Lazy Log Cabin

Project Description

What are you most proud of? This is a big quilt, my first attempt at a large quilt - and it was done on a regular sewing machine. The techniques Wendy taught in the walking foot section of her Free Motion & More course were very, very helpful to me. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Cut carefully, use a small stitch piecing your blocks, and trim well to size before setting up your rows.

What you will need

  • Various artisan quilt fabrics from Sew Sisters
  • I was looking more for a particular colour palette than for specific design elements within the fabric. This quilt is for my daughter
  • and she loves the family of blues
  • and wanted a quilt to reflect various shades of blue. To give the quilt a bit of a modern edge
  • I straight line quilted it in 5/8" increments
  • and was pleasantly surprised at how it made the blocks come to life. I used invisible thread on the front
  • and Aurafil White on the back. To honour quilting traditions
  • there is a humility block in this quilt!

Q&A with Andrea Kelter

Wendy Butler Berns asked:
What a wonderful piece you have created... I love the use of lots of fabrics and your value placement is wonderful... congrats!
Andrea Kelter answered:
Thank you so much for your kind comments...they are greatly appreciated.
shortyjude asked:
Love it! The colors are so peaceful and I do get the "beachy" feel. Great job!
Andrea Kelter answered:
Thank you so much...
janstock99 asked:
Love that beach photo...a very restful quilt...you can be very proud and I'm sure your daughter loves it ( if she doesn't , you can ship it to me...heehee).
Andrea Kelter answered:
Thanks for your nice comment - Alex does love her new quilt....it is now at home on her bed! We had a blast on the beach that day - the wind was blowing hard, and the quilt was trying its best to be a kite!
eepsers asked:
Colors, pattern, and quilting all right on! Gorgeous!
Andrea Kelter answered:
Thanks - it is my personal favorite!
eepsers asked:
Did you find WBB's class covered different things than the Creative Quilting with Your Walking Foot? I have been trying to decide whether to take this class. After you take a lot of courses, it's hard to know whether they overlap too much with what you already took, although I ALWAYS learn something!
Andrea Kelter answered:
I loved Wendy's class - and while there probably is a bit of overlap with some other courses, I find Wendy's approach quite different than many of the other instructors - and I learned a lot and found it triggered a lot of new thinking for me. It is a very different course than Creative Quilting with your Walking Foot (I am in that class as well) - the two course cover very different topics.