Wildflower Log Cabin – a Finished Quilt!

 

It’s been sort-of in progress for six years, and the Wildflower Log Cabin is finally finished! And I’m very pleased with it. Like, someone I adore better have a baby girl so I can gift this to her.

Wildflower Log Cabin by Katie Mae Quilts

I started this quilt in 2011, near the beginning of my quilting life. My local quilt shop in Oklahoma had a free Saturday Sampler quilt – come to a demo every month about new products, get your block fabric free. I like free fabric, so off I went. Let’s not talk about anything I may or may not have bought during the demos to get my “free fabric.”

Wildflower Rhapsody Sampler by Katie Mae Quilts

I finished the sampler in 2012. Which really isn’t that slow in my world. Oh, the days when I thought having five UFOs was cumbersome! Anyway, the sampler blocks left me with tons of 1.5″ strips…you know, a gallon Ziploc. Tons…? I knew from the beginning that I wanted to make a log cabin with it, but I didn’t get started until early 2015. I think there was a log cabin quilt along on Instagram?

Wildflower Log Cabin by Katie Mae Quilts

{Look, my cherry tree is in bloom! Finally!}

I finished the top in June 2016, but since no one was having a baby girl, I didn’t bother quilting it. It finally made it to the longarm a couple weeks ago when I was quilting a massive t-shirt quilt. I knew I would want something quick and easy to do as well!

Wildflower Log Cabin by Katie Mae Quilts

The quilting is an allover stipple – there’s a lot of seams that I just wanted to tack firmly down.

The fabric is Wildflower Rhapsody by A Wing and a Prayer Designs. Obviously, it’s long sold out, but you can still find the pattern for the original sampler if you’re inclined to do so.

Wildflower Log Cabin by Katie Mae Quilts

I know you’ve all been waiting for my tulips! They finally bloomed…and they’re so not the right colors for this quilt. Sigh. And my lilac bush is still stubbornly not acknowledging spring.

I loooooove the layout! It’s a little more abstract since the star doesn’t completely come together in the middle. And since I made blocks until I ran out of strips, I was forced to work with what I had. Hence the symmetrical-but-not layout.

Wildflower Log Cabin by Katie Mae Quilts

The backing is Maywood Woolies. I bought a stack of them from a quilter’s yard sale a couple years ago, and obviously brown and pink had to go with this one! I have never felt flannel this soft and cuddly. Seriously. This stuff is the best flannel in the universe.

The binding is from Joann’s, the same as the backing for the massive t-shirt quilt. I managed it with only one seam, since the t-shirt backing was 118″!

Wildflower Log Cabin by Katie Mae Quilts

42″ square

And now there’s only teeny tiny bits of these two quilts in the scrap bins. Woohoo!

See also: Finish It Up Friday, Whoop WhoopTGIFF, Needle & Thread ThursdayMonday Making, Main Crush MondayScraptastic Tuesday, Oh Scrap!, Finished or Not FridayShow Off SaturdayOne Monthly GoalFinish Along {list}

5 thoughts on “Wildflower Log Cabin – a Finished Quilt!”

Kate

A very pretty finish!

Karen

Very pretty quilt! I like the colors.

Debbie

Very pretty! So nice to have it finished and ready to gift!

Leanne Parsons

Beautiful! I love the layout of the log cabin blocks, especially the symmetrical-but-not corners!

Shauna

That is so pretty, I’m sure whomever receives it will be thrilled.

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