Christa’s Quilts – Modern Logs

Modern Logs puts a modern spin on the classic Log Cabin block by creating one-of-a-kind improvisationally pieced blocks. I started with an equal number of prints and solids, then used scraps from the blocks along with a little yardage to create a secondary composition on the back.

Modern Logs PDF pattern available for sale here.

Modern Logs Print pattern available for sale here.

Modern-Logs-FinishedModern Logs Stats:

  • Designed, pieced and quilted by Christa Watson; designed in EQ7
  • Finished size 48″ x 54″, completed April, 2014
  • Pieced and Quilted on my Bernina 710
  • Fabrics: Michael Miller Petal Pinwheels with coordinating solids
  • Batting: Quilter’s Dream Cotton, select loft
  • Quilting thread: Aurifil 50 wt. cotton, Dove grey
  • Quilting design: elongated zig-zag stitch (#16 on my machine), quilted in vertical rows
  • Time to finish: 24 hours – top (11 hrs); back, basting, quilting & binding (13 hrs)
  • Entry into the Modern Quilt Guild’s fabric challenge

Honors and Awards:

Click here for more work in progress pictures.

modern _logs_backingModern Logs Pieced Backing

Modern Logs is available as an in-person class. Click here for my teaching schedule, or contact me to schedule a class for your group, guild, or event!

 Fabrics Used in this Quilt:

  • 11 Petal Pinwheels fabrics from Michael Miller
  • Bella Solids: Terrain Cactus 175, Summer House Lime 173, Aqua 34, American Blue 174, Betty Orange 124, Seafoam, 191, Tea Rose 89
  • Free Spirit Designer Solids: Grey s11, Cranberry s27,
  • Art Gallery Solids Sweet as Honey PE 430
  • Backing: Petal Pinwheels PC6314 Multi
  • Binding: Marcus Centennial 2680 grey day

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