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Confetti Logs

Confetti Logs Front
Look how great my 6 year old holds a quilt!

This month the Naperville Modern Quilt Guild had a log cabin challenge. We were all asked to make a 36″ x 36″ quilt with log cabin(s) in a modern way. Last night was the meeting and everyone came up with such great designs! Really, no two were alike. It was a lot of fun seeing everyone’s quilts and the thought that went into all of them.

Confetti Logs

I decided to make all white log cabins with tiny strips of bright fabrics randomly incorporated into the logs. The logs are various widths, from 1-1/2″ to 1/2″ finished.

Confetti Logs Detail

This quilt was pretty improvisational. Although I had a plan for the blocks in my head, I wasn’t really sure about how to put them together. At first I was thinking about 1 giant block. Then it changed to multiple blocks. Then I decided I needed some separation to define the blocks. Ideas floated around from using neutral tan to narrow strips of color, stacked. But in the end I decided on larger color blocks.

Confetti Logs Quilting

I quilted this in straight lines, about 1/2″ apart.

Confetti Logs Back

The backing is one of my favorite prints from designer Anna Maria Horner.

Confetti Logs Binding

The binding was also something that changed at the last minute. I was planning on doing bright scrappy binding, but after it was cut it just seemed like too much. So I went looking through my stash and my eyes were drawn to one of my favorites from Violet Craft’s Madrona Road – the black text print. I worked in a couple spots of bright strips just to echo the design of the blocks.

And in an Arkansas Traveler update…I finished the quilt top! It looks great and the backing just arrived. I am still deciding on the quilting, but that will be the next large project to tackle on my list.

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30 Responses to “Confetti Logs”

  1. 1
    Sharon G says:

    That’s very cool…and I love that backing!

  2. 2
    Debra says:

    Gorgeous Quilt, is has such a modern clean look. Love the quilting.

  3. 3
    Sondra says:

    Amazing quilt, very interesting. Love the backing also. Great work, Faith, as always……XXX

  4. 4
    Annie K says:

    It’s very crisp and fresh, and the simple quilted pattern was perfect for it.. love!

  5. 5
    Megan says:

    I love this! It makes me want to sew up a confetti quilt! Happy Friday!

  6. 6
    Marianne says:

    The colors are wonderful together! I like the stark white background, it increases the fresh look. The colorful blocks keep my eyes traveling back-and-forth from one to the other. Well done, Faith!

  7. 7
    Danneel Mitchell says:

    I love this quilt! I need this in my life!!!!!

  8. 8
    Claire Desrochers says:

    Love the simplicity of the quilt and then the ultra luxuriously patterned dark backing. Lovely! The straight line quilting and binding finish it off to perfection. I really like the look of straight line quilting but it sure does get boring lol. My lines tend to wander somewhat along with my mind when I do a lot of straight lines.

  9. 9

    This is fabulous! The quilting really makes it.

  10. 10
    Christine Sherman says:

    Great, as always! :)

  11. 11
    Rosalee says:

    Beautiful–great job!

  12. 12
    Patti says:

    Okay I’m not the first but this quilt is just so yummy it’s untrue.

  13. 13
    Esther says:

    Very original!

  14. 14
    Angela Baker says:

    Faith, you may have answered this before but, what kind of sewing machine are you using to do the quilting?

  15. 16
    Diane Dodd says:

    I love this quilt. So awesome! The color choices, design, piecing, quilting and backing….all combined are just beautiful!

  16. 17
    Mabel says:

    Obsulatly beautiful!!!! Great design, grat colors and the backing full of color !! Well… it goes with out saying. Fabulous job!

  17. 18
    Katy says:

    It looks great, love the teeny logs

  18. 19
    Gillian says:

    All the elements of this quilt are just exquisite.

  19. 20
    Kathi says:

    This is very inspirational! I will be creating something inspired by you vision! Thank you for sharing. I really love how you mirrored the design in the binding.

  20. 21
    Leanne says:

    What a fabulous quilt! I love the bright pops of colour…you almost don’t see the log cabin, it just looks like something totally new. Great job.

  21. 22
    Melanie c says:

    Love it! What a great way to use the tiny pieces of fabric I love!

  22. 23
    Stephanie says:

    I love your choice of backing fabric! It’s so bold and unexpected!

  23. 24
    Anne says:

    Love the white background and the randomness of the confetti, and other fabrics used. Just lovely.

  24. 25

    Fabulous concept, and gorgeous quilt, Faith! I LOVE your backing fabric!

  25. 26

    Beautiful quilt! I am trying to figure out your design (where are the edges of the log cabins?!) – do you have a sketch of the layout? The overall finish is stunning. Great job!

  26. 27

    It turned out so wonderfully, Faith! I like it that you can’t really tell it is a log cabin from a distance :)

  27. 28
    Willit says:

    Well done. That backing fabric is beautiful and matches your quilt top wonderfully.

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    Giney says:

    Amazing that you can’t see the edges of the log cabins, at least from a distance. Good job to your son – he may have a permanent job!

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    Jane B says:

    What a fresh take on an old favorite. I’d like to try something like this with a darker solid. Inspiring!

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