Log Candy

Another baby quilt completed and given to the expectant mum.  I called this one Log Candy as it is an improv log cabin block in candy colours. Some of you will have seen my works in progress post where I was working out the sequencing.  My original idea was to do 1/4 log cabins and have them face outward, but I decided it worked better matching up  the logs in different colours. The mum stipulated not too much pink, so I added other colours to match the flowers.

Log candy Log Candy 2The main grey floral fabric is a Kaffe Fassett called Grey Guinea Flowers and the larger grey/white ovals in the border are from the Bella collection by Lotta Jansdotter.  I have recently started using grey and really like how well it “plays” with other colours.

Once again I was startled by how yellow can take-over a design.  I discussed this with Bill Kerr in a colour workshop at Quiltcon – more on this in a future post.

As usual I pieced the back – this time in brighter colours picking up the aquas and reds in the prints of the clothes in the middle fabric. Bak of Log CandyLog Cany back 2 Unfortunately I don’t know the name of this print. I love all the miniature clothes and accessories.

I went with a thin multi-coloured stripe for the border.

The quilting is quite narrow straight line, but I didn’t quilt the coloured logs so that they stood out from the background and provided some texture.

Catherine and quilt

 

Overall I like this one! The mum looked pleased as well (note the matching watch!)

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