Wednesday, January 4, 2023

A new year, a new project!

 Not my tissue covers....

            Although they are a quick and easy make!

I've long admired the quilts made by Linda at KokaQuilts

Check out the beautiful quilts she makes....

And when I saw her Log Cabin quilt, I knew I had to make one too. 

I've lifted this directly from her website. I know she won't mind!

There's also a sew-along happening on Instagram 

and while I 

considered joining in, I could not justify paying over 

$20 for the pattern that was required to join in... 

I mean, it's a log cabin block for goodness sake!

This became a test block- the yellow fabric is different shades!

Initially, I was hoping to use my scraps but after getting 

frustrated looking for suitably sized fabric, I've now 

resorted to stash. 

In fact I unpicked another block too...

You can tell from this photo (above)the effect I am 

aiming for.

I decided I needed more of a plan after all the random 

piecing and piles of messy fabric...

creating my own cutting plan.

Laying all the prepared pieces on my newly covered 

design board made for an efficient piecing process.

I have my solids sorted but I definitely need to 

supplement them with a purchase of some

blue and greens, and maybe some pretty strong florals!

Oh, I've decided to call it Carisbrook Cabin and hope to 

get photos here....

The Carisbrook Log Cabin Jail built in 1851

when it is finished! 

The jail is probably not as cosy as a cabin, but this is as close as it gets!

There aren't a lot of log cabins in


Happy days,



Gretchen Weaver said...

I like the blocks you've made, you're going to have a very striking quilt! Happy stitching!

LintLady said...

Hi Suz,
I checked the quilt you mentioned. Its with pretty big blocks, i think.
I like them smaler.
Yes, this simple pattern, I wouldn't pay for either.
I think you will make a nice quilt with it, even if you would use only solid colours.
Have fun and a happy new year :o) Doris
PS: the link to Kokaquilts is not working.

FlourishingPalms said...

Those are cute tissue covers, especially with the addition of a little tab. Makes it distinctive! And your log cabins are lovely. Though I'm not a fan of log cabin blocks myself, I'm a pushover for a combo of scraps and solids. Wish I could share some of my solids with you, as I have loads of them now. Since focusing on buying solids about three years ago, my stash of those is more than my stash of prints. Want to mention that your link to Kokaquilts is broken.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Love the colourful blocks.

Susan Smith said...

It's going to look very colourful in a pretty way with that mix of florals. If you look carefully, there are quite a few log cabin type buildings around, especially the old shearer's huts. Look forward to seeing it in such a gorgeous setting. Take care & hugs.

Julie Fukuda said...

Now sleeping under my recent finished log cabin, It isn't as colorful as yours but it was fun and easy to make. Your pre-sewing layout looks just like the way I did it.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Your blocks are looking great! Thanks for the shout-out. I ended up setting my blocks slightly different to the CircusCabin quilt.

Karen S said...

I have also admired Linda's quilt so I can understand you wanting to do one, too.
Love the blocks you have made. Can't wait for the finish.
And a very appropriate name as well.

Suz J said...

A design wall - now that is exciting. Hopefully that means you have a bit more space to stretch out. Love the jail scene - will look perfect as a quilt background.

Suz J said...

A design wall - now that is exciting. Hopefully that means you have a bit more space to stretch out. Love the jail scene - will look perfect as a quilt background.

Florida Farm Girl said...

I've made only one log cabin quilt but it turned out to be one of my favorites. Perhaps this will be one of yours, too. And I'd love to see a colorful quilt alongside that log cabin jail. So neat.

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