Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

New year, new wonky log cabins


My first quilt of the year calls for no procrastination because it was recently commissioned by a friend for her grandson, who is due this month. I'm making one of my favorites, a wonky log cabin.

She requested blue, yellow and red, plus anything else I want to throw in. So the centers will be the traditional red to represent the hearth. I cut them off kilter to start the wonkiness.

Then I added strips, either straight or wonky.

 Here they are after three "logs" were added.

... and four

 ... and seven

... and nine.

Now I'm taking a break to go out for Mexican food.
Have a colorful day


Robbie said...

Really cute pattern/quilt!!! Hope you had a margarita to go with that Mexican dinner!

Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

I love it! What a colorful first quilt for a new baby!

The Idaho Beauty said...

I think this is one of the greatest blocks for a kid's quilt. The wonkiness gives it a natural energy no matter what fabric or colors and conjers up a happy vibe. I've made several for additions to the family but it's been awhile. Maybe I should consider this for one of th godkid's babies.