Wonky Log Cabin Quilt

By Judith
 on September 20, 2017

I've been hearing the christmas 'C' word a lot round here lately!


It seems the madness of the 'silly season' starts earlier and earlier (or am I just getting older and more 'Scrooge-like'?).


Anyway, when it comes to quilting magazines there's no such thing as too early for Christmas!


Wonky Log Cabin Quilt (Quilt Now October17)


This is my Wonky Log Cabin Christmas quilt in the October issue of Quilt Now magazine.



These wonky blocks are so much fun to make.  There's really no accurate measuring, just improv slicing and dicing!  So liberating!


Sometimes inspiration for quilt design comes quick and easy, and sometimes it's more like the slow, patient percolation of a good coffee!


Wonky Log Cabin Quilt (Quilt Now Magazine Sept17)


Initially I had pulled some Kona greens and scrappy greens, a little sprinkle of Kona Pomegranate (an all time favourite) and a sharp black and white stripe to contrast.


Wonky Log Cabin Quilt (Quilt Now Magazine Sept17)


I liked where this was going, but still nothing came to mind.  A few days later, I grabbed some low volume prints and soft Kona greys and I had the balance I needed.


Log cabin blocks are some of my favourites, so I started to play and thought I'd push the boundaries a little.  I usually reserve my supply of black and white stripe for binding quilts. This time I let the black and white stripe take more of a starring role, connecting the blocks in each quadrant.


Wonky Log Cabin Quilt (Quilt Now Magazine Sept17)


I had so much fun playing, I just kept going, and that's how this quilt came to be! A very organic design process this time!


I have the best job!


Happy quilting!




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