The Free Motion Quilting Project: Dad's Cabin Fever Quilt - Part 2

Friday, July 29, 2016

Dad's Cabin Fever Quilt - Part 2

Dad's been keeping busy this week working on his Cabin Fever quilt! You can find the first part of this series right here.

We had a bit of a math mishap. When I looked at Dad's quilt colors and design I decided to change the block from flying geese units to more half square triangles so the blue fabric wouldn't shadow through the yellow fabric. It might also be a bit faster to construct half square triangles.

Except...if you don't calculate the number you need accurately!

Dad ended up cutting out plenty of yellow and green fabric, but only cut half as much blue needed for the quilt. I knew something had to be off because I'd cut and washed the fabric and he still had an entire yard of blue that hadn't been cut.

So it's back to the cutting board for more blue squares! I think Dad needed a break from making half square triangles because he's constructed two rows and this quilt is coming together beautifully:

This quilt is turning out so, so cheerful! Dad says he can't help but smile at it when he sees it and that is the whole point!

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day


  1. Definitely a cheerful quilt. He is doing a fantastic job. Going to be a beautiful and cozy quilt.


  2. I love this block and colors your dad used! It's wonderful and his smile says it all!

  3. Wowzers! Real men can make a quilt magnificently...especially with such a gifted instructor! Super job and results.

  4. Beautiful blocks and I love the colours.

  5. Awwwww! Awesome! thanks for sharing your quilt Dad!

  6. It really is special with those bright colors...good job Dad.
    Mama Bear

  7. Just beautiful. Two of my favorite colors with a complimentary color to make them pop. Great job, Leah's dad!!!


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