Monday, January 27, 2014

Mini Log Cabin Squares on Tea Towels and Pot Holders

The other day I posted about making my first Log Cabin Quilt Block.   I joined in on the It's a New Year SEWALONG group on the website, blog and facebook page.  January's SEWALONG challenge is to make Mini Log Cabin blocks and then create something with your blocks.  If you're interested, you can read  HERE  how week by week during the month of January the SEWALONG group fulfilled assignments all the while working toward the goal of creating something with your miniature Log Cabin Quilt Block. 

Today is my reveal of what I decided to do with my mini log cabin quilt blocks.  I made two tea towels with coordinating hot pads.  Each item incorporates my mini log cabins as the focal point.

I chose to use these lovely floral fat quarters that I had in my stash by Tanya Whelan called Sunshine Roses, for Free Spirit Westminster Fibers.

With these fat quarters I made them into this log cabin block.

For the tea towels, I appliqued the quilt block on huck toweling fabric and added a flounce/ruffle at the bottom of each towel with a coordinating Tanya Whelan fat quarter.
The pot holders are also of a coordinating Tanya Whelan fat quarter for the outside designer fabric.  Beneath the designer fabric is a layer of Insul-Bright lining.  It is a heat resistant lining/batting material that is perfect for hot pads.  Next came a layer of batting.  On the opposite side of the pot holder I layered the same layers and with wrong sides together I basted the two sides together.  Next I quilted the diamond shape quilting.  Then I quilted the mini log cabin square to the center of one side of the potholder.  Finally, I bound the edges with double fold bias tape.

This was such a fun project to make.  The other members of the Sewalong have been posting some of the most creating and beautiful projects.  Each made with mini log cabin squares as the focal point.  I'm so glad I stepped out of my comfort zone and joined in the fun with the Sewalong group.

Until next time,


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  1. Super cute projects! Thanks for sharing!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  2. I love these! They have such a soft beauty about them.

  3. Oh my goodness, such a fabulous way to use your squares, I totally LOVE it, just Beautiful!!

  4. I love log cabin blocks! So cute! Lovely fabrics, too!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

  5. I hope you sell these too! They are fabulous! I'd love for you to share this on Worthwhile Wednesdays @

  6. Thank you so much for sharing your fantastic project on The Inspiration Board at homework. I featured you in the spotlight!
    carolyn ~ homework

  7. These are too pretty to use! Love the log cabin design with these fabrics. Usually I see it done in dark or primitive designs. These are so shabby chic beautiful! Thank you for sharing this and your yummy oatmeal butterscotch cookies at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great weekend!


  8. Just wanted to let you know I will be featuring this at my next party. Look for it Tuesday evening about 6:00 est. ~Deborah

  9. These are so very sweet! I love how you added them to the towels. I would not have thought of doing that. I love the log cabin design and the colors you chose. I will be featuring you at SYC later today.

  10. These are so pretty! I love how they turned out. When I have some extra time after sewing baby projects I'd love to make some myself! It would give me an excuse to learn that quilt block too! Theresa @DearCreatives

  11. These are beautiful. I love your fabric choices. Good thing we don't live close. I'd snag those towels in a heartbeat.

    - The Tablescaper


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