The moment I saw this fabric, I was in love!
Then, as I was casually flicking through my favourite quilt books, I spied an antique log cabin quilt, done in reds, creams and blues, in Linda Seward’s Country Quilts.
This was It!
This is what this fabric was destined to become!
So after a little play on EQ5 deciding on sizing, I gathered up my roses and her companions ready to start……but before beginning, they told me they needed some more friends, so we dutifully scouted some out…
and after some cutting of strips (I luuuurve my Binding Cutter Ruler. Ask at your favourite quilt shop for code VR24250 if you’d like one too – supplier is Victorian Textiles. Makes cutting 2 1/2″ strips such a breeze!!), and cutting of squares from the roses, a little machine stitching ensued and before long….
Hamptons Cabin was born!
I’m so pleased with how this has turned out – even better than in my mind’s eye. Don’t you just love it when that happens?!
I just need to decide how to quilt it – I’m inclined to hand quilt it in perle, stitching lines down each log and quilting “logs” in the centre squares, which should(!) be quick, or I could send it out for an all over machine job…….still contemplating! What do you think?
If you’d like to make your own version of Hamptons Cabin, I’ve made a tutorial which you can find here.