mandy munroe

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Crazy Log Cabin Quilt

Remember those scraps I blogged about in May? – I’m not really expecting you to (see previous post) but I promised you an update and this is it.

They went into these blocks, that became a quilt, that was photographed for a magazine –  so it has been top secret until now.

Popular Patchwork ….January 2014 issue out in the UK on Friday (subscriptions out already apparently)!


I love making scrap quilts, they are so happy and fun, and they remind me of the quilts that went before. They are also fantastic for digging into my stash of “must have” fat quarters, appeasing any guilt from blow outs in the fabric stores 🙂

The purple strips with the lime dots was my 1/7th of the In the Beginning fabric that I acquired in  Seattle and shared with quilty friends in Jo Blox. The centre green dotty fabric was a fabulous find on the swap table at a NYC Metro Mod guild meeting (thanks Greer).

I’ll be teaching a class on this in February but you can find the finished quilt in here.



25 comments on “Crazy Log Cabin Quilt

  1. itwasjudith
    December 5, 2013

    Wow, congratulations! it’s really nice and cheerful 🙂
    It’s to good to make use of any usable bits left over

    • mandymunroe
      December 5, 2013

      Thanks, especially when those small but just about useable bits are some of your favourites and you just couldn’t part with them.

      • itwasjudith
        December 5, 2013

        absolutely true 🙂 you reunited all the previous stories into this one piece

  2. Forest So Green
    December 5, 2013

    Wow, your quilt is so fun and beautiful. Congratulations for being in the magazine! Annie

  3. Helen Beall
    December 5, 2013

    What a happy crazy cabin! Looks like a party’s going on…

    • mandymunroe
      December 5, 2013

      What a great name! – I should have called it Happy Crazy Patchwork Party… in a cabin, thanks Helen 🙂

  4. pomegranateandchintz
    December 5, 2013

    Yay! Well done you! How exciting!!

  5. jackiemallon
    December 6, 2013

    Beautiful work. And so labor intensive. Congratulations. How long did it take and how many hours daily did you work at it?

    • mandymunroe
      December 6, 2013

      Gosh, THAT question! A few years collecting the fabrics, a few hours cutting fabrics, a few days piecing on the machine, another to quilt it and more to bind. It’s often the experimenting and writing up, putting into words what just worked when it didn’t before that takes more time. This went fast as I couldn’t stop working on it, a labour of love, glad you like it, thanks Jackie. Are you tempted to have a go? – I warn you it’s addictive 🙂

      • jackiemallon
        December 6, 2013

        I think I’ll stick to my own labor of love, piecing words together, but hat’s off to you. I can appreciate the commitment and care you put into it. And it would look lovely in this little country writer’s retreat that I have my mind’s eye on…Sigh.

      • mandymunroe
        December 7, 2013

        ….with an open fire and hand knitted socks? Glad you have your dreams and a passion.
        Best wishes to you, may the words flow.

  6. ukcitycrafter
    December 6, 2013

    Love scrap quilts and this is a great one.

  7. knittingmydayaway
    December 6, 2013

    It’s beautiful! All those colors and patterns look so happy together

  8. mrssaintnick
    December 8, 2013

    I agree beautiful and so cheerful!

  9. Gallivanta
    December 8, 2013


  10. Mary Pat Smith
    December 8, 2013

    It’s so perfectly you! It does look like a party. Congrats an yet another magazine entry – are you keeping count? And keeping issues? Soon you’ll be framing those for the bedroom walls!

    • mandymunroe
      December 11, 2013

      Thanks! – not keeping count but keeping the issues. Haha, there’s too much competition on our walls, don’t think they’d be allowed!

  11. Tansy Martin
    December 9, 2013

    Is this what you are planning to do at your stash workshop at home in February? If so, I will definitely be using up my stash.

    • mandymunroe
      December 9, 2013

      Yes it is, do you think you have enough fabric? 🙂

  12. sewing room secrets
    December 12, 2013

    Really pretty colours and authentically “scrappy”. Love it! x

  13. Ginene Nagel
    April 17, 2014

    Mandy, This is the happiest Log Cabin quilt I have ever seen. It is wonderful and has certainly changed my idea of the old pattern.

  14. mandymunroe
    April 17, 2014

    Thanks Ginene, it does make me smile! I’m working on a more modern version at the moment, it’s such a versatile pattern.

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