What says comfort and home better than a handmade quilt? Not much, we say. And that’s why we at DIY Network decided that a quilt would be a special touch at Blog Cabin 2014. Luckily, we have a connection in the quilting community — crafter and Creative Genius Lish Dorset. Lish created this quilt block using colors and patterns inspired by Florida, the home of this year’s Blog Cabin, using a tried-and-true quilting pattern called Log Cabin. (Get it? Aren’t we clever.)
You’ll spot this Blog Cabin quilt block in the house tour when it launches on July 15, but for now, there’s a little sneak peak of it in an outdoor space above. Below, find details and simple how-to instructions from Lish on how to make this colorful quilt block inspired by Blog Cabin 2014. And find the latest details from Winter Haven, Florida, on DIY’s Blog Cabin blog.
I first started quilting a few years back thanks to hours spent reading quilting blogs and drooling over the finished results — I wanted to make those beautiful, modern-looking quilts, too! I took a class at my local fabric shop to learn the basics, but it was learning how to make log cabin blocks on my own that really took my quilting to the next skill and confidence levels.
This technique is great for using up fabric scraps and making you feel more proficient when it comes to piecing. Best of all, they come together pretty quickly. Try my approach to making a log cabin block on your own with this tutorial. Click in the corner of any how-to image to flow through the instructions in a photo gallery.