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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Marina

I finished my quarter log cabin quilt on Thursday, but just found no time to blog it!  I have been in house cleaning and prepping for entertaining mode for the past couple of days since I'm hosting a baby shower tomorrow.  Also, our MQG chapter spent a huge chunk of yesterday at our local children's hospital delivering quilts to babies in need.  Since my son was a preemie and in the hospital for 5 weeks, it was such a moving experience to be able to bring comfort to these families in a specific way.  All activities aside, I'm glad I finally have a few minutes to share the finish with you!

I don't know why, but the colors and shape of the blocks remind me of the bright sailboats and flags in a marina, so that's what I'm calling this one.


This quilt was a really fun one to work on.  It was a breeze to put together, and made great use of fabrics I already had sitting in my cabinet.  I don't know about you, but even though sometimes I like to use an entire collection of fabric, it feels so amazing to be able to make a whole quilt from whatever is in my stash.


I really only needed 16 different fabrics for the front of this quilt, but you know me...I always like to have some leftovers for the backing.  So I used 20 different prints, which gave me a couple of rows of blocks to round out the WOF strips on the backing.


For the binding, I used some of my favorite Denyse Schmidt navy and orange polkadot fabric.  I found it on a crazy sale awhile ago and bought a few yards to have on hand.  Blue and orange are so common in boyish fabrics that I knew it would get used up!

If you've never made a quarter log cabin and are looking for an easy, relaxing project, I highly recommend giving this pattern a try.  This quilt measures 64" x 64," and in case you missed it, I gave a little explanation in my last post on how I put the blocks together, and I included cutting diagrams there as well.

Marina is already in its new home, in the reading nook of a friend's son.  It makes me happy to imagine him snuggled up with it, along with his favorite book.


11 comments:

  1. It is really lovely - your quilts are always so colourful.

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  2. Perfect name for this quilt. Darker bindings are my favorite. They frame a quilt for a perfect display. Another beautiful one, Kelly.

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  3. He's a lovely quilt, just beautiful. I'll have to try this design sometime, looks like a good way to use fabrics from the stash.

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  4. Beautiful quilt, and I adore the back!

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  5. It's a perfect quilt for cuddling under while reading. Fun finish. Congratulations.

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  6. Double-sided quilts are such fun! It sounds like you've been busy, no wonder you couldn't find time to share such a lovely finish! :)

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  7. Great quilt, looks like it went together pretty quickly! You have a great stash to be able to pull such a pretty mix with just what you already had.

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  8. What a fun quilt!! Just beautiful too. I love the cheery colors.

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  9. Another winner! I'll bet your son approved.

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  10. Quilt is adorable and glad it already has a new home. Thank you for making preemie quilts and delivering them. My daughter's first son was a preemie and she was on complete bed rest before he was born. Her second son was not to be a preemie AND you can relate to this. She, a high school math teacher, taught on Friday and had him about noon on Saturday. She was off that next week for spring break and went back to work on Monday after spring break. So, she took no sick time to have him. He was born more prematurely than his older brother and would have been better if he had been two weeks earlier. There's a period where they dip down in issues in their progression. Of course, no one told them and she and her husband were champs since they knew a lot of the routine from the first time. Since he was not expected, everyone, including her husband, had plans to be out of town, so my husband and I drove out and spent the week with her and the older son. They are now 4 and 9 and have no signs of ever being preemies. Thank you for giving of your time and talent in many ways to this community of parents.

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  11. Very nice! It does have a marina feel with the color combinations.

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