September Little Quilt
8.24.2015

September Little Quilt Fab

We have the most beautiful Little Quilt this month. Two of my favorite elements with the September Little Quilt are Log Cabin blocks and warm, rich country colors. A great combination I’d say! Our Little Quilt is made from the ever popular Primitive Pennies and we were lucky enough to get the remaining fabric from this collection to create the Little Quilt for this month! Wahoo! Isn’t it just gorgeous?! I love it!!!

I chose to create the tutorial steps with another collection winner, Birchtree Lane. I swoon over the color combinations of Cerulean, Latte, and Fern. So yummy, nom-nom-nom… Take a look…

As with any Log Cabin block, the build begins with one square, and from this we add logs (strips) in a rotating fashion. In this case, the block is a lop-sided Log Cabin, so the strips are added on two sides only. All pressing of seams is done in the direction of the strips.

Sep LQ 1

Strip two is added to the bottom. Log Cabin blocks usually have two sides one color and two sides another color. This Log Cabin alternate is adding strips to two sides instead of four. In this case I have one side latte brown and one side cerulean blue (or variations of those two colors).

Sep LQ 2

With the addition of strip three, the colors sides are becoming apparent. I worked from light to dark through the entire build and it will become obvious as each strip is added.

Sep LQ 3

The color sequence continues with the addition of strip four, latte, which is now the fully brown strip. (It’s my nom, nom strip). Love that color. Note that the pressing continues to be done to the strip. The edges are beginning to show some irregularity, however, will be squared up at the end.

Sep LQ 4

Strip five is the final strip for the blue side. It is the luscious cerulean blue. Lordy I love that color!

Sep LQ 5

Strip six is the final join for the browns. It’s very dark but takes the brown side from light to dark in an effective way. And, the block gets a good squaring up as well!

Sep LQ 6

All thirty blocks done! Wahoo! Aren’t they beautiful?! In two weeks we’ll continue with the finishing touches to our quilt! You’ll want to see how this delightful Little Quilt turns out…

Sep LQ 7


20 comments

  1. Carolyn - August 24, 2015

    Beautiful quilt for the holidays!

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    • Mari - August 24, 2015

      Carolyn, thank you! You are the second person to suggest this Little Quilt is a holiday quilt! That’s a great idea. It wasn’t what I had in mind when I designed it, however love the suggestion!

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  2. karen schwalk - August 24, 2015

    LOVE IT

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    • Mari - August 24, 2015

      YAY! Thanks so much Karen for commenting and I’m so happy you love it! Wahoo!

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  3. Judith Green - August 24, 2015

    W O W Beautiful!!!

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    • Mari - August 24, 2015

      Thank you Judith! I think so too! So kind of you to share a comment!

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  4. Judith Green - August 24, 2015

    Mari, you always inspire me. Keep sharing your creativity with us. I have admired your work, in color choices, placement and execution of a great sense of style. Thank you!

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    • Mari - August 24, 2015

      Awe 🙂

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  5. Joy Gross - August 24, 2015

    Very cute Mari ❤

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    • Mari - August 24, 2015

      Awe, Joy <3

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  6. Shannon o - August 24, 2015

    Love it can’t wait to see the finished product.

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    • Mari - August 24, 2015

      Thank you Shannon! You can’t go wrong with a Log Cabin, eh?!

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  7. shannon o - August 24, 2015

    love love love blues and browns together….this gets me thinking lol…

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    • Mari - August 25, 2015

      Shannon, that’s always a good thing, thinking! You never know what it’s going to lead to, LOL!!! Thank you for posting!

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  8. Kathleen - August 24, 2015

    Well, daughter #1 already laid claim to my February Little for her kitchen. I have a feeling daughter #2 will be laying claim to this one!

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    • Mari - August 25, 2015

      Uh, oh, you are going to be busy Kathleen! Kids! They really know how to love on Mom, LOL!

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  9. Linda Froggie - August 25, 2015

    Yum, this one is done in my favorite color combination, blues and shades of browns. But I think I will choose fall colors.
    ~Joyful Hopppy Quilting~

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  10. Mari - August 25, 2015

    Joyful quilting to you too Froggie! I’m glad you like our new Little and than you so much for posting!

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  11. WISHFUL - August 25, 2015

    l LOVE THIS MINI ! As a beginner could u give size of strips and size of finished block please.

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    • Mari - August 26, 2015

      Wishful, regretfully I cannot. The design is tied to a kit and pattern download. The kit is available now and it contains all the fabrics you see in the first image above along with the pattern. The cost is $10.73. The first of September the pattern download will be available if you do not want the kit and wish to use your own fabrics. The cost for the pattern download is $3.99. I hope that helps. You are right that this pattern is perfect for a newbie!

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