Grounded Origins–A Log Cabin Quilt

‘Grounded Origins’ is the quilt I created for the July Focus Through the Prism Log Cabin quilt challenge.  Once again, I had a lot of fun this month finding a unique way to interpret this quilting challenge.  IMG_1503My focus color on this one is orange.  Have you discovered what’s hidden in this chaos? IMG_1506Perhaps a hidden friendship star block, a monkey wrench, a nine patch, a flying geese or two, an hour glass, …IMG_1508and even a little square in a square block.  It turns out that teeny tiny piecing isn’t so bad as long as you have a month to make a 20” quilt.


And now – if you look from a bit of a distance you can see that my log cabin quilt – Grounded Origins – you may notice the base of a tree. 


I did my fun little flange of cherrywood orange on just the bottom and left side of the quilt.

IMG_1517Now the quilting – I think the quilting was my favorite part of this piece.  I attempted to channel my inner Angela Walters for the free motion quilting. 

IMG_1519I referenced her book, In the Studio with Angela Walters: Machine-Quilting Design Concepts Add Movement, Contrast, Depth & More, for inspiration and then just let the quilting happen.  Even the back of the quilt looks amazing!  (and I just noticed that her Craftsy Class – “Help!  How Do I Quilt That’ is on sale!)


And here are all three of my Focus Through the Prism Challenge Quilts so far!  I’m having such a great time making these fun 20” challenge quilts.  From the looks and sounds of it in the ‘Focus Through the Prism’ Facebook group – other participants are having a great time too!  Be sure to check out the other quilts made for this challenge by going to this post.  It’s not too late for you to join in the fun!  There are still four challenges left!  The next one goes up tomorrow!

Linking up to Focus Through the Prism Log Cabin, Finish it up Friday, TGIFF, and Can I Get a Whoop Whoop


  1. This looks like it's been a really interesting challenge - your piecing on such small quilts looks amazing! :)

  2. Wow, Kim. Lots of fabric scraps. I can find most of the designs you talk about and the tree trunk was clear as day. Can't see any log cabin....but I'm a literal through and through no matter how imaginative I want to be!!!!


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