The JUDGES have Spoken – Log Cabin Challenge Winners

Happy Monday everyone!  I know many have off today so hopefully it will give you a chance to get a start on the newest project QUILTING Challenge – Stars Over America!

But, before you get to that – I am here to announce the Judges winners of the Log Cabin Challenge

Taking home Third Place, with an average score of 8.47 is


SpringWaterDesigns with her ‘Logs’ Entry!

Here’s what the judges thought:

Judge 1:  Very traditional. Nice choice of fabrics. I like the cut log cabin blocks in the corners.

Judge 2: I like how you incorporated the theme of a “tree” for where the logs come from, and the use of the larger log cabin blocks in the 4 corners is also a nice touch

Judge 3: I am not NORMALLY a traditional quilter but I love this piece.  It is a perfect complement of two different uses of the log cabin and they work beautifully with the tree.  Great job.


With an average score of 8.53, second place goes to:

ProjectQuilting Season1 LogCabin


Here’s what the Judges had to say:

Judge 1: Beautiful! I have no problem with the use of orphan blocks. I kind of look at them as a separate piece of fabric in your stash. And I’m a big fan of taking them and using them in a quilt instead of keeping them in a drawer. I love the movement you’ve created with the triangle block and placement of the blue and green variations.

Judge 2: The triangle shapes are so interesting visually, and I really like the colors and the black and white middle blocks.

Note: I don’t have a problem with using orphan blocks, especially when so many quilters have UFOs that they’d like to finish.

Judge 3:  I see absolutely no problem with orphan blocks.  In fact, I think that is part of what Project Quilting is all about!  Low cost, great end product and using something up along the way.  Great idea.

When I first looked at this piece I missed the “Snail Trail”  setting.  I love the use of the diamond block instead of the ordinary square log cabin.  I also love that you actual drafted this yourself.  I would love to see this piece in person.  Great job.


And I won’t keep you in suspense much longer – the Judges winner, with an average score of 9.33 goes to….



Here’s what the Judges thought:

Judge 1:  Lovely little pins. I think this collection would have been fine on its own, but the base quilt for display makes it so much better.

Judge 2: Fabulous! The pins are adorable, and what a great way to “store” them.

Judge 3:  This quilt is my pick of the contest!  I love the colors, the embellishments, the extra blocks and everything about it.  Your use of yarn on the edges of the tiny blocks is great.  Nice job.


I will be mailing LoveBug her very own copy of Judy Martin's Log Cabin Quilt Book AND a $10 gift certificate from the FatQuarterShop!


Congratulations to all the winners and to all that participated in the log cabin challenge.  Once again – amazing entries done by all!

If you want to participate in the next challenge – it’s POSTED!  Check out ‘Stars Over America’ and don’t forget – It’s Time to Think Outside the Square!


  1. Congrats to all the winners!! Beautiful entries.

  2. Congratulations to all the top finishers! Amazing work!

  3. Congrats Lovebug, Penny, and Springwater, beautiful quilts!


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