The Greenville MQG issued a recycle block challenge to make something quilted using an orphan block donated through our block of the month program.
|Half Log Cabin or Quarter Pineapple quilt block|
It was more difficult finding blues and greens that coordinated than I thought it would be. The blues had a denim or chambry look to them. I collected some possibilities.
The green was fairly bright and I really had to search for some almost kelly greens to coordinate. That yellow on the right didn't make the cut.
Now, what was I going to do with this block? I decided to carry out the 'pineapple' theme and just keep adding logs and triangles until I had a large enough top for a comfort quilt to use in our charity project.
I forgot to measure the size of the original block, but it was around 11" or 12" square. Wonky logs would have been more modern, but I was limited on time and fabric and just kept the logs fairly straight. Here's the top after a few rounds.
And after a couple more logs...
And, here's the completed top...
I spray basted it late one night out on the porch, brought it in and hoped a quilting design would come to me overnight.
This print by Studio E was perfect for the backing. The fabric even says, 'Reuse, Reduce and Recycle' which I found at a yard sale for I think a $1. It really looks better than it photographed.
I decided to just quilt in the ditch around each log and quilt diagonally across each log, all done with the walking foot. For the bigger logs, you can't see it here, but I did add a couple more lines in between but didn't cross over the triangles.
Here's the finished quilt after it's been bound and washed. I added the binding by machine, the same way as I explained in this post.
I quickly took the photo before I headed to the meeting so it's not the straightest.
|Recycle Block Challenge Quilt|
Just look at the tote bag I received. Faye, a talented artist herself, painted this and somehow made decals to apply to purchased totes. And you notice in the upper right hand corner...first place. :) I will put this tote bag to good use in Paducah next week.
You can see all the challenge entries here along with the other fabulous prizes and winners.
|Decal made from original artwork by Faye Jones|
- Finished size: 38" x 38"
- Pattern: Half log cabin tutorial by MQG
- Fabrics: Various including Cotton & Steel, Carolyn Friedlander, Anna Maria Horner, Kona solids, Kaffe Fassett and more
- Thread: Aurifil 50 wt., 2725 light wedgewood
- Quilting design: In the ditch and straight line quiting with walking foot
- Batting: 100% Cotton Warm & White by the Warm Company
- Completed: April 2017
Linking to Finish It Up Friday, Finished or Not Friday, Whoop Whoop Friday, and Show Off Saturday