I think it’s turning into a quilt…

I became a bit obsessed with my ‘creative therapy’ project (thanks Amy, I like that!). It was supposed to just be a little distraction, but since I had all the fabrics pulled out, I thought I should continue with it.

After I posted yestserday, I spent a little time on Flickr looking to see if anyone else had made a quilt using these fabrics. I came across some very similar log cabin blocks, and not wanting to look like a copycat, I decided against using the log cabin blocks for the front of the quilt. (Note to self – check Flickr before starting a quilt project!)

Instead, I decided to go with one large log cabin-ish block as the entire top of the quilt. I started with the center block, using a piece of one of my favorite (now out of print) fabrics, bird on a ball in ivory.

Then I worked out from there, adding pieces along the sides, to give it a bit of a modified log cabin look. I realize that the mix of colors and patterns may be a bit too busy for some, but right now I’m really liking it. I have a few of the new prints on order, so I’m going to set this aside for now until I have those to add in.

This design seems to work quite well with these prints, since they are larger-scale. Creating one large block allows me to use larger pieces of the fabric so you can really see the pattern of each. I’m thinking that my small log cabin blocks from yesterday will show up on the back of the quilt…

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9 Responses to I think it’s turning into a quilt…

  1. 1
    Carrie says:

    This really shows off those gorgeous fabrics. I like the little contrasting tidbits too.

  2. 2

    Creative Therapy is the best! Glad to help :) Love the large log cabin! I think your little one’s will be great in the back too.

  3. 3
    Julie C says:

    I love that! I am so going to try getting into this over Christmas break. I need some kind of glitter intervention right now!

  4. 4
    Libby says:

    These prints are so delicious. I think your design for them works really well. Doing the same quilt as someone else does not make you a copycat, but I think I like the one you’re doing better.

  5. 5
    Amber says:

    This is so amazing…and it just means you have a creative mind like someone else if you end up doing something similar without realizing it :-)
    I have some of the new prints on order too – fun!

  6. 6
    Amy says:

    I love the photos of your ‘process’. I think putting the log cabin blocks on the back is a great idea. In some ways, it will be a reversible quilt.

  7. 7

    It looks fantastic… Creative Therapy hey? Love it!! Keep up the great work… you are very inspirational. Lx

  8. 8
    AJ says:

    Very pretty beginnings of a quilt. I think the fabric choices are perfect.

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