Tuesday, February 23, 2016

LVLC quilt: A finish!

The blocks have been rolling in for my February quilt for the Emerge circle of do.Good Stitches, so it's about time that I finally finished the first quilt I led for the group. These blocks were from back in September, but with prepping for QuiltCon and then the holidays, the quilt just kept getting pushed back. It's good to finally have it finished! I'm calling it the LVLC (low volume log cabin) quilt.
As you may recall from earlier posts, I asked my beemates to make two blocks, one with a teal log cabin and one with a lime green one. They then added low volume fabrics around their log cabins in an improv style, and I pieced them all together, adding more low volume fabrics as needed (since the blocks weren't all the same size).
I debated on how to quilt it for a long time. In reality, it probably needed an allover free-motion quilt design, but I didn't have the courage to try, so then I planned to do a randomly spaced crosshatch, similar to what I did on the Austin House quilt.
But after I finished the vertical lines, it seemed like it was going to be too much (design wise) to do the horizontal lines, so I figured it was time to edit myself and just stop. I think it works with the quilt design well enough, but it didn't turn out quite like I hoped.
Still, I'm quite happy with the quilt overall. I think it's bright and happy and contains some really fun "I spy" fabrics: pencils, newsprint, kitties, mice, and lots more.
For the backing, I pulled more teal and green from my stash (no shortage of those colors), along with the perfect ginghams from Tucker Prairie (foxtail and saltgrass). I love a good pieced backing. The binding is the perfect teal Netorious print from Cotton + Steel.
The final quilt measures 58" x 70". I'll be donating it to the local chapter of Project Linus, so I hope it brings some joy to an older kid.


  1. I think this is beautiful. Great job.

  2. So pretty! My friend Sharon at Hobbies on a Budget is hosting a February Online Quilt Show with link up. I am sure she would love it, if you linked up your beautiful quilt. I love the choice of colors! I enjoy quilting, but find it so hard to find the time to do so. I am hoping one day to pursue it more passionately. Here's the link to her site. http://hobbiesonabudget.com/2016/02/21/2016-online-quilt-show-plus-tips/ Btw... This is not spam, I follow your blog and happened to see your pretty quilt, and thought of her quilt show. I linked one up myself this month, a t-shirt quilt I made.

  3. So very lovely! :) I love it when it all comes together.


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