Wednesday 10 November 2021

Curved Cabin

Another quilt of mine that I made in 2013.

This was made with the quick curve ruler, and using a variation of a log cabin block that I changed slightly as I didn't want the seams in the centre.  

I originally was only going to make one block as an exercise, but liked it so much I decided to make nine to put into a quilt.  As I was only going to make one block, I used up some smaller pieces of fabric so didn't have enough to make the nine blocks the same and I had to change out some of the fabrics - I think this ended up making a more interesting quilt.  

Once I had the nine blocks made, I then decided to make four star blocks to go into the centre with a chain of squares to link them.  I decided to continue this theme in the setting triangles, and was able to work out the maths to create the effect I was after.  I decided on a pieced border to frame the quilt.

The quilting I wanted to keep pretty so decided on a daisy theme.  The daisies in the setting triangles are all different, and I put a more formal arrangement on the border.  To emphasise the frame I broke up the space with straight lines on the outside and a pebble background fill in the centre.