Tuesday, January 22, 2013

kiss the cook {log cabin quilt top}

It's been cold, windy, and so extremely unpleasant outside for the last couple of days, that the only reasonable thing to do was to stay indoors. No complaints here, though, since I had this stack of lovelies to keep me from getting a cabin fever.


 This cheater print was in my stash for quite some time. I adore all these fun little cooks, but I was totally stuck on how to use it. I thought of turning it into a tote bag, or a pillow, or even an apron, yet every time it ended up just being put back into the stash.


So, I finally decided to cut it up, and use individual pictures as centers for my log cabin blocks. Aren't they the sweetest? 


This one is my absolute favorite :)


  I then used white and gray polka dotty fabric for the sashing, and some more Pearl bracelets for the border. I also decided to add a yellow strip of fabric to both the top and the bottom of the quilt - somehow I felt that this particular quilt needed to be rectangular, not square.

Now I just need to think about how to quilt it. Any ideas? I'm thinking some overall quilting is the way to go.

Hope you all stay safe and warm. Svetlana

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28 comments:

  1. So colorful and cute! I really love the bright colors. I agree allover quilting would be best, probably just fmq squiggles is what I'd like to see best. Good luck!

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  2. Adorable! Love the colors! I'm seeing quilted circles. Perhaps the same size as the bracelets or a radiating circle from the center.

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  3. What a cheery quilt!! Love the fresh colours.

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  4. Lovely bright quilt Svetlana - great idea of how to use this print!

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  5. Very vibrant and pretty! I made a wonky log cabin once and quilted it in a "wonky" style roughly following each cabin. I also used different coloured threads on the front?

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  6. Great use of the 'cheater' fabric! The colours are so fresh and vibrant!

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  7. I love it. It's bright and cheery. Quilt all over would look good

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  8. This is fab S! A large stipple or rings over the quilt would mirror the rings in the border! But whatever you decide it will be lovely. Jxo

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  9. How cute! Love all the bright colors.

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  10. Absolutely love that cheater print, and the bright colours are fab!

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  11. Adorable quilt. I love those colors you are using. It really caught my eye and I had to stop by and take a closer look!

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  12. So colorful and cheery! I'd probably do some sort of all over FMQ for quilting, but I don't think you can go wrong!!

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  13. i just had to click over from google reader to tell you how beautiful this is - i love it!

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  14. That is so so cute! Never trust a skinny cook - hahahaha!

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  15. Ohh, your quilt top is so cute and happy! I wish it were mine! :D

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  16. It is such a bright fresh gorgeous quilt. I think it would look great with circular quilting.

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  17. That quilt makes me smile. Nice work!

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  18. Adorable!! I agree with you -- overall quilting is a great way to go!

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  19. Love your fabric choices and colors!

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  20. GORGEOUS! I love bright, colorful, scrappy log cabin blocks and your centers are to die for!

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  21. You have the best fabric stash! I must know what this cooks print is! Hugs :)

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  22. Such a lovely quilt ! I love the bright colours!!

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  23. This is so cute! I love those little cooks, and your log cabins are a great way to show them off.

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  24. I would love to get my hands on that cheater fabric. Do you have any left to see who made it and what line it is? Love the quilt!

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