Friday, July 12, 2013

wonky log cabin quilt

Welcome to finish it up Friday!
I finished my wonky log cabin quilt this morning. I LOVE how it turned out! It's such a happy quilt.
Two of the center blocks have pieced flowers....true to my thrifty nature.
This one has been dubbed the smiley face block. :) I almost omitted these funky blocks, but my kids talked me out of it. I'm glad they did! The blocks certainly add a lot of character to the quilt.
This is one of the last ones that I pieced. I think it's my favorite one! Each block measures 15" square, which includes the white sashing.

Originally I was going to stipple the quilt, but after some troubles I went with a cross hatch instead. I'm so glad things worked out that way. The cross hatch quilting adds so much...on both the front and the back. The grid lines are about 2" apart.
The backing and binding fabric came from my stash. The combination of the two ended up being so happy and perfect! I always struggle when selecting a back for a scrappy quilt. Mainly because almost anything would work...it's hard to narrow things down.
The scraps in this quilt came from many previous projects and several came from generous friends. So many happy fabrics in the mix...just the way I like it! The quilt measures 60" x 80".
One more thing for today. I snapped this photo this morning. My kids are home from camp. :) I'm so happy to have them back!
 
Now it's your turn to link up your finishes. Thanks, as always, for joining me for finish it up Friday!

56 comments:

Paula @ Sewy Stuff said...

I really love the smiley face block as well. Your kids have excellent taste!

Heidi Grohs said...

I ADORE this quilt!! the crosshatch is perfect. The Smiley block is actually my favorite!

anyadahab said...

I love the way it turned out. It is beautiful!

Nicole said...

It is a happy quilt, Amanda Jean! Love the bright colors!

creatingwithfabricandthread said...

That quilt is gorgeous.

giddy99 said...

It's beautiful!

Beth said...

I love your happy quilt!

Leigh Anne said...

The cross hatching looks phenomenal!

Carla said...

I'm in love with wonky log cabins. Your quilt looks so light and fresh. I could just take a summer nap under it...

Samantha @ Makinglifeprettier said...

Love your quilt! It is so happy!

MaterialGirlQuilts said...

I love this Amanda Jean! The cross-hatch quilting is just perfect and the binding sets it off beautifully.
Amanda

capitolaquilter said...

smiley face just has to make you smile. Thanks for the linky party I'm always thrilled to have something DONE to share and see everyones posts.

Diane said...

great quilt-it's definitely a happy one!!

tink's mom said...

What a happy quilt. Love it.

tubakk said...

I really LOVE your wonky log cabin quilt. Thanks for showing us.

Stacy Olson said...

Fun quilt! Great Job!

Alli said...

I love that smiley face block, too! Yay for your happy quilt! :)

Kelsey said...

That is an amazing finish, and so perfect that it's built largely from your own stash. Don't you love when you can shop your stash sometimes and it just all comes together?!

Ruth Bourke said...

I love your happy centre squares - the character of this quilt is just brilliant. I'd love it in my house!

Svetlana said...

I just love those pieced flowers, they are perfect, especially the smiley one.

Love Of Quilts said...

Very pretty quilt!

Alycia said...

It turned out so cute. I love the center of the blocks. Great size too!

a maidenhair fern said...

It's the pieced flowered blocks that this quilt will be known for. It does add lovely character. Love the cross hatch.

Izzy said...

Oh wow awesome quilt. I love the colours and the log cabin is probably one of my favourite blocks. Great finish!

Tina Craig said...

The red and white backing and binding are perfect! My floor looks like yours. My daughter is working at a day camp and comes home every night and tests crafts or makes something for her kids. Last night it was gifts from the resident garden fairy.

jan said...

I love this quilt. It makes me smile just to look at it!

Tiffany Kay Designs said...

I love this quilt! It looks so happy and fun!

The Sassy Quilter said...

Glad you left the blocks, they are fun and add to the quilt for sure. Thanks for sharing and the link ups.

Kat said...

Happy Friday! I love your quilt. It is so bright and scrappy!

Glinda ♥ said...

Your quilts always turn out so beautiful :)

SuperMomNoCape said...

I love the fussy cut center blocks that you used for this quilt! It such a fun, happy quilt.

And thanks for hosting Finish It Up Friday each week.

Esther F. said...

Hello!
What a cute quilt that is!
Sadly I can't link up this week, both my sewing machines broke down yesterday. Yes BOTH, in ONE DAY!
Hope to be back with a link up next week!
Esther
esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com
ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

Cheerful Homemaker said...

Love the quilt! Nothing to link up this week, though I'm *this* close to being finished with a blanket I'm knitting for our new baby!

http://cheerfulhomemaker.com

Mama Pea said...

Gorgeous finish, Amanda! I love it! I need to do more straight line quilting and get things done like you do. I fret too much about the quilting and don't get it done.

Sarah Craig said...

Beautiful quilt, Amanda Jean!! Very happy - especially that smiley face block! Unfortunately, I don't have anything to link up this week (I have a clean house, though!) but I hope to link up next week!

wish2stitch said...

Love your quilt. Thanks for hosting FIUF. It's very motivating and fun to hop around to other people's blogs too.

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

What a fun fun quilt! I love the backing and binding!

1stteacher said...

So cheerful and fun.
Great work.

Jeneta said...

I feel like I always say the same thing when I comment on one of your projects, as I always love them! Have you ever made something that you really dislike? Or do you make sure it never gets to that stage?

JHNickodemus said...

I'm so glad for your blog and all of your inspiration. Whenever I'm experiencing a creative block I come here first!

Lorna McMahon said...

I LOVE the crosshatch quilting! And the smiley flower! And the 'kids were here' evidence pic!
Thank you for sharing, AmandaJean!

Lorna:)
http://sewfreshquilts.blogspot.com

Vicki said...

I do love this scrappy happy quilt! Ah, the pitter patter of little feet!!

Maggie said...

Gorgeous!! It makes me smile xx

Michele said...

I love, love, love it. It makes me smile too.

Suzanne said...

My heart fills up when I see your scrappy quilts. I long to quilt just a bit but it's been so busy with 4-H projects and the final stretch that my sewing machine is totally off limits to me right now. My desk is covered with projects and I hear it call like a Siren every time I go near it. Fair starts on Monday so this is the final push. Sunday night I am free! I think I am going to steal a few minutes up there at that point. I need that sewing outlet. (Is it crazy to admit that I need to sew?)

Ginny said...

It is so happy and... light - if that makes any sense. Love the scrappiness with white sashing and adore the apple block--makes me smile!

Marla said...

The pieced flowers are cute!

sharpie said...

Loving the cross hatch! Smart move ;)

Karen said...

Amandajean, this is a delightful quilt. Love the smiley face! The backing and binding are great.

I don't have a finish for this week as it has been a knitting/crochet week mostly for me. However, I did finish a large baby quilt LAST Friday, so I'll post it here for you to see.

Karen

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Yvonne Campbell said...

It's bright and cheerful.

Sew Shabby Designs said...

I am quite partial to bright colored quilts. A few months back I made a Scrappy Log Cabin quilt & I love how it turned out. Yours is beautiful. I really like the fussy cut centers. Thumbs up!

Tessa Marie said...

Such a fun, happy quilt! I really like the way you quilted it, too. Wonderful!!

April (Polkadot Sparrow) said...

Looking at your quilt lifted my spirits this morning. It's such a delight and I agree with your kids on the smiley block. Glad you agreed, too. :)

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Every "finish" deserves to be celebrated but this ione is especially pretty!

Thimbleanna said...

It's adorable CrazyMom! And I'm writing that even though I didn't win the rotary cutter. I'm not bitter LOL!