Hi, fabric friends!
I’m excited to be bringing you a fresh new topic today: Log Cabins! I really wanted to talk about this today because not too long ago we asked you on social media, which quintessential block would you be?
We had an overwhelming amount of responses, and after counting your votes, Log Cabin was the winner! Now we really wanted to show the versatility of this classic quilt block and how you can make it unique to YOU. With this idea in mind, myself and a couple of girls at the studio were excited to take a challenge and create a log-cabin inspired project that was personalized to us!
I really wanted to think outside the box with this challenge and I wanted to make something modern! I’ve been inspired by a lot of quilty apparel lately, and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to merge these ideas. We made a very cool patchwork design in the past for one of our lookbooks, we used the collection Craftbound and created a stunning piece on the back of the denim jacket. I wanted to do exactly that but in my own version! When I started designing, I was aiming for tonal colors, so I chose my favorite Color Master box in “Cloud & Sky”. To make this a more modern design, I did a variation of half-log cabins and began to sew away!
This project was so easy to make, any quilter would be able to add some pizzazz to their wardrobe! Add your favorite block to the pocket of your jacket, shirt, and even pants.
Thrilled to hear that she can design her own project with no limitations, Jessica who is part of the production team here at AGF, decided to create an eye-catching tote by just making one BIG log cabin design. She was inspired by the sunny rays of summer and picked some of her favorite yellow prints, to create a more traditional yet bright design. Being a big fan of Pat Bravo- she used some of the bold prints in Mayfair, Nuncia and Matchmade collections.
I had no doubt that she would make a beautiful project, as she had made some amazing projects in the past lookbooks! When I saw her designing it on her computer I got instantly inspired to make more log-cabin totes. She always has a signature crafty look in her projects, and you can really see it in this tote with her hand-quilted touch!
Being crazy about quilts, when her favorite block was chosen, Elisa who is also part of the production team began to design right away. By picking some of her favorite boho-styled prints, she created this wall-art with tons of fun twists and turns! Denim is a substrate she loves to quilt with, so it was the perfect match for the chosen prints. She approaches her designs a little bit differently, by choosing which fabrics she wants to highlight first, and then working from there. She searched for some boho-style prints and collections with a rich color palette and ended up with a mixture of Craftbound, Legendary, and Spirited.
Who would have thought Log Cabin quilt blocks can be transformed into boho decor! I’m completely in awe with how this turned out, from the choices of fabrics to the beautiful detail in the free-motion quilting. Can you believe she made this in 2 days? Talk about dedication! Elisa plans on hanging this in the office, so we can all see this beauty every day.
This was a super fun sewing challenge for us at the studio! It was quite nice to venture out to our creative side and make something unique. Although this experience originated from the classic log cabin quilt block, this took my expectations for what you can create with quilt blocks to a much higher level!
I hope these projects excelled your expectations too and that they inspired you to make something out of your comfort zone. As always, I’d love to know what your favorite project was and what you plan on making next in the comments below.
Until next time,