New Log Cabin Quilt + Book

Blaze Log Cabin Quilt Amy Smart

I am WAY excited that I finally get to share this quilt – it has been one of my favorite quilts I’ve made over the past year. It’s a fun, scrappy twist on a traditional Log Cabin block and I called the quilt Blaze.

Blaze log cabin quitl Amy Smart

My favorite part of making this quilt was pushing myself outside of my normal color palette. It was so fun to play with different fabrics and combinations for this quilt. I made this quilt last winter. While I was piecing this one,ย I was listening to the Audible book, All the Light We Cannot See. Every time I look at this quilt now, Iย can hear that narrator in my mind.

Quilting Blaze Log Cabin quilt

Here’s a close-up of some of the fabrics and the quilting. I love this all-over design that Melissa used. ย I think it’s called Loop D Loop. It gives the quilt such great texture and drape. I also love how the border fabric (from Denyse Schmidt’s Frankin collection) makes the quilt sing.

I love log cabins quilt book

The reason this quilt had to stay under wraps is because it is a contribution to a new book published by Martingale called I Love Log Cabins. This book contains 16 different patterns – all variations on the traditional Log Cabin block. Log cabin quilts are some of my favorite to make, so I jumped at the chance when I was invited to contribute a quilt.

I love Log Cabins book

Here are a few examples of quilts from the book so that you can see the wide variety. On the left is Herringbone by Heather Andrus of Quilt Story. And I love this really modern variation called Log Cabin Chevron by Penny Barnes.Seeing-Stars-quilt

I also love this variation with stars called Seeing Stars by Kimberly Jolly.


And I think this large-scale version on point is so cool. This one is called Ice Crystals by Jocelyn Ueng. As you can see there is a wide scope of styles and designs all based on the log cabin theme.


You can see more of the quilts from the book at the Shop Martingale blog. While you are there, you can also enter to win a copy of an ebook version – Martingale is giving away 16 copies! Go here for details and to enter the giveaway.

I Love Log Cabins will be arriving in stores any day now. Keep your eyes peeled. It is also available online from Martingale and Amazon. If you are interested in a signed copy, I have a handful available in my shop as well. ๐Ÿ™‚
Husband holding quilt Diary of a Quilter

And here is one more shot of Blaze with my uber handsome and talented quilt holder. This quilt is a wide one – it’s 83″ x 83″, so it was tough to get those arms stretched out wide enough. But he does a stellar a job. I should probably consider giving him a raise one of these days…

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  • Reply
    Lynn B
    February 12, 2016 at 8:34 am

    This is gorgeous, just bought your fabulously fast quilts and I have never done a log cabin but it’s on my long to do list.

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    February 12, 2016 at 9:09 am

    What a great variation of the log cabin! And I love the colors!

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      Sandra B
      February 12, 2016 at 12:54 pm

      Love this quilt, Amy!! The colors are awesome!! Log Cabin quilts have always been on my list of favorite patterns, and this one is just stunning…..thanks for sharing!!

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    February 12, 2016 at 10:09 am

    I love how saturated the colors are in your quilt! This book is definitely on my birthday wishlist ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Cindy-Live a Colorful Life
    February 12, 2016 at 10:50 am

    This is really beautiful, Amy!

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    Kim funk
    February 12, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    It’s lovely!

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    February 12, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    Your quilt is terrific! I love it.

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    Edith Inch by Inch Quilting
    February 12, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    Love your version of the Log Cabin, and the books looks great.

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    martha cook
    February 13, 2016 at 5:35 am

    oh my! love the colors of your quilt. not a combination I usually do but this is breathtaking. love log cabins.. and the loop design so works ๐Ÿ™‚

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    February 13, 2016 at 6:29 am

    Stunning! The colors are gorgeous and the setting perfect to display thus outstanding quilt!

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    February 13, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    I LOVE this colorful log cabin quilt. I haven’t tried one before and yours is really motivating me to get started! Thank you.

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    Lara B.
    February 13, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    Isn’t it wonderful how a quilt ties you to memories Amy? Congratulations on adding such a beautiful quilt to the New Log Cabin book! It’s really exciting to see how differently all the contributors designed theirs.

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    February 14, 2016 at 12:15 am

    I love log cabin quilts and yours is lovely! I really the all the variations!

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    February 14, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    This is beautiful, Amy! I made my Scraps, Inc. Vol. 2 while listening to All the Light We Cannot See. They are forever matched in my mind.

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      Amy Smart
      February 15, 2016 at 11:27 am

      Hah! That’s so awesome! It was such a beautifully narrated book – esp with Clair de Lune playing. Loved your Scraps quilt!

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    Rebecca Grace
    February 14, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    Amy Smart, you just knock my socks off every time. I love, LOVE your log cabin! And this is a great book concept because I just think of the “ordinary” log cabin quilts that I’ve seen a million times, but these versions that you’ve shared today are really different and special, and so modern looking! Congrats on a gorgeous quilt.

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    Helen LeBrett
    February 14, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    I LOVE your quilt Amy!! Such a great layout for the log cabin blocks, and I love the way you organized the colors to make the extra criss-cross design! I’m going to have to buy the book for your great pattern!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Hugs, H from HealdsburgHj

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    February 15, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    Good choice for the border!

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    March 3, 2016 at 6:40 am

    What a beautiful quilt! The colors are gorgeous! Congrats!

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