QM Scrap Squad: Linkin’ Logs by Pat St-Onge

QM scrap squadB QM Scrap Squad: Linkin Logs by Pat St OngeToday we’re featuring a version of Linkin’ Logs by QM Scrap Squad member Pat St-Onge. Pat lives in New Brunswick, Canada. We have lots of Canadian readers so we’re very happy to have them represented on the Scrap Squad.

Pat shared with me about her quilt:

I’ve been wanting to make a pink quilt for some time now. Usually when I make a scrappy quilt, I use lots of scraps for the blocks, but I always use the same background fabric to tie everything together. It’s often a white, beige or cream background.

patfabrics QM Scrap Squad: Linkin Logs by Pat St OngeThis time I wanted the quilt to be completely scrappy and I decided on a pink background. I dug through my stash and decided my logs would be scrappy blues and purples.

patlist QM Scrap Squad: Linkin Logs by Pat St OngeI swapped the colors in the pattern with my own colors: when the pattern asked for orange, I cut purple and when it demanded green, I cut blue.

patpatches QM Scrap Squad: Linkin Logs by Pat St OngeI followed the instructions but decided to make my quilt rectangular and not to trim the corners. As a final effort to make it completely out of leftover fabric, I made my borders out of scrappy pinks.

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Linkin' Logs in pink by Pat St-Onge. Designed by June Dudley.

I love the outcome. It would make a perfect quilt for a girl’s dorm room, don’t you think?

This is definitely the scrappiest of all the Linkin’ Logs quilts we’ve shown you. It’s funky and interesting and I like that!

What captured my attention was Pat’s use of so many different values. For pinks she used from very dark to very light. The blues and purples are mostly mediums and darks. It works because you can still see the circles of blue and purple. The splashes of dark pink keep your eye hopping around this quilt. This is not easy to pull off but Pat did it nicely.

Find the pattern for Linkin’ Logs in the Sept/Oct issue of Quiltmaker.


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The original Linkin' Logs as featured in Quiltmaker's Sept/Oct issue.


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Just one more Linkin’ Logs to show you, and then we’ll debut a quilt called Dream Catcher from the Nov/Dec issue. I think you’ll love it.

About Diane Harris

I'm an editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I wrote pattern instructions, product reviews and how-to articles. Then I spent four years as QM's Interactive Editor, working to generate much of our online content. Now I'm back to patterns and how-tos, which is a great fit for me. I still love writing about quilt-related topics for Quilty Pleasures, and I always have my finger on the pulse of the quilting world. I teach a variety of quilt classes and give guild programs, too. Reach me by email: editor@quiltmaker.com.
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8 Responses to QM Scrap Squad: Linkin’ Logs by Pat St-Onge

  1. Dorothy McPhail says:

    Pat great way to use scraps, I like the layout of all the pinks and your notes on replacing the colours. Often we don’t take the time to write things out, so when you get interrupted and return to the project you wonder what you were really doing. Hope your ready for a winter of quilting in New Brunswick, as we are ready here in Ontario.

  2. Claudia says:

    I agree with everyone preceeding. Arty, scrappy, lively, puzzling–quilting with great abandon. I’ve been trying to get out of my box this year too. And, yes, she will be the envy of the dorm. Good job.

  3. Kim says:

    Great looking quilt……feels very art like.
    Nice job Pat.

    Happy Sewing

  4. Carol Vickers says:

    Really neat, Pat. I love the scrappy background. Someone’s room is going to be the envy of the dorm!

  5. Danielle says:

    I think this one is my favorite. What a great use of the scraps.

  6. Linda says:

    I LOVE this one, must admit I’m a scrappy addict but never thought about pink as the background…may have to try that!

  7. Karlene says:

    It has an entirely different look, almost like a fun puzzle to figure out. Very nice quilt.

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