Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Log Cabin Blog Hop - My Day Today!

Today is my day to post for the Island Batik Log Cabin Blog Hop!



I LOVE log cabin blocks and was excited about this challenge.  Log cabin blocks can be created and used in a wide variety of ways - the sky's the limit!  The fabric collection Island Batik sent me for this challenge is called Prairie Skies designed by Kathy Engle.  Look for these fabrics in your stores now.  These fabrics are in lovely shades of light and dark blues and in a great variety of prints.  My favorite one is the one with paw prints!


I designed this quilt and named it Blue Dahlia. This is actually the second quilt I made for this challenge.  The first quilt has been accepted into the Sept/Oct 2020 issue of McCalls Quilting, so you will have to wait awhile to see it!  For the second quilt for this blog I wanted to do something a little quicker and decided to do an applique design in the middle.  The applique design in my quilt was inspired by a Dover illustration I found online.  Dover has many illustrations that are beautiful and free! 



I used a variety of log cabin blocks to frame the applique in the middle.  I used Lite Steam-a-Seam 2 for the applique pieces, and tried out the new Schmetz Super Nonstick needles.  It was the first time I used these needles and I did find that no fusible stuck to the needle as I sewed.  I also used the Chrome Microtex needles for the rest of the sewing and the needles are wonderful.  I always sew with Microtex needles and these new Chrome needles are a great addition.




Aurifil thread in blue and white worked great with all the fabrics.
I used Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 Bleached Cotton for the batting.


I used 12 of the fabrics from the collection along with white Sprinkles from the Basics Collection.
I hope you have been enjoying the stops on this Log Cabin Blog Hop.  This is the last week of the hop, so be sure and go to all the blogs and see what has been created, and check out all the prize drawings that they are offering.  Island Batik has had a drawing each week of  precut packs of beautiful fabric, so be sure and go to the Island Batik Blog and enter there.

I have a drawing of 5 pieces of Prairie Skies.  They are all a fat quarter or close to a fat quarter size.  USA entries only due to shipping costs.


To enter, leave a comment and make sure that I am able to contact you if you win.  I will draw a winner with Random.org on Fri 28.  USA entries only due to shipping costs.


Fabrics from Island Batik, Needles from Schmetz, Thread from Aurifil and Batting  from Hobbs were sent to me thru the Island Batik Ambassador program.


40 comments:

  1. Just beautiful Connie! Yay that this lovely fabric will be seen in the future in McCall’s. Thanks for the tip on appliqué designs for free at Dover!

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  3. So pretty and eye soothing. Congrats on the first quilt being accepted.

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  4. What a winning design!! Your quilt is absolutely beautiful!! Great pictures too. Once again Island Batik has come out with another beautiful line of fabric. Thank you for your nice give away!

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  5. Your quilt is beautiful Connie. I love the applique in the center.It really adds something special to the quilt. Thank you for sharing where you got the design and thanks so much for your giveaway.

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  6. Your quilt is beautiful! I never thought about putting appliqué in the center of log cabins, but it looks great! Thank you for the inspiration.
    cecilialyoung at gmail dot com

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  7. These fabrics are so pretty. Oh but your quilt is stunning. I love that you used applique in the center like this. Thank you for sharing and inspiring.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  8. Lovely quilt! I love the fabric!

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  9. Your quilt is beautiful, love the patterns on the fabric

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  10. Log cabins + applique + batiks = gorgeous quilt!

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  11. The Blue Dahlia is just beautiful! You really showed out on this!

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  12. Your quilt is just gorgeous. I love the collection of blue batiks that you had to work with...just lovely. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. I like the moon and stars and feather designs. Wide range of blue shades.

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  14. I love your quilt and the fabric is beautiful.

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  15. lovely quilt. how cool is the applique in the center. once again you have created a masterpiece. the fabrics are lovely. I look forward to your next design. Mary E

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  16. Nice quilt! I like the large applique in the center. I wasn't aware of Dover illustrations; I'll have to check them out!

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  17. Your center appliqué is stunning! I'm just beginning to incorporate appliqué into my quilting designs, so I'll be looking up Dover Illustrations right away--thanks for making me aware of them!

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  18. Beautiful!
    Blue is always a favorite for me, byt you're applique in the center of the log cabin is stunning.
    Thanks for hosting a giveaway!
    Also, do you have your own Instagram page?

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  19. I love all these blue shades! Thank you, Susan

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  20. Prairie skies--mu favorite! Love the blues!

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  21. Love the fabric and the design. You really outdid yourself. Excellent. Jmikebalou (at) aol (dot) com

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  22. Lovely quilt, I love the appliqué in the middle!

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  23. My favorite is the moon and stars...wow great quilt and love all them blues you got to play with....happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  24. Beautiful design combining applique and stylized log cabin blocks to create a quick masterpiece. Maybe not so quick but the story of the first quilt winning future publication makes me think you have been a busy, productive quilt designer. Way to go! Dian gdavidhoffmanatyahoodotcom

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  25. Very beautiful quilt! I like how you used the log cabin blocks as a frame for the Dahlia.

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  26. I love your project. It is so beautiful

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  27. Amazing quilt! Stunning! Mumbird3atgmaildotcom

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  28. I LOVE your quilt Batiks are my favorite!

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  29. That's so pretty with the flower in the middle! I love these shades of blue!

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  30. Beautiful blues--You made a really pretty design!
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  31. Oh this looks beautiful
    and love the design.
    Fabulous fabric too.
    Carla from Utah

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  32. Congratulations on the magazine! Feel so privileged to see it's cousin. Lovely quilt!

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  33. Είναι υπέροχο το πάπλωμα σου.
    Φιλιά από την Ελλάδα.

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  34. Love the blues with the central flower!

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  35. Blues, who would not love every shade and fabric there. I must see if we can get the non stick needles down here, they would make applique so much easier.

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  36. This is gorgeous! I love the applique design. I love the blues, too. Great job!

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  37. Connie, this is so beautiful! The applique center just adds so much zing to the logs and of course it's blue! Happy stitching.

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