Island Batik Ambassador Log Cabin Blog hop!
Welcome to my day to show you Primo, by Ebony Love, of Lovebug Studios.
Disclosure: As an Island Batik Ambassador, we are provided with the fabrics, Hobb's Heirloom cotton batting, Schmetz Microtex needles, Accuquilt GO! Die cutting system, and Aurifil thread used in this project.
Primo has a lovely selection of designs and colors. It features shades of berry, teal, navy and purple, with touches of gold, coral and pink. The designs are more geometric, with swirls, circles, stripes and triangles, along with bricks.
I contemplated the design I would use for weeks before cutting the fabric. I did decide to go with my favorite book author and designer, Eleanor Burns from Quilt in a Day. I looked at a few variations, but figured this Primo collection should be a basic version. It didn't "speak" to me to have stars or something else added. I wanted the fabric to do the talking.
I also considered using Sprinkles for part of the background, but didn't end up using it. Primo wanted to be front and center! The Star. The Top Banana, or Prime. Primo. I used almost all the fabrics in the collection, with the exception of one gold and one of the berry colors, because I wanted the center block to stand out.
So I sorted the 1/2 yard pieces, with the additions of the 2 yard cream brick, and navy stripe, into light, medium and darker shades. I saved the navy stripe for the border and binding, so it's not actually in the top. I wanted to go big.
So, I cut a variety of 2 1/2" strips from the fabrics using the Accuquilt GO! die we received as Ambassadors, and sub cut into the sizes needed for the blocks, following the Scrappy version. I actually pieced 30, for the queen size in the book, but opted to only use 25 in this. It's a queen size measuring about 88" square. I'll probably make place mats with the other blocks, after adding a little more fabric on each side.
Here are some progress photos.
Some of the pieces cut for the first few rounds.
A pile of partly assembled blocks. You can see the lights and mediums starting to form the 2 sides of the cabin, around the "berry" swirl center. History on this classic block says the center is the heart of the home, and the logs represent the bright days and darker nights of life. Good times and bad. I opted to use the basic Fields and Furrows layout, with the scrappy look of using about 18 different fabrics. It worked best with the blocks, and I think it's effective to showcase the fabrics and colors.
Once I had the top finished, I loaded it on Vanna, my Handi-quilter Amara long arm. I used a grey swirl wide backing fabric I have, and Hobb's Heirloom Cotton batting with scrim, in a queen size. I'm happy that their batting runs a little wider than the package says, because this quilt is big! I did load it more to the right side, since I still need to access the bobbin case, and not having fabric to fight while cleaning the lint and replacing bobbins is a good thing.
I programmed the Prostitcher with a Handi-Quilter design called Clam with Swirls. I had watched a video on how to make the clam alternate, so the shell of one meets the center top of the next level. I wanted something with swirls, because of the swirls in the fabric. This design gave a great texture, and wasn't too much to overpower the Log Cabin design and the fabrics. I quilted it with Aurifil 40-2, 1246 Dark Grey made for Long Arms. It's 3 ply, and super for the speed and number of stitches, and was a great color to blend into the whole top. You can see it, but it's not starring. I'm so happy I've figured out more about this machine, there were no thread breaks! I used 7 bobbins 2600 Dove for the bobbins, since it matched the backing.
Since it was pouring rain when I needed to get photos, I put it on my guest bed. I like how the teal paint pulled out the aqua and teal fabric pieces.
You can see a little of the quilting texture here.
The stripe on the binding is fun! You can see a little more of the 40-3 thread in the quilting here, too.
Since it was really rainy, I only got a few quick photos on the clothesline in my yard. I was hoping to find some great scenic locations, but the weather Tuesday had other plans. (Yes, yesterday, because I'm still working on things and cleaning up the house, so I can move up, and the contractor had a few days of work to finish, but it's coming along. Slow progress, but still, progress.) And getting it completely done for an actual finish for the blog hop was accomplished. The quilt is now in the wash, because the yard was muddy.
Anyway, I hope you look for Primo in your favorite LQS, or ask them to carry it. Since this is all made with 2 1/2" strips, it's a perfect beginner quilt (which was actually my first quilt, back in 1990, when I first took a Quilt in a Day class.)
So, since you've read this far, I'll be giving away some scraps from this collection. I have a 1/2 yard piece of one of the golds, and smaller pieces of some of the others. Just comment that you follow my blog via email or Bloglovin, and if you've ever made a Log Cabin quilt. I'll ship free to US and Canada, but ask that international batik lovers only comment if they're willing to cover the additional difference in shipping. Your Flat Rate envelope will be worth it! Give-Away closes March 8th, 2020. I'll pick a winner from the comments.
Please also visit the other features this week. And enter the Island Batik give away, below at the Rafflecopter link.
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Love your Primo log cabin! This was a fun line to work with for sure :)
Lovely quilt, well done! A collection named Spring Sky would be fun ;)
I have never made a log cabin quilt YET. I follow you in my Blogger Reading List. I just love this quilt layout and colors.
I follow your blog with Bloglovin' - and I love the quilt and the PRIMO fabric used to make it.
I have not made a log cabin quilt but your quilt came out beautiful!
I am loving this log cabin hop. I have made one traditional log cabin quilt and look forward to making a few more! Love your quilt!
Super cheerful log cabin. Beautiful fabrics. Total #CreativeGoodness
wow your quilt is lovely. i love how the fabrics pop. i follow your blog. no i have never made a log cabin quilt. i need to rectify this now. ( smiles/thoughts floating around head ) thank you for sharing and inspiring. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net
I love your quilt! It's so pretty on your bed.
I enjoy following your blog by email. Several years ago I made a log cabin quilt and would like to make another.
I haven't made a log cabin quilt yet. I follow you via email.
Following via email! Your quilt came out just beautiful! Sometimes I need to make something fast and satisfying, too. Have a fabulous day.
I follow by e mail. Yes, I've made log cabins. My favorite block.
love yours, thanks for the giveaway.
Following on bloglovin'. Never made a log cabin.
going to my us a log cabin soon
I am following you on BLoglovin.
I have made a Courthouse steps quilt, which is a variation on log cabin. I've also made a log cabin block pot holder.
I'm following you via e-mail. I have not yet made a Log Cabin quilt but plan to--have seen some very interesting ones in this Hop!
Love your log cabin quilt! Those fabrics just pop! I follow you by email. Thanks for the great giveaway! I saving scraps and bits of Batiks for a scrappy curved log cabin.
Your quilt is beautiful. I've not made a log cabin one, yet. I follow your blog with emails. Enjoy your day! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom 🌞🌷
Wow ME, this is just lovely from the fabrics to the Eleanor Burns pattern to the quilting. It's a winner. Love the stripes in the binding...great final design element!
Gorgeous quilt!! Love the colors and patterns on these fabrics!! Log Cabin is one of my favorite blocks and I have used it to make a few quilts!!
I have made one log cabin and two pineapple quilts. You really have to be careful to keep them square!
Your quilt is a beauty on your guest bed! It does coordinate so well with your wall color! I follow your blog via Bloglovin' and I have made 2 quarter-log cabin projects and love them both! There are more to be made in my future, for sure!
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You have a beautiful quilt. I love the colours. Thanks for sharing with us all
I have made 3 log cabin quilts and I am a new follower
I follow you by email. My first quilt was a log cabin, a favorite pattern of mine. -- soparkaveataoldotcom
I follow via email. I love the colors in this collection and your quilting design. I have made 2 log cabin quilts, but i gave both of them away, so now I need to make one for myself.
Wonderful quilt. Love how you used the fabrics. I follow on Bloglovin
Lovely log cabin quilt I have only made a few blocks never a whole quilt in log cabin blocks
My first quilt was also Eleanor Burns Quilt in a Day!
Yess and this was the quilt I bought Eleanor Burns Log Cabin book.And I have loved it sence. ...very very nice tyty for sharing. ..email@example.com
I have done a log cabin. Will follow you on Bloglovin. Beautiful quilt you did!!!!
I made my brother a log cabin quilt. I cut out another one at the same time, but haven't finished it. I follow you on Bloglovin.
My dear Mother in Law was a true scrap quilter using bits of fabric from dressmakers. Her log cabin quilts were plentiful and beautiful and I have loved them for over 55 years. I am having fun working with 4-H kids and my grands with the log cabin block as it can be so creative and so forgiving with all the wonky blocks these days. What's not to love with your lovely quilt and equally lovely fabric. Thank you for sharing your scraps. gdavidhoffmanatyahoodotcom
A lovely log cabin Quilt!
I'd like something in blues and whites named Winter Wind.
I love your log cabin - I don’t think it needed another thing. I have made at least one log cabin and the block a few times in samplers. I follow on bloglovin.
i love the colors in this collection and your quilt is gorgeous.
Very pretty! Nice finish.
Such a classic and lovely design. The quilting is wonderful!
Beautiful log cabin quilt! I follow you via email.
Love this classic log cabin! The colors are amazing and I really like that quilting motif.
I have made several log cabin quilts, I like how fast they go together.
I follow you on blogger
Wonderful quilt Mary! You’ve made the batiks and colours just sing!
I love your quilt! The colors just dance! Thanks for this delightful eye candy, and for sharing your scraps. I made a log cabin quilt a long time ago, out of civil war-type fabric. I've since come to love batiks, so this blog hop has been very inspiring. Thanks again! I follow you via email.
Very nice. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.
I just found your blog and look forward to seeing all your quilts. I have made a few log cabins including a foundation pieced one.
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