Thursday, 13 May 2010

Last night I had a 5 minute flick through one of my crafting books, whilst waiting for the kettle to boil...as you do...and was inspired by one of the projects of a log cabin quilt.

I've flicked through this book umpteen times and seen numerous log cabin cushions and quilts. Whilst I've loved looking at them I've never considered making one. Sometimes you just have to wait for the right moment to be inspired.

It seems that this was the right moment because as soon, as I saw this particular one, I had a light-bulb moment of wanting to make one and I couldn't get to bed fast enough so that it would be morning quickly and I could get going!

I've been wanting to do some more cushions for the living room. Bigger ones this time, so this seemed perfect. For those that haven't made a log cabin before, I can not tell you how wonderful they are to do. For those that have, you know exactly what I mean. From choosing the fabrics, to cutting the strips, to piecing it all out and seeing it grow is such a joy.

Because I was loving seeing it grow so much, I couldn't stop! I got to the size of a largish cushion that I wanted, but I just couldn't stop there. So it is no longer a cushion...but a wall-hanging.

I am now buzzing with ideas for more log cabin pieces, so I think that cushion will come eventually.

14 comments:

Concha said...

I absolutely love the colours you've chosen!

izzy inspired said...

truly gorgeous! i LOVE the colors you chose and all those amazing prints, too beautiful!! the larger sized cabin makes it even more captivating.

Maria said...

I really like this design, for something so simple it looks so stunning, I really like the birds on the line fabric (here I go again,who's is that ?), it will look brilliant as wall art, well done..

sew obsessed said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous.
Love the fabrics, they work so well together.
And I agree log cabins are truly addictive!

Tara said...

I NEED this.xx

Justine said...

lovely colours, and the wall hanging is a great idea!

Chloe' said...

what a groovy technique! (^_^) they look like they'd be reeally addictive to make, i Have to do some! :o) i love the fabrics you've chosen too,the colours,prints - everything!

thankyou for sharing your projects!

Chloe x

silverpebble said...

Oh stunning - I adore this colour and that fabric with the little birds is to die for.

M.M.E. said...

Wow! I love that bird fabric. I'm so jealous of your sewing talents and I can't wait to see what you create next.

One Flew Over said...

I would love to see this block turn into a quilt - stunning combinations.

PS: If you end up doing a quilt - chain piece, much faster xx

Kelly Meanix said...

I love the bird on the wire fabric!! Also love love love the bluesey gray feel of the quilt.

Swirlyarts said...

The colours are gorgeous :)

Glassprimitif said...

I love log cabin and these fabrics are stunning!

bearpaw said...

I love the colours and patterns - so simple but so effective!