A Modern Log Cabin Finish

In November, I started a secret project to be featured in the 25th anniversary issue of American Patchwork & Quilting. (I wrote about my inspiration for this quilt + shared behind the scenes pics of the piecing process here.)

The quilt features a variation of a Log Cabin block in a graphic black, white, and yellow color palette using the Lagom collection by AGF Studio for Art Gallery Fabrics. Our home decor is neutrals with pops of yellow, so this quilt fits perfectly in our house!

I also recently finished some throw pillows for our living room in the same colors! I really love the geometric prints — they have a modern look without being too in your face.

I thought about doing something more intricate for quilting in the yellow squares, but ended up just doing straight lines with a dark gray thread (Aurifil 50 wt. in color #2606).

I washed the quilt as soon as it was finished ! Does anyone else do that? I love the crinkly look it gets after a wash and dry!

I’ve been on a mission to use up some of my fabric, so I’ve been doing pieced backings (great ways to use up larger fabric pieces!). I think the strip of yellow is a fun touch!

I also found the perfect striped binding in my stash! I was worried about adding another pattern design to this quilt, but think it adds an unexpected touch.

And I’m continuing my goal to label all my quilts, which was my New Year’s resolution last year. I don’t know where these quilts will end up over the years, so I want to make sure there’s at least my name and date on the back of each one.

This quilt is a lighter throw, which makes it great for spring! I used a thin batting (Warm Company’s Warm 100), so it wouldn’t be too hot.

My cat Harvey LOVED this quilt. Harvey usually doesn’t have any interest in what I’m sewing, but he would not leave this quilt alone. I could’ve finished this quilt a lot sooner had he not claimed it as his own. I’ve started called it Harvey’s quilt, since he bonded with it so much. Enjoy these pics of him hanging with this quilt!

Too cute! I have a feeling this will be a favorite quilt in our home! This quilt was also the second number picked for the American Patchwork & Quilting UFO Challenge. It’s not too late to join if you need motivation to finish some projects!

Thanks for joining me for “happy hour,”


I’d love to connect on Instagram! Find me at @lindsmayland.

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