Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Week #1: Rustic Cabin Row by Row Quilt~and a giveaway

Hello and welcome to my very own little quilt along~

Today marks the day I begin my husband's birthday present {he turns the big 50}  He wants a rustic, cabin like feel quilt for our bed.  Our room is the final room in our little cabin to get renovated.  Currently, he's building me a huge (14 x 8) walk in closet!  He'd like a quilt without all the bright flowers and bright colors that I like.  Something more 'manly'.  {He actually showed me pictures. lol}


My hubby and I on a cruise last winter~

Okay.  It's the least I can do!  So...his birthday is September 5th....that's 12 weeks away.  A little bit of a crunch, for sure.  I look at it as a challenge!  And why not make it fun.  I'll be posting my progress each Wednesday on this soon to be fabulous quilt.  I plan on including links to the blocks, processes, etc....that I choose to include in this quilt.

So...Week #1 begins with the planning, since you have to begin somewhere {and I took my sewing machine in for a tune up on Monday - won't be ready for a week}

Here's some of the idea's I've jotted down:


I want the blocks to be 12" or 6", so I've decided on 8 rows of 9 blocks.
The quilt will be approximately 96" x 108"  King Size~

And some fabric.
{I've been collecting it for some time, as I knew this was coming}


Some other row quilts:





A little inspiration:






The Giveaway:  Leave a comment on a post and your name will go into a bucket for a drawing at the end of the quilt along! {September 2014}  Leave a comment each week....12 chances to win.  What you ask?  Hmmm....that's in the works but I guarantee it will include fabric!

This is quite a challenge...I'm up for it!  Afterall, I've been training for over 30 years!  lol

13 comments:

Sigi G said...

VERY hard to choose, but I do especially like the first one. It somehow 'speaks' to me!

Cheryl said...

I like the first one also!

Pat said...

So many choices! I liked the first one until I saw the third one. It looks like a lot of work but I think it would be so worth it in the end.

Joyce Carter said...

Laura, whatever you choose will be so pretty and worth all the time you put into it. I love the fabrics you chose.

Needled Mom said...

I think the bear one is the most "manly" looking. Have you seen the one that Moda Bake Shop is doing right now? Have fun with the designing.

Laura VanVleet said...

Yes, I saw the Moda Trifle Layer! How fun is that one!

Rebecca said...

I think you should use a row or 2 of #1 and #3 and figure out how to put that big bear block in there somewhere and of course a couple of bear paw blocks and a couple of flying geese!

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

I think you definitely need a row of bears!

Gill said...

I look forward to seeing what you choose!! I like the wonky stars!

barbara woods said...

good luck what ever you choose

Pat V. said...

I really like the first one. The bears are good, but I'd only add one or one row of them.

Janarama said...

I would add a row of log cabin blocks. Will be fun to watch each week as your quilt grows.

Abbigail said...

I like all of them too! Good luck with the quilt. I'll be watching to see what you decide on.