Oh hi! It’s me again…. I couldn’t resist sharing just one more quilt this year for Blogger’s Quilt Festival. This is an oldie but goodie quilt for me, made a few years ago (2010) and before I started this blog. I feel like with this quilt, I really found my quilting “groove”. Before this quilt I didn’t know what a log cabin block even was, didn’t know who Denyse Schmidt was, didn’t even know how to “properly” sew a quilt together (in retrospect, a good thing I suppose). So like I still often do today, I figured it out and made up a bit here and there on the way. I pieced the negative space with whatever white/off white fabric I had- as a surprised friend kindly pointed out “oh, she used muslin for certain sections”. Hey what did I know?
This quilt has been in our home and comforted many a sick child, had lots of popcorn and juice spills, seen a few tears and served as a joyful “jumping off place” for me in my quilting journey. Whenever I feel stuck, creatively, I always remember how much I love making basic improv log cabin blocks. There are so many places to go with that simple concept, and they are SO FUN to make!! I decided to enter this quilt into the Throw Quilts Category, as that is truly what it is and has been for our family. I love the warmth and goodness that a well loved quilt can evoke in us. It’s definitely one of the most charming aspects of modern quilting!!
You can find my original post about this quilt here. If you haven’t already just come from Amy’s site, I urge you to go on over and check out all the fun and inspiring quilts. Or better yet, enter one of your own!!