Pattern Testing the Log Cabin Toss Quilt

Why would a quilt designer like myself pattern-test another’s designer’s quilt? Because it’s FUN!

AND I’m also firm believer in artists and designers supporting each other. 🙂

Jemima Flendt of Tied with a Ribbon is one of my all-time favorite Australian quilt designers. I love her fresh, modern take on traditional – and sometimes non-traditional – quilt patterns. So when she sent out a call for testers for her Log Cabin Toss Quilt, I was immediately on board.

The pattern comes in 3 sizes: Baby, Lap, and Queen; and is a perfect way to feature a focus fabric and supporting prints – or to go completely scrappy.

I chose to make the scrappy version in the Lap size.

Here are the fabrics I started with:

I had pieces of varying sizes of an assortment of Tula Pink fabrics; as I worked on the blocks, I was able to use up lots more of my Tula Pink scraps – anything that was at least 2 1/2″ wide.

I chose to fussy-cut the large square for each block and showcase unicorns, cats, moths/butterflies, and teacups.

I had a lot of fun!

Due to the size of the quilt (and the limited time I had available), I enlisted the help of my friend and colleague Terri Watson of Threadtales Quiltworks for the machine quilting.

I’m delighted with the way it turned out!

I finished it off with a striped binding (also fabric by Tula Pink).

And here is my husband John holding up my finished quilt:

If you’re on Instagram, be sure to check out #logcabintossquilt for eyecandy and inspiration.

And don’t hesitate to pick up a copy of the pattern for yourself!

Note to my USA friends: the price is listed in Australian dollars – the cost will be less in US dollars.

Beth Ann

When health challenges made hand-sewing (and hand appliqué and hand-quilting) no longer physically viable for her, Beth Ann’s first instinct was dismay and discouragement. But Grandma Baldwin gave her a loving (but stern!) “No pity parties – just figure out a different way.” So Beth Ann turned to her trusty sewing machine and began devising ways to achieve the fine quality appliqué look she craved faster and easier than she ever thought possible. And a career was born! Now Beth Ann enjoys sharing her accessible “invisible” machine appliqué and creative machine quilting techniques with other quilters and fiber artists around the world.

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