Monday, February 26, 2024

Wonky Love and Peace Log Cabin - Island Batik Challenge

 This month's challenge for the Island Batik Ambassadors is make a Log Cabin quilt with a brand new fabric collection. I received the awesome black and white word play Zen Funk collection designed by Kathy Engle for Jackie Kunkel of Canton Village Quilt Works.

I do love a great black and white collection and fabric with words is a special joy of mine! I also really like Log Cabins and have made several wonky little Log Cabins and also have a couple in my antique quilt collection. I decided to work with this one. But I chose to focus on the center.

Antique Log Cabin c. 1880s, Starley Antique Quilt Collection

Add the Zen Funk Collection and wonky piecing and voila!!! I think I captured the look of the original and yet made it funky and FUN!

Wonky Love and Peace Log Cabin 
47" x 47"
February 2024
Sandra Starley
A modern original adaptation of a traditional pattern

I really had fun working with slightly wonky and freewheeling piecing. In fact, I had sew much fun that I got my top done and decided I wanted to make even more blocks. I'll be making it bigger - 6 x 6 instead of 4 x 4. I will be using my beloved Hobbs batting and Aurifil thread and Schmetz needles to quilt it. 

Here's what I used to create my wall quilt.

Assorted other Island Batik fabrics for centers
Batting: Hobbs Tuscany Wool and 
Piecing Thread: Aurifil #50 weight

Strip piecing for efficiency

Love and Peace

Pressing along with my Oliso Smart Iron!

Visit Island Batik's Blog this week  for links to all the stops on the BLOG HOP and for weekly GIVEAWAYS  and to see all the beautiful Log Cabins that have been created this month.

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