Log Cabin Fever – Contemporary Quilts
Traditional Log Cabin quilt blocks can easily be made modern with the help of our guest Natalia Bonner in the Sewing With Nancy series titled, Cabin Fever Quilts. Just as architecture has changed from the original log cabin homes to our modern 21st century homes, quilting has made the same transition.
Natalia’s spin on the Log Cabin block is to use dramatic colors and sleek lines. The first quilt in Cabin Fever Quilts, Part One is the Downtown Cabins Quilt, a great quilt for a beginner. Start with your favorite colors, cut strips, and begin sewing. Using large pieces makes the quilt easy to assemble.
Learn how to cut fabric pieces for a block, then assemble. Here’s an alternate colorway option:
Remember the last time you had your eyes dilated for an eye exam? The pupils of your eyes went from small to large in seconds. That experience caused Natalia to create 12″ blocks with three strip sizes, gradating from small to large. This may look tricky to stitch, yet it’s a great pattern for even a beginning quilt maker. In Cabin Fever Quilts, Part One Natalia explains the concept and process of changing log sizes which creates the gradation in the quilt design.
Pull out your favorite scraps or use an interesting fat quarter bundle to make this fabulous quilt. Fabric choice is key; be sure there is a lot of contrast between the dark and light fabrics to really make this pattern pop!
These elongated, framed rectangles look like a stretched Log Cabin quilt block, but they’re really made from two identical 12″-square blocks. The two-color palette really emphasizes the graphic nature of the blocks, but you could easily introduce a wider strip of color for even greater quilt drama. Watch Cabin Fever Quilts, Part One to see the easy block breakdown.
Watch Cabin Fever Quilts (Part One and Part Two) on Sewing With Nancy online. Then, check out the book, Cabin Fever Quilts—20 Modern Log Cabin Quilts by Natalia Bonner and Kathleen Whiting. Natalia and Kathleen have included twenty modern Log Cabin quilt designs along with bonus instructions for coordinating pillows.
The randomly selected winner of the Farmhouse FloralFat Quarter Bundle AND the Spinning 4-Patch, Nested 9-Patch, and Shiplap Ahoy quilt patterns from Nancy Zieman Productions, LLC, is Tammie Kielpinski.
Her comment is: The ‘Shiplap Ahoy’ quilt caught my eye. I love how the 3-dimensional helps the fabric stand out. This would be great for me to make as my first ‘Nancy Zieman’ quilt.
Join the Quilt Expo 2019 Log Cabin Quilt Challenge! Learn more at wiquiltexpo.com/quiltcontest.
Reminder to Enter the NZP Fall Table Runner Sewing Challenge today!
- Sew a table runner to showcase your sewing and quilting talents. Table runner entries may be any color palette, feature any sewing, quilting or machine embroidery techniques, and must be a size that fits on a kitchen or dining room table—use your imagination!
- Enter one table runner that has been sewn within the last year and has not been entered into a previous Nancy Zieman Productions Table Runner Sewing Challenge. Enter by emailing your table runner photo to [email protected] by October 2, 2018.
- Visit the official NZP Fall Table Runner Sewing Challenge Posting for details and to share your comment for a chance to win a Table-Runner Roundup Book from Martingale!
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