Pumpkin Patch Table Runner in House of White Birches’ LOG CABINS TODAY


Pumpkin Patch is the last of my four projects featured in Log Cabins Today, published by House of White Birches. [Just to clarify, Log Cabins Today is a book available for purchase that is published by House of White Birches. The book features 32 projects with complete patterns and instructions. I have received emails expressing confusion on the matter. I do apologize if I hadn’t expressed myself clearly in my previous Log Cabins Today posts. Click here to order your copy of the book.]


Pumpkin blocks made of modified log cabin blocks come in three sizes in this table runner project. The rail fence blocks are added and placed at a convenient spot on the runner for you to place your knick knacks etc so as to not prevent the pumpkin blocks from showing off!


Quilting is a mixture of free-handed and modified stencil motifs.


I used a variegated fall colored thread (Aurifil Mako Cotton 50) to quilt the runner over Hobbs Tuscany Silk batting. Fabrics consist of swatches from Everything but the Kitchen Sink, Crazy for Dots and Stripes, Jinny Beyer Palette and Pindot collections, all by RJR.


I hereby conclude my Log Cabins Today posts. I hope you have enjoyed looking at my interpretations of the log cabins for the modern and fun quilters. Now, curious mind wants to know if you have a favorite out of the four I have shown you this week. To view previous Log Cabins Today quilts, click here, here, and here. If you would be so kind, I would also like to know the reason for your favorite.

That’s all for now. Thanks for stopping by. I have a busy rest of the week waiting for me. So I am going to fly for now. Take care!

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Blissful in the Clouds in House of White Birches’ LOG CABINS TODAY


Blissful in the Clouds is my quilt featured in Log Cabins Today that is child-themed.


The quilt design utilizes square and rectangular log cabin blocks to construct the kites that are flying high in the clouds! I used multi-colored ric rac for the kite tails.


Quilting was not fancy. I didn’t want the light-hearted mood of the quilt to be stifled by dense quilting. Can you see the clouds, and the “airflow” (aka wind) that is lifting up the kites in this quilt?


Fabrics are a mix of Flower Power, Handspray, and Shasta collections, all by RJR. Thread is Aurifil Mako 50 Cotton, and batting is Hobbs Tuscany Silk.


I hope you have enjoyed Blissful in the Clouds. Come back tomorrow for the last of my featured Log Cabin projects in Log Cabins Today. You will also get a chance to vote for your favorite! Ciao for now.

Autumn Hues in House of White Birches’ LOG CABINS TODAY


I am showing you my second of four quilts featured in the Log Cabins Today book. Red + Yellow + Green + Orange = Autumn Hues is the premise of this quilt.


The use of mostly light-hearted fabrics give the quilt an updated look, especially by introducing polka dots into the mix! For some reason, polka dots are like the life of a “fabric party” – they always lighten up the mood.


Here are a few quilting shots:


The quilting motif on the blocks is actually an applique motif used as a quilting motif. You can read about how I “mark without marking” the quilting motif here.


Fabrics are a mixture of Summer Solstice, Everything but the Kitchen Sink, Crazy for Dots and Stripes, Pindots, Jinny Beyer Palette (all by RJR) and some scraps thrown into the mix. Quilting thread is Aurifil Mako 50 Cotton, and batting is Hobbs Tuscany Silk.


“Log Cabins Today” has a total of 32 projects, and is available from Clotilde in print and electronic versions. Are you tempted yet? :)

Apple of My Eye in House of White Birches’ LOG CABINS TODAY


I was asked to submit designs of log cabin quilts with an “updated” twist for Log Cabins Today, published by House of White Birches.  Little did I know when I hit the send button, four of my designs would be selected.  Thus, a marathon involving getting those four quilts completed ensued sometime in October last year.  However, the trials and tribulations during the marathon are all forgotten now that the projects are reality in the newly published book.  I will be showing  my quilts featured in the book over the next few days… first up, “Apple of My Eye”!


The “apple” in the quilt is a modified log cabin block — see it, see it?


Then I used the Courthouse Steps (probably the best known variation of the Log Cabin block) to line an inner pieced border in alternating orientations for an interesting visual effect!


Quilting was done with Aurifil Mako 50 Cotton threads over Hobbs Tuscany Silk batting.  Fabrics are a mixture from collections Everything but the Kitchen Sink, Crazy for Dots and Stripes, Jinny Beyer Palette, and Pindot — all by RJR.


“Log Cabins Today”  has a total of 32 projects, and is available from Clotilde in print and electronic versions.  I had fun browsing through the other projects in the book.  I found a star quilt that I would like to make for myself… when I get some spare time (hahaha!)


Thanks for stopping by.   Come back tomorrow for another of my Log Cabins Today’s quilts!