I come from a long line of sign writers and am happiest with a brush and some paint! Add
paint to fabric and I get really excited!!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Scrappy Log Cabin Variation - A Client Quilt

This lovely scrap quilt started out much larger than the size it is here. Sandra reconsidered its dimensions, took it back home and the second time I had it to quilt, it was somewhat reduced, though still a generous king size.
Because there were two distinct color ways in this log cabin variation, I wanted to use matching thread for each section as opposed to an all over design in one color of thread. So, in order to achieve the look I wanted, I stitched in the ditch around the off-white sections and then quilted the two sections separately, but always using the same color bobbin thread.

This meant the quilt was rolled and re-rolled several times, but I feel the result was worth the time and energy.
I quilted a free style flower, leaf, swirl combination in the dark logs and then stitched a smaller leaf design in the off-white, lighter sections.

I purposely left space around the ditch lines because I wanted to maintain drape and avoid having the quilt become too stiff.
There were quite a few hours put into this quilt between Sandra and I, but I think we both feel the result was well worth the extra effort.


  1. What comes next?July 14, 2014 at 4:53 PM

    it looks wonderful!

  2. Just awesome Jennifer! Another beauty!

  3. Marjorie HenwoodJuly 14, 2014 at 7:37 PM

    You do very nice quilting Jennifer

  4. It's spectacular! I love the colors of the logs and the quilting! You rock!

  5. Jennifer Scantlebury VienneauJuly 15, 2014 at 10:17 PM

    Thanks! I really had fun quilting it!

  6. Jennifer Scantlebury VienneauJuly 15, 2014 at 10:17 PM

    Thanks so much, Linda!

  7. Jennifer Scantlebury VienneauJuly 15, 2014 at 10:17 PM

    Thanks so much, Marjorie!

  8. Jennifer Scantlebury VienneauJuly 15, 2014 at 10:18 PM

    Thanks, Lorette! Sandra really had the scrappy going well on this one! It is a beauty!