Monday, December 19, 2022

Log Cabin Christmas Quilts

 Log Cabin Christmas Table Topper

When I saw Sherri McConnell's Christmas log cabin table topper on her blog, A Quilting Life, I fell in love and knew I had to make one.

Sherri used Kate Spain fabric for her topper, and I too had some Kate Spain fabric in my stash.

Sherri used the Accuquilt die for cutting the fabric, I don't have an Accuquilt system, so I cut my own strips and was able to follow along. With one exception I started with a larger center square. I loved how she alternated the placement of the reds and greens in each block making the design itself really pop.

My topper measures 21 x 21 inches.

Quilted Log Cabin Table Topper, Scrappy Red and Green Fabric, Solstice by Kate Spain

UFO - Jelly Cabin Fever Quilt

In 2019 the Fat Quarter Shop hosted the Jelly Cabin Fever Quilt Along. They were introducing their twelve (12) inch log cabin foundation paper pads using a jelly roll.

I was late to the quilt along and didn't have the foundation paper, so I cut my own 2.5-inch strips in Christmas fabrics and used my Creative Grids Log Cabin Trim Tool to piece the 12-inch blocks.

I completed the required sixteen log cabin blocks during the quilt along then stored them for a later day. 

Earlier this year while cleaning I found the blocks and decided it was time to finish the project!

The Fat Quarter Shop pattern has you assemble the blocks into quadrants. After doing that I chose to finish it using the QAYG technique, by basting and quilting each quadrant individually.

Once the quilting was done, I joined the quadrants, added backing, stitched in the ditch along both center seams and around the perimeter. Lastly, I sewed the binding on with my sewing machine.

Here is the finished quilt hanging on the wall in our hallway! I LOVE LOVE the modern pinwheel layout - another great pattern from the fabulous Fat Quarter Shop staff!

Courthouse Steps Christmas Mini Quilt

The courthouse steps quilt block is a variation of the log cabin quilt block. I find it easier to make because you can sew two steps/logs/sides before ironing!

The courthouse steps block is my favorite layout when making a mini quilt with an embroidery design being used as the center block.

One of my customers requested this design.

She requested two colorways -- red/green and red/gray.

This is what I produced:

red and gray:

red and green:

I love both but my favorite is the red/green mini quilt.

What do you think? Let me know in the comments below.

Until next time --- happy crafting!

1 comment :

  1. Hi Karla! Oh, I love that - I am always with you. I think my favorite is the red and green one. What size do they finish? They are really special!! The log cabin blocks turned out really great, too! It's so happy looking and festive. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne


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