Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Log Cabin Blog Hop ~ Featuring Cabin Crossing

 Hello and welcome to my little corner of the Island Batik Ambassador Log Cabin Blog Hop!  I'm so happy you stopped by.  This is the quilt I made, Cabin Crossing.

Disclaimer:  The products used to make this quilt were given to me by Island Batik and industry partners at no cost to me.

 The objective for this hop is to make a Log Cabin quilt in any style and, at least 36" x 36".  My quilt is quite a bit bigger to showcase the fun design you get when you put together the blocks I used.

 My quilt was made with Island Batik's new Bloomers collection.  This collection has beautiful pinks, purples, periwinkle, and white fabrics.  The Bloomers fabric line should be in your local quilt shop soon.  So get out there and snatch some up before it sells out!

I used my Accuquilt Go and my 2" strip cutting die to cut all of the strips for this quilt, so it was quick, easy, and fun to prep.

This is one completed block.  I found this block design in the Electric Quilt library and figured out how to create it using my math skills.  I was so excited when I finished my first block.  Math is not my favorite thing.

I used Schmetz Microtex Sharp Needles and various Aurifil threads to piece the blocks.

 The top went together pretty quickly.  Then I loaded it onto my frame and began the quilting process.  This year one of my goals is to improve my quilting skills.  

I used these three Aurifil threads for the quilting.  The medium pink came from Aurifil's new Sardinia Pink Color Builder collection, and the other two threads were in my existing thread stash.

 It's hard to see, but I did a fun squares pattern in the outer purple border that was a new design for me.  Then I quilted a loopy back and forth circle pattern in the second border.  I did all over swirls with the pink thread over the center of the quilt.

I used a large piece of the Hobbs Heirloom Natural Cotton Batting for this quilt.  It quilted beautifully.

 I'm pretty happy with the results.  You can see the wide variety of prints in the Bloomers collection in this photo.  I used every fabric in the collection for my quilt.

 Pretty folds.

 A little peek at the back of my quilt.  I used a white neutral fabric by Island Batik for the backing.

 I bound the quilt using the same deep purple fabric as the outer border of the quilt.  I love this fabric so very much!

 Cabin Crossing on my front porch.  Trees are beginning to bloom here, but it's still chilly.

 Cabin Crossing in my kitchen with a bouquet of beautiful white flowers.  Bloomers with the Bloomers collection.

A few more pretty folds.

Cabin Crossing

Quilt Stats:
Finished Quilt Size:  58" x 82"
Block Size:  12" x 12"
Fabric:  Bloomers by Island Batik
Batting:  Hobbs Cotton with Scrim
Thread:  Aurifil
Needles:  Schmetz 
Accuquilt Go Die:  2" Strips

I usually cut a charm pack of each fabric and do a giveaway for the Island Batik blog hops, but I used most of the fabric.  I will cut what I can out of what I have left and sent it to a random winner.  Visit the Island Batik blog here:  Log Cabin Blog Hop to see a peek at all the new fabric collections.  Then leave me a comment below stating your favorite new Island Batik fabric collection. (Be sure I have a way to contact you if you are the chosen one)

While you're at the Island Batik blog, be sure to enter the giveaway there for a pack of Jackie Kunkel's new Ancient Etchings fabric.  Good luck!  I'll be drawing a winner for the Bloomers fabric when the blog hop is over.

Please visit my fellow Island Batik Ambassadors during the hop to see more fabulous batik quilting inspiration:

Monday, February 10
Tuesday, February 11
Wednesday, February 12
Thursday, February 13
Monday, February 17
Tuesday, February 18
Wednesday, February 19
Thursday, February 20
Monday, February 24
Tuesday, February 25
Wednesday, February 26
Thursday, February 27
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Jennifer Thomas
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  1. While there are fabrics I like--very much--in each of the collections, I really like each of the fabrics in Ancient Etchings, so that is my favorite of these collections. But once again, Island Batik has rolled out so many great patterns and colors and fabrics I am going to want to have in my stash.

  2. I liked very much your quilt. My favorite Islands Batik collection is Catching dreams. Hugs and Kisses

  3. You know that I love them all....but If I have to pick, I will go with ColorPop. (Kismet and Ancient Etchings are also high on my list.)

  4. Your quilt is really gorgeous! I love the pattern you used. It shows off the fabrics in a beautiful way.
    I love a lot of the fabrics in each collection, but I think my favorite is Kismet. Thank you for the chance.

  5. Beautiful finish. The quilting added the perfect texture for this Log Cabin design.

  6. I love your quilt and would love to make a pineapple quilt someday. My favorite Island Batik collection is Prairie Skies, but it was a tough choice!!

  7. ohhh swoon these fabrics are gorgeous. and you made a fantastic quilt show casing them. i love the motion that comes alive here. thanks for sharing and inspiring. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

  8. So far, from what I have seen Bloomers is my favorite Island Batik collection! BEAUTIFUL fabric AND quilt!!

  9. I love blues so my choice would be the Forget Me Not collection, plus Prairie Skies. Looks like together it would be a nice full range of blues with a little yellow for accent. Thanks for sharing your beautiful quilt - love the traditional pineapple layout you did.

  10. Color Pop...pure saturated colors...joy!

  11. You really showed out! That quilt is gorgeous!

  12. Bloomers is my favorite bundle. Thanks for the chance to win.

  13. They are all lovely but I think Colorpop is my favourite

  14. Love your quilt - just my colors!!! Jackie's line of batiks is my fav! Looking forward to seeing it in person! mumbird3atgmaildotcom

  15. Love your quilt, Jennifer! I fell in love with both Forget me Not and Kismet but it's hard to choose from so many scrumptious fabric collections!

  16. Your quilt turned out beautifully. I like Prairie Skies the best...I love blue! Thanks for sharing.

  17. Mesa Verde is my favorite of the new Island Batik collections.

  18. Love Bloomers pinks and purples are beautiful so is you quilt. I have that 2 inch strip die I’m going to have use it

  19. Beautiful! I love the secondary pattern and love your quilting! Great job!

  20. All are fun colors..But I will po ick color pop. ....great eye candy and love the quilt... happyness04431@yahoo.com

  21. Bloomers and Kismet are beautiful. Nice Blog Hop--Thanks!

  22. Gorgeous quilt! My favorite line is Ancient Etchings.

  23. Bloomers is actually my favorite of the new collections. I love pink and purple!

  24. Those pinks and purples have me loving the Bloomers collection! Those colors just sing happiness to me! Love your quilt and the happiness it will bring for years to come!
    duchick at gmail dot com

  25. I adore your quilt, the pattern and the fabrics. Bloomers is definitely may favorite line - the pinks, the whites, the purples....so pretty. thanks for sharing your work of art and for the giveaway.

  26. I love all of them but maybe Forget Me Not a little bit more. Your work is beautiful.

  27. I think Color Pop is my favorite right now but I pretty much like all batiks. Love your log cabin version.

  28. I love Sunset Blooms. Thank you for the opportunity to win. I love your quilt.

  29. Your quilt is beautiful! I do like Bloomers, but I also like Catching Dreams and Prairie Skies. I am sure I will like them all by the end of the hop!!

  30. I love all of them.
    A little bit kismet.
    Thank you very much.

  31. So pretty! You had a great design for these fabrics.

  32. I really like Color Pop but now after seeing your quilt I like Bloomers as well. They are all so pretty it is hard to decide

  33. It is hard to choose a favorite, but if I have to it would be Color Pop. Thanks!

  34. Your quilt is gorgeous! Love all the quilting detail. My favorite at first glance is Faded Blue Jeans. But usually as I see everyone's projects, they all become my favorite.

  35. They are all so pretty, but I do love the fabric you worked with. And love the design you used.
    Nancy A: SewingGranda@gmail.com

  36. I love Prairie Skies! Your quilt is gorgeous!

  37. My favorite from Island Batik is Colorpop, as I love bright colors. But I also love your quilt with the beautiful pinks.

  38. Cabin Crossing is beautiful!!! Love your color placement and your quilting enhances the beauty of the quilt!! I think Prairie Skies is my favorite collection...I love teals and making quilts for QoV.

  39. Love your quilt. You really showcased the fabrics perfectly and your quilting is so fun. Your fabrics are certainly my second favorite after Color Pop.

  40. How gorgeous this is!
    I love purple and pink
    so this Bloomers collection
    is my fave.
    Carla from Utah

  41. This is absolutely stunning, Jennifer! And such a lovely way to showcase these bright and happy fabrics!

  42. Beautiful quilt. Hard to pick a favorite but I do like Jewel Box.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  43. Too hard to pick a favorite. I love all of their batiks for sure. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

  44. Classic block, beautiful quilt! I'm working on my quilting too. Yours looks wonderful with this quilt.

  45. This pineapple quilt is a knockout! Congratulations!