I fell in love with this fabric the minute I saw it in my Island Batik box. “Faded Blue Jeans” by Kathy Engle. Those that know me, know that I practicly live in blue jeans. I LOVE blue jeans. And to know that I HAD to make a log cabin, well, the love fest began!!! This beautiful fabric collection should be in fabric stores by the end of the month.
I recieved a ½ yard cut of each of the fabrics and a 2 yard cut of light fabric and a 2 yard cut of dark. I used every single fabric of the collection in this quilt. Obviously, some fabrics were used more than others! And I have a give-away where you have an opportunity to win some of the left-overs (see below).
I wanted to try making a curved log cabin. However, EQ7 didn’t have the block I wanted. No problem, so I drew it out. I did it on paper first, just to make sure of the measurements. Then using Easy Draw it was simple to make. Once I had the block drawn and into the design layout, I was able to figure out fabric requirements and decide on how big the quilt could be.
Then, I had to decide if I wanted a dark centre in the quilt or a light. It was difficult to decide. Sew, I made all the blocks and put them on the design wall. Then it was easy to see that I prefered the dark centre.
I quilted this with Aurifil variegated #4649. It was the perfect thread for this fabric collection with shades of blue and a touch of soft yellow!
This is quilted with loose, swirly feathers, following the circles in the quilt. The quilting shows up a bit more in the picture below – however the colours are a lot darker than in real life.
The binding is a flange binding … the lighter strip was cut at 1½” and the darker was cut at 1¼”. It was sewn on by machine, stitch in the ditch between the light flange and the darker binding. The final quilt is 76″ x 76.”
Hobbs Heirloom Natural Cotton Batting was used. I know there was a LOT of left-over batting on the side and end, but I’m a pro at joining batting and the left-over pieces will be used in a smaller quilt. Joining batting is easy and you can’t tell once a quilt is quilted! This is wonderful batting! I love how the quilt drapes nicely!
In our first Island Batik box for 2020, we received Schmetz needles. I decided to try the Microtex Chrome 80/12 and see how it performed with quilting. I had absolutely NO problem and it handled the batik, batting and backing with ease.
I wanted to take a picture of this quilt on a split rail fence with a log cabin in the background. Obviously, that didn’t happen … mostly because I don’t know of any log cabins around here. If we were still living in northern BC, it would have been easy!
My husband and I went to a local park and found a old wooden fence. Bonus: it was on a bridge over a small pond! After the ducks flew away, the pond became very still and I was able to capture the reflection in the water!
Make sure you visit Janet Yamamoto!
Janet is a fellow ambassador and will be posting her Log Cabin quilt made with “Faded Blue Jeans.” Click HERE.
You have a chance to win Island Batik Fabric!
You have another opportunity to win fabric from Island Batik. It’s a Stack and Strip pack of Island Kismet Fabrics By Tammy Silvers Of Tamarinis! Isn’t it pretty?
Click on the link below.
You have a chance to win Island Batik Fabric from Me!
This small bundle is 7 width of fabric pieces that are at least 7″ wide.
This is open to Canadian (excluding Quebec) and US participants only.
You need to comment and answer the following questions:
- Do you like blue jeans?
- If you won this fabric, what would you make with it?
- Have you sewn with Island Batik fabrics before?
- Why should YOU win this small bundle?
Week 1 Log Cabin Review
If you want to see all of the Week 1 Log Cabin blocks in one place, visit Island Batik’s Blog HERE. If you haven’t seen them, it’s well worth seeing the variety of wonderful fabric collections and the different log cabin quilts.
Disclaimer: The products featured in this Blog post were given to me by Island Batik, and their co-sponsers Aurifil, Hobbs Batting & AccuQuilt!
One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!