Saturday 31 December 2011


Log cabin - lots of cabin, not so many logs
Inspiration: Alice from Red Pepper Quilts
Fabric: Fabricworm custom fat quarter bundle
Black and white daisies wide backing fabric from Quiltsmith (backing)
Count with Maisy Yellow Pebble Dots on Red from The Fat Quarter Shop (binding)
Mod green pod fabric bundle from Fabricworm
Robert Kaufman Pure Organic Solid Orange
Poppies Orchid
Daisies Sunflower
Posie Stripe Sunflower
Posies Sunflower
Robert Kaufman Pure Organic Solid Marigold
Flutter Bunch Sunflower
Daisy Doodle Sunflower
Links Sunflower

Sunshine was for Niece-the-Elder for Christmas.

This rather sad effort is the only full length photo I got.

I love the backing fabric - a rather dramatic black and white print of daisies. Luckily there was just enough left on the bolt for what I needed.

Daisy, daisy
And the binding

The quilting largely follows the seam lines.

Close up of the quilting

I was inspired by RPQ's Alice, although with a very different colour pallete. However, once I'd made up both the log cabin blocks and the four patch blocks and started to think about putting them together, it started to feel like there might be just a bit too much going on. I think it's the brightness of the red and yellow, perhaps. (Alice is in  much calmer blues and greens.)

Anyway, instead of alternating the two styles of blocks, I split them into two quilts, alternating each with plain white squares.

The Other Half of Sunshine
This got me two quilts for the price of one (well, plus a whole lot of extra white solid and twice as much backing and binding fabric and all the extra work ...).

On the other hand, I did have some help.

Rosa assisting

The Other Half of Sunshine is on the bed in the spare room, meaning it's very occasionally for visitors and very frequently for the cats.

4 patch

Additional fabrics for the second quilt are:

Tiny flowers in Buttercup from Hawthorne Threads for the binding

and Ditzy Dots Orange wide backing fabric from Craft Depot

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