Log Cabin Quilt Inspiration

Since we bought our house, my mom has dropped off all her sewing materials in books here in an effort to clean our her own house. This is fine, but kind of funny because she brings stuff almost every time she comes over now.

She dropped off this Quilt in a Day book, and I pretty much ignored it… it looks so 80s!!!

How could I resist all the fun they must be having???

But the concept is actually amazing, because you really can make this quilt in a day. And now I’m dreaming of making a log cabin quilt….

While the book has some pretty off-trend fabric choices ( it was published in 1986), I love some of these modern log cabin quilt blocks using bright colors, pastels, or even solids…. really so many ways to be creative within a traditional pattern.

SometimeCrafter.com posted this photo from the Country Living book “Making and Displaying Quilts.” I might have to buy it! and I love love love the concept of only 3 colors – perfectly simplistic.

I love them even more when I think of just buying a Moda Jelly Roll and not cutting any strips! Seriously, must be the easiest ever.

Trying to decide what I want to make for my king-sized bed quilt. Maybe Log Cabin? As much as I love it, I probably won’t make the big quilt out of it – but you’ll definitely see a throw size by the end of the year!!


1 Comment

  1. August 21, 2015 / 10:03 am

    Haha love those 80s pics!! Now I want to make a log cabin in solids though!!