December 14, 2016


This quilt was inspired by brick work on a building in Nashville, Tennessee.

I made improv log cabin blocks from strips of various denim and indigo-colored fabrics, cutting free-hand, and set them on point.  The background fabric is an unbleached linen from Moda.

I threw in some small bits of Kona Lime just for fun.  I included a batik fabric as well, thinking it would be fun to sneak some into Quiltcon.  Unfortunately, though, this quilt was not selected for Quiltcon.

With so much negative space, I wanted to show off the quilting.  I used wool batting, which really pleased me in combination with the unbleached linen.  Here's a shot I took before adding the binding:

And more details of the quilting:

Finally, here is a shot of the back:

I'm a little disappointed not to have a quilt in this upcoming Quiltcon, especially since it is the first chance I'll have to attend the show in person.  But I do hope to enter this quilt in other shows.

I'll be linking up with crazy mom quilts for Finish It Up Friday.


  1. This quilt is amazing, the quilting is outstanding and the design is wonderfully modern. What a work of art, just a beautiful finish!

  2. It's a lovely quilt, and I'm sorry it didn't get in. Don't take it personally; QuiltCon is odd in its choices. I hope to meet you, though! :)

  3. This is a fabulous quilt. I love the simplicity of the design, and I envy the quilting.

  4. Fabulous quilt, Ben, I love where your work is going!

  5. This quilt looks amazing! I love the quilting!

  6. the quilting is Fabulous!!! love the linen w wool combo - I'll need to remember that! (what machine do you use for quilting?)