The challenge this month was two fold: use the Kismet collection and create a log cabin style quilt. The Kismet collection is a fun bright bold collection. I designed a quilt to really celebrate the bright bold fun colors in the collection.
This is such a fun and bright quilt to make. I love the intense colors in the Kismet line from Island Batik.
I started by choosing my fabrics. I used most of the fabrics!
If you zoom in, you can see the # and names if you want to recreate this yummy color grouping. I used EQ8 to plan my piecing for this off center log cabin.
Electric Quilt has Island Batik fabrics in the fabric libraries. How cool is that? I used a lot of 2 1/2" strips, so the Accuquilt Go cutter made fast work of that.
Once I cut the fabrics, I chose my Aurifil threads.
Once I cut the fabrics, I pieced easily on my Juki straight stitch machine.
These needles are awesome.
Chain piecing makes it pretty quick to piece.
Piecing went really fast! I started planning my quilting. I LOVE the quilting part almost as much as the piecing.
I plan my quilting using Pro Stitcher Designer. I can put a picture of the quilt into the software and draw and design my quilting right on the quilt.
A bit of Stitching in the Ditch, and let the real quilting happen! I use Hobbs heirloom batting almost all the time and this was no different. I think it is the perfect batting.
Love the background fabric!
This was such a fun quilt to piece. It feels like a bit of summer beach time.....maybe this will have to live on my front porch in the summer. This finished at 56" by 56".
I am not sure where I like the quilt best: Out in the grass ready for a picnic
On the front porch:
Or inside the living room on my favorite chair:
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Mania Hatziioannidi ~ Mania for Quilts
Carla Henton ~ Create in the Sticks
Connie Kauffman ~ Kauffman Designs
Emily Leachman ~ The Darling Dogwood
Denise Looney ~ For the Love of Geese
Leah Malasky ~ Quilted Delights
Sally Manke ~ Sally Manke
Maryellen McAuliffe ~ Mary Mack's Blog
Carol Moellers ~ Carol Moellers Designs
Gail Renna ~ Quilt Haven Threads
Sharon Riley ~ Sew Riley Designs
Michelle Roberts ~ Creative Blonde
Gail Sheppard ~ Quilting Gail
Jennifer Strauser ~ Dizzy Quilter
Jennifer Thomas ~ Curlicue Creations
Alison Vermilya ~ Little Bunny Quilts
Sandra Walker ~ mmm! quilts
Suzy Webster ~ Adventerous Applique and Quilting
Janet Yamamoto ~ Whispers of Yore