Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Navy and Gray Log Cabin Quilt

So, I had about two months to make this quilt.  My husband's brother Mat got married last week out in Washington D.C., and I of course, had to make him a quilt.  I have been dying to make a quilt like the one at Hyacinth Quilt Designs.  Go look at her Modern Courthouse Steps and tell me you don't want to make one too!

I am in love with Navy right now, I am adding it to all of my quilts lately.  It's a manly color right?  I knew I couldn't go wrong with it.  It started out small.  I wanted to add a pop of color, so I chose lime green.  I dug out all of the navy and gray from my stash and cut 2-1/4" strips from the fabrics.

I added a few rows a day.
 I got to where I liked the size and decided to add a border.

I added another skinny 1/2" lime green border all of the way around and then swapped the border colors to be opposite.  My husband suggested it saying it gave the "pyramids" a base.  Good choice!
I used up my leftover navy strips and made them into the binding.
I had a lot of fun quilting this quilt too!

Mat and Amber loved their quilt, it was so fun to make, and I finished the binding on the airplane, I was so glad to have it done in time!


ruthsplace said...

It's turned out wonderfully. Love the colours and the quilting.

Brigitte said...

A wonderful quilt!

CathyK said...

That is one fantastic quilt!!! Wow!!!

AnnMarie said...

Great quilt ~~ especially for a wedding gift.

Terri said...

This is full of awesome, Heather! I like your version more.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

What a beautiful quilt! Looks amazing!

MysteryKnitter said...

What a beautiful quilt! You sure can make an awesome wedding present.