I bought this cheater panel ages ago. It's by Jill McDonald from the what a world collection. I got two of the panels because it was so cute. I thought maybe I'd make some pillows for the basement family room. Then, a year ago we put our house on the market and there, wasn't any point in sewing for the house since I wouldn't be able to use any of it as we were trying to neutralize the decor.
Fast forward to recently and in our new house we've been spending a lot more time in the basement. I needed a quilt for the family room in the new basement. What can I say, it's Iowa and everyone has a finished basement with a family room. I cut apart each of the squares and then built log cabins around them. I used a variety of bright fun colors.
My rule in building the log cabins was that one side would be solid and I would piece the other 3 sides. This allowed maximum efficiency in using my fabric and scraps.
I sashed the all the blocks with this pokka dot. Which I think was from another Jill McDonald collection.
For the backing I sewed together four 1 yard cuts of Perfectly Perched.