I am beginning my next attempt at scrappy. I chose to go with a log cabin quilt using tans, browns and reds from Maison de Garance of French General. The design is “Log Cabin Hidden Stars” from “Jelly Roll Quilts.”
|Chain Piecing in progress|
I admit I still can’t give up complete control. I admit that I had the entire quilt laid out on my design wall to ensure that clashing and duplication was kept to a minimum. This is the first time I’ve ever had a design wall. I bought a vinyl one and attached it to the wall with magnets. (I live in a metal container, thus why magnets work on the walls) I got it because I don’t have a horizontal surface to lay things on, and now I think I need one of these at home. It is so amazing to hang stuff up on it and step back to see how it all looks together.
I absolutely love how this quilt turned out. I almost don’t want to start another quilt, because it will mean that I will have to take this one off the design wall. Having this on my wall makes my tiny trailer a home.
This pattern was once again well written, and easy to follow. The plain log cabin inside of each block goes very quickly. The star section bogged me down, but part of that was due to my insistence on planning out all the fabrics. If I had continued to chain piece and done less planning, it would have gone much faster. This quilt ends up being 60”x60”. Mine is not quite that large because I don’t have the outside border on it yet. I think it will be a great size to curl up with on the couch.