Ah, Spring. That means it is quilt show season. Our local guild held it's show on April 2nd. The guild challenge this year was based on the Indiana bicentennial this year. The requirements were to make a quilt that was inspired by the Wabash or Tippecanoe Rivers. It must contain at least two of the state flag elements, blue, yellow, stars or a torch. My family had a cabin along the Wabash when I was a kid so I felt a log cabin quilt was the right choice. I chose fabrics from the Eliza's Indigo fabric collection by Betsy Chuchian of Moda Fabrics. The pattern came from Judy Martin's Log Cabin Quilt Book.
Once I finished the top I was a little concerned that I couldn't see enough of a defined line around the log cabin, friendship star and the center cabin blocks.
So I chose some carefully placed quilting motifs to create a more obvious line between sections that really brought the quilt to life.
It was a fun challenge. There were some incredibly creative entries. I was shocked to tie for third place in the viewers choice competition. This one will hang in my quilt studio where it will bring me back to those fun childhood memories.