Monday, September 22, 2008

baby log cabin quilt


I'm not normally one to hang quilts on the wall, but after finishing this baby log cabin quilt a few weeks ago, I discovered that it fit perfectly in my daughter's room. I couldn't resist.

My husband hung up the pottery barn inspired shelf that I made years ago beneath it, which is a lovely place to have Milly and Melvin sit. (Thankfully, I finally got those two clothed!)

here's a close up of one of the quilt blocks....
(the white on white polka dot came from the very generous Marcia...I love that fabric.)

the backing/binding...

and all together it creates a cozy little reading nook for my daughter. After nearly a year in this house, I am finally decorating. Ya-hoo!

There is a tutorial here for the log cabin blocks.

Check out the beautiful one that Jane made using the same pattern.

65 comments:

bear said...

I wanted to leave you a note to say I love your blog. Your quilts are so nice. Thank you for sharing.

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

Wow, I love it. Personally I love quilts hanging on the wall.
Teresa

Alissa said...

Oh it is so beautiful and it looks perfect there! Wonderful.

Diana said...

Hi, I'm new to your blog...just wanted to say hello and tell you what a beautiful quilt this is. So pretty and girly. Adorable!

Mama- Lucie said...

I love your blog and get so many ideas and so much energy from it!I am a Canadian living in Finland since 1974. I have two wonderful daughters and two beautiful little grand-daughters that about the same age as your little one. Thank you for a great blog!!!!

Lucie

nettie said...

i love it! so cute, I need to make a quilt like this.

Tine said...

The quilt looks perfect hanging on the wall! What a nice little corner for your daugther to enjoy her books. The quilt you linked to is beautiful!

Happy Together said...

Hi :) i just found your blog through pink chalk studio and I must say I am in awe of all that you make! You are a very talented woman and so amazing that you can do all of this plus take care of your family.

Cindra said...

Absolutely perfect! And doesn't she love it? That quilt can grow with her. My granddaughters who are in their teens would love that quilt!

Jane said...

This quilt is perfect in your daughter's room! You are sweet to link to my quilt . . . I just finished quilting a smaller version with the leftover squares and now I'm off to baste this one!
Thanks again SO MUCH for your wonderful tutorials!
~jane

Sunny said...

It looks wonderful hung up. Just perfect. I absolutely love hanging quilts. I believe it is simply the best decor. Your quilts are always beautiful.

Jackie said...

Fantastic reading nook! How cute she looks reading away under your beautiful quilt!

Thimbleanna said...

What a fabulous reading nook! LOVE, love the colors!!!

Roxanne said...

It looks perfect! And what a little cutie!!

nicolette said...

A little cutie in a very cute reading nook. The quilt is fabulous!!

lera said...

That is one lucky girl!!

She is absolutely adorable sitting there reading her book!

alice said...

Gorgeous quilt! I love the colors.

MichelleB said...

What an adorable little nook you've made for your adorable little daughter.

Erin K said...

Oh it's so beautiful! :)

Rosa said...

That is so charming! I love how feminine and lovely it looks with the shelf and the toys. Even if she didn't use it as an infant, this quilt makes for a fabulous momento.

Linda said...

I love, love, love, love, love that quilt! It looks great in her room! Did I mention that I love that quilt?

Cami said...

This turned out adorable! I love log cabin blocks and these colors are fantastic with this pattern.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Now that is so darn cute! The shelf is lovely too. Good for you.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a gorgeous quilt! It creates a lovely reading corner in your daughters room.

Mama Urchin said...

I just love pink and green.

MelissaS said...

Love the quilt! I have a Amy Butler and Gin Blossoms Log Cabin in my future as a reward for getting some UFOs done. I can't wait!

Anina said...

Oooooh! I love it! Of course I do: it's pink and green.

Quilt Nut said...

fabulous. simply fabulous!

ginger said...

That is really lovely, and the shelf is a very nice touch!

Clair said...

Nice decorating...I need you to come over and give me some ideas to help me get settled in.

Liz said...

Super cute. Both of my children have quilts on the wall in their rooms.

Jessica said...

I love this quilt! If it disappears, you know where it went!

Vicki W said...

It's adorable and perfect hanging in the reading corner!

Simply This and That said...

love this quilt. It's adorable. with the shelf and everything, it's perfect. ooxx`jodi

Yaya and Papa said...

What a cute log cabin quilt-like the way it is scrappy yet with all the same fabrics throughout the quilt!!

Jen said...

That's beautiful! I always love seeing your quilts. How did you hang it?

amandajean said...

jen,

I just used pins from my pin cushion and pushed them into the wall. I think I used about 6 of them along the top.

aj

Sarah said...

So pretty! I think it looks wonderful on the wall.

Marcia said...

What a cozy fee that room has to it now. Your daughter will love that for many years now. Soooo cute!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Super cute - as usual! Glad you are feathering your nest :)

Heidi said...

Log Cabins are my favorite and this one is so darling!

Barb said...

Just beautiful. I've always thought of log cabins and kind of "ho-hum" ~ now I just may have to make one myself!

elizabeth said...

adorable! I love pink and green together. It's the best little girl colour combo.
Wonderful work as always!

Victoria said...

It looks great! how cute is she!

pratima said...

Gorgeous quilt! Pinks and greens look so great together.
Love the action shot! Sooo cute!!

beki said...

What a sweet little spot!

HobbyMommy said...

It is lovely! You have created a beautiful spot for your girl.

Philigry said...

i love this on the wall! perfect.

Katherine said...

This quilt is delicious - such yummy colours! Just perfect as a wallhanging in your daughter's room, Amandajean.

MYRA said...

What a great baby quilt! Love it! Love the colors! Looks great hanging on the wall with that little shelf under it! Great placement! 8-)
Happy stitchings!

a friend to knit with said...

oh amandajean. that is So darn beautiful.
and walking in to her room and seeing it, must put a huge smile on EVERYONES face!!

Rebekah said...

this is gorgeous! The colors remind me of sweet watermelons. That's such a cozy reading spot :)

Valerie said...

I am always amazed everytime I come to visit you. Me and my Mom actually got to spend the day together this past Sunday, and we worked on our Star Quilt tgether. I blogged about it. We had so much fun thanks to you and all of your help.

Sweet P said...

What a gorgeous reading nook! I always like coming to your blog to see what you've been up to.

The dish towels and the zipper pouch are on my list to make.

Noella said...

Another beautiful quilt - I love the colours, and in fact, it would look beautiful in my darling daughter's room too!

You are very inspirational, and I love looking at your blog and seeing what beautiful projects you have made!

Rachelmp said...

It's just beautiful in your daughters room - perfect!

Fil de vint said...

Most beautiful colors that I love.
mireia.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

What a beautiful quilt. Love the colours and design. You have been very busy. I'm admiring all your tutorials and the little dress is gorgeous.

Karin said...

Hi I was surfing around sewing bloggs and found yours because I saw your name, and I also love to quilt. I have a few of my quilts on my blogg. I just love to make things of fabrics. Your baby quilt is very nice and girl. I will come back and see more what you are doing.

Sherry said...

I just love this quilt. Thanks for all you do sharing your wonderful creations & ideas with us.

Sarah said...

(As always) the quilt is gorgeous! What a wonderful little nook!

And it's nice to hear that my lack of decorating since moving into our house in July is normal! :o)

sulu-design said...

I think I love your posts with your kids the most. It's really wonderful to see how your craft intersects with their daily lives. What a beautiful piece - perfect for hanging.

Anonymous said...

I finished the top & did a test attempt(s) at free motion quilting. Blech I am baaaaaaaaaaaad at it!!! Perhaps I will have to stitch in that old ditch after all.

Susan Graham said...

Oh my goodness! That is just SOO sweet!! Something like that would retail for a few hundred dollars and you did it Fabulously for oh so less!!! Thanks for the great pics of everything you did. :>

Robie@ shed plans said...

Hello there :) That's one good looking quilt you got there, a perfect wall decoration.