19 November 2012

Glimma

One of the fabric lines I was so super-excited to get my hands on at Quilt Market was "Glimma" by Lotta Jansdotter.

Glimma by Lotta Jansdotter


I've already begun playing with it.  First, laid out all of the charm squares.  I decided not to use brightest colors yet.  They went into the stash.
sorting out the charm pack


From the stash, I pulled out some solids to match my chosen charm squares.
adding in solids


Then I added in some stashed prints.
adding in prints

I decided to make a log cabin quilt because while I've made log cabin blocks for others, I've never made one for myself (or a whole quilt of them!)  I cut a bunch of strips of the fabrics.
cutting fabric into strips
The design wall was so useful as I built a bunch of cabins simultaneously.
making log cabins
This type of fabric play is a large part of the reason that I keep a somewhat large stash.   I love the choices it provides at the start of a project and also the flexibility to change course as I go without having to stop and run to the shop.   In this case, I started with a lot of medium value fabrics, but I ended up really loving the lightest fabrics and the darkest ones.  So, I went with that, and made some dark blocks and some light.   Here's the quilt as I left it...21 blocks done, 14 to go. 
21 log cabins
The plan is to add mostly light cabins...two more rows to the top.

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    1. Thanks! It's really changed a lot as I've worked on it and I have no idea how it will turn out!

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  2. I always love the log cabin !

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    1. Such a fun and versatile block.

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  3. OH man, I love stopping by your site--I'm always inspired! That purple is exquisite.

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    1. Thanks! The colors in Lotta's new line are so great...I'm just trying to do them justice.

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  4. Looking lovely. I like the gradation of dark/light
    Aso the little strippy blue unrelated piece in the bottom left of the second last photo. That looks great-hope you have plans for more of that? Currently building a tempting pile to make a cross quilt similar to yours-have a growing pile across the floor!

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    1. Thanks so much! I do have a pln for the strippy blue bits!

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  5. Ooh! The charm packs of Lotta fabric have been the only ones I've ever actually used. Lucky lady!

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    1. yes! I was so psyched to get it!

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  6. So creative. So sweet. So old world, so new world. The new Glimma line is very attractive and you've done a great job of extending the colorways with all those additional fabrics. You're inspiring me to start a new quilt.

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  7. I love it can't wait to see it all finished!

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  8. I totally love the fabrics you added. Log cabins are so fun to build. I agree with you on the benefits of a big stash, too. It is so wonderful to be able to immediately pull fabrics that will work with a small stack like the lovely, lovely Glimma squares.

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    1. Instant gratification via stash usage, go!

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  9. I like the modern you are giving to a traditional pattern. Makes me want to create my own version now. :)

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  10. Me encanta!!!!!! It's very beautiful!!!
    Merry Christmas from Spain!!!
    Anna

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