Jan 16

DS Log Cabin Baby Quilt (84) and Cape Ann Hybrid Quilt (85) Complete!


I am linking up with Amy’s One Thing One Week Challenge.

This week, I had challenged myself to finish quilting and binding two quilts, and I am happy to say that I have succeeded in my goal!


My first quilt that I quilted and bound is a baby quilt using leftover blocks from my DS Picnics and Fairgrounds Log Cabin Quilt.    I quilted this one with a wavy line stitch using my walking foot.  I have to admit, I liked using this stitch very much.  I love how it looks visually, and I love how it takes a lot of the stress of straight line quilting away.  There is less worry about being exactly straight, and I found a lot of joy in quilting this.

 wavy line quilting

I bound it with the wonderful blue dot fabric found in the picnics and fairgrounds collection.   I’ve seen a lot of quilts bound in this blue dot fabric, and I have wanted to try it for some time.  This quilt will be going to a cousin who has chosen not to find the gender of their baby.  I think it is a great gender neutral quilt.

picnics and fairgrounds

My second finish is a quilt that I described earlier as the cross between two quilts that I had seen earlier.  That is why I call it my Hybrid quilt.  This used mostly Cape Ann Charm packs, and a few other coordinating fabrics to make this twin sized quilt.  I used a paper piecing method to make it, and I love it very much.

It will be a quilt for my baby girl, and I hope she learns to love it as much as I do.  I used a loopy design in quilting this quilt.

I bound it with a sugar pop fabric by Liz Scott for Moda.  It doesn’t match the background fabric in the front, but it goes very well with the backing fabric, and I kind of the like the off white look against the brighter white on the quilt top.

So, those are my two quilt finishes.  The baby quilt was 38 inches by 50 inches before washing, 35.5 x 47 inches after washing.  The Cape Ann Hybrid quilt was 71 inches by 95 inches before washing, 68 x 89 after washing.

Cape Anne Quilt


Thanks for setting up this challenge, Amy.  Thanks for visiting everyone!



  1. Jacque says:

    These are both just beautiful….I love your color choices on both of them. I hopped over here from Amy’s linky party, and subscribed to your RSS feed. Looking forward to seeing your posts.
    Maybe you’ll have time to stop in at my blog and if you like what you see, maybe you can follow back? 🙂

  2. two great finishes. Both will be much loved I’m sure. I like the polka dot binding!

  3. Lovely! I especially love the Cape Ann hybrid quilt!

  4. Sarah says:

    I could come over and cuddle in both of these quilts right now. Not only are they beautiful, they just look so cozy and inviting. Lovely quilts!!!