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.



  1. Reply

    Sharon G

    March 29, 2013

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

  2. Reply


    March 29, 2013

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

  3. Reply


    March 29, 2013

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

  4. Reply

    Annie K

    March 29, 2013

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

  5. Reply


    March 29, 2013

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

  6. Reply


    March 29, 2013

    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. Reply

    Danneel Mitchell

    March 29, 2013

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

  8. Reply

    Claire Desrochers

    March 29, 2013

    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. Reply


    March 29, 2013

    This is fabulous! The quilting really makes it.

  10. Reply

    Christine Sherman

    March 29, 2013

    Great, as always! 🙂

  11. Reply


    March 29, 2013

    Beautiful–great job!

  12. Reply


    March 29, 2013

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

  13. Reply


    March 29, 2013

    Very original!

  14. Reply

    Angela Baker

    March 29, 2013

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

    • Reply


      March 29, 2013

      Hi Angela – I use a Bernina 440 QE and I use my walking foot when I do straight line quilting.

  15. Reply

    Diane Dodd

    March 29, 2013

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

  16. Reply


    March 29, 2013

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

  17. Reply


    March 29, 2013

    It looks great, love the teeny logs

  18. Reply


    March 29, 2013

    All the elements of this quilt are just exquisite.

  19. Reply


    March 29, 2013

    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. Reply


    March 29, 2013

    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. Reply

    Melanie c

    March 30, 2013

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

  22. Reply


    March 30, 2013

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

  23. Reply


    March 30, 2013

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

  24. Reply

    Rebecca Grace

    March 30, 2013

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

  25. Reply

    Pomegranate Quilts

    March 31, 2013

    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. Reply

    Debbie-Esch House Quilts

    March 31, 2013

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

  27. Reply


    April 1, 2013

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

  28. Reply


    April 1, 2013

    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!

  29. Reply

    Jane B

    April 1, 2013

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