Turkey Tracks: December 2, 2017
Zoe’s Lullaby Log Cabin
This quilt started as a leader/ender ongoing project. Before I knew it, I had 16 of these 10 1/2-inch blocks. I was loving using bright strips from my 1 1/2-inch bin. And I have a lovely collection of low-volume fabrics now. I’ve wanted to make a log cabin for some time for some reason—and when I started, I loved playing around with the centers by making them different sizes and adding some cute animals.
I had in mind a special “little stranger” who was coming to join the human race some time in January or February. Or so I thought. This baby would be the first grandchild of my beloved friend Gina Caceci. And the child of a young man I watched grow up down in Virginia.
Imagine my surprise when Gina mentioned that the baby was due in LATE NOVEMBER!! Making this quilt went immediately into overdrive, but none of the joy of making it lessened. And the baby arrived safe and sound last week. Welcome Zoe!
This backing was chosen after I knew the sex of the baby. I love it for a girl!
I quilted with yellow/green thread that matches the back really well. The pantograph is “Acadia” by Patricia E. Ritter. It’s a favorite of mine.
All the animals in the center do face the same way in terms of up and down—and that proved to be a bit tricky.
I would also say that I am very careful with log cabin blocks when I sew because it is so very easy to get “off” rather quickly. I measure as I go along and if there is a problem, I can fix it right away. I believe that with a block as big as 10 1/2-inches unfinished, it is very very easy to get “off.” That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it anyway. AND, the quilt was true as a result, which made quilting if on the long arm really easy.
I LOVE this quilt!!! It has great energy.