bright rainbow colored jumbo rick rack that I’m going to add to the quilt as well.
Even though the kit says this is a baby quilt, I intend to keep this for myself as a lap quilt for when I want to curl up in the evening and read. Who says adults can’t have fun quilts too!
Some close-ups of those cute appliqué blocks: