rainbow log cabin quilt

I look at a *lot* of quilting blogs, looking for color and pattern inspiration.

I fell in love with this quilt, so pulled out my fabric strips and set to work making something like it.


I had to say, “Hmm, I don’t have enough orange. Or enough yellow.” One thing about quilting, is you never have enough fabric. There’s always a shade or pattern missing from your stash. Or is that just me? So I broke the “use only what you have” rule, and bought a little orange. And a little yellow.


I love those tree trunks holding up the porch roof. Imperfect, following the “use what you have” rule.



Close up, the eye loses the rainbow pattern. The log cabins seem a colorful jumble, without intent.

Step back, and the pattern pops into place.






Are you a quilter? I was just reading this article about how quilting is good for your health. I’m sure you will nod along and say, “Yes, that’s true,” as you read it.




When I got to the end of sewing this one, I thought, “Whew, it will be a looooong time before I sew another log cabin quilt.”

It was that much work.

But I’m ready to tackle another one already, because there are so many possibilities.

The reverse side is plain gray, with a stripe of patchwork brightness.


You can see the hand-stitches that complete the quilting.





The finished dimensions are 61″x61″, but it will probably shrink down to 59″ after it’s been washed a couple times and fluffed in the drier.

This quilt is a good size for a twin bed, or an extra-large lap blanket.

So pretty. Looking at it makes me happy.



I have listed this quiltin my etsy shop. I hope it makes you happy, too. 🙂

3 thoughts on “rainbow log cabin quilt

  1. This quilt is so pretty! I love it! And all quilted by hand too. Some lucky person is going to get an heirloom!
    I find I’m also always low on yellow. I have lots of orange though because of Halloween!

  2. Making a Halloween quilt is next on my to-do list. I have to buy fabric, though, so I’m going to keep making scrap quilts while I amass the right collection of orange/black/gray. There’s a line out called “Silly Squirrel” right now that I’d like to buy…it is just right for an autumn quilt. And of course Tilda has an autumn line debuting in September. So much sewing to be done!

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