03 November, 2015

Orange Log Cabin Variations For My Son


A certain 3 year old boy is very, very excited for this quilt. I finished the top last week and his impatience for a finished quilt may not outlast my desire to wait for a certain fabric to be released in a few weeks, a fabric I want for the back of this. (Hoping for the large scale print from Carkai.)

His impatience for the quilt is only slightly above his impatience for enough snow to go sledding. If he can't ride his bike then that is an acceptable alternative. With the first snow only arriving yesterday and days staying below freezing it is an odd limbo that is tantamount to torture. But he has both the quilt and the snow to look forward to, right?


If you want to be a really good blogger, I recommend never making quilts with orange or red in them. So damn hard to photograph! Well, at least with my skills it is. But his favourite colour is orange and so orange the quilt must be. This is was the best I can do with the shot. Oy.

My plan for quilting is either an organic grid or something all over. It's a busy quilt top, so the quilting provides texture more than anything. Just need to get that fabric and wash my floors.

11 comments:

Nicole said...

Orange is for nerds! Love this top.

I'm making my first log cabin quilt right now and I can't wait to make more. I want to try the quarter cabin blocks next I think.

Julierose said...

Oh my grandson's favorite color is orang, too. He is 16 and i am making a spiderweb quilt for his going away to college in 1 1/2 yrs. i love how your log cabin quilt came out so lovely--I can see why he is excited...hugs, Julierose

Jak and Will by Stephanie said...

I think it turned out great! And the pictured look good too.

Melody A. said...

WHAT A GREAT MOM to make a particular colored quilt for a little person!! and it obviously made someone very very happy! What more can anyone ask for? Love the quilt!

talltalesfromchiconia said...

I think your photography is great. Inspired to hang that gorgeous piece of orangeness from what looks like a persimmon tree. It looks like Christmas came early!

Holly Gangelhoff said...

You did a beautiful job with your photography--really a great picture.

Charlotta said...

It's a gorgeous quilt. I think my favorite quilt is a monochromatic orange quilt, all 4 inch squares, fairly scrappy, that I hand quilted using perle cotton. And how wonderful that your three year old son is so excited for his quilt, you couldn't ask for anything more! He'll surely grow up to appreciate quilts his entire life!

house on hill road said...

this quilt is so cheerful and happy! your son is a lucky guy.

Jessica said...

Ha it's like dejavu, my 3 yo has requested an orange and green quilt! Bc one favorite color isn't enough :), I might be able to get to it next yr, a newborn does not allow much crafting time. And totally waiting on Carakai for some orange. Come across any great green prints?

sewkatiedid said...

I love the colors! I separate out my Fiesta colors for seasons and this is my summer color way;)

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I hope your son loves this quilt cause it looks so beautiful. You made cool blocks that look easy but all together are looking cool.