I am so behind on giving so many baby gifts. It’s the curse of the crafter — I can’t bear to give store-bought gifts, because I want to make things myself, but of course I never keep up with it all, and then I end up giving no gifts. Sigh. Um, it’s the thought that counts?
If you’ve made log cabins before, you know how easy they are. If you haven’t but would like to learn, I posted a photo tutorial on making modern log cabin blocks in my Sewing 101 column on Design Sponge here. The post takes you through the whole process step by step, so you’ll see how easy it really is.
The best part? You only have to know how to sew in a straight line to make a quilt like this!
Do you ever get stumped trying to pick colors for a quilt? Here’s my trick. I find a patterned fabric I love for the backing, then build the colors from that. I think a lot of quilters tend to plan the front before the back, but I do it in reverse – and I find it really helps to keep me on track with a palette and tone. Try it!