I got inspired to make this quilt when I found an awesome blue-and-white striped sheet at my favorite thrift store. Twin size, great shape, already soft. I couldn't help it - I KNEW that it was going to be the back of a quilt. I started thinking of what I wanted the front to look like, and this is what happened:
It became the back of this wonky log cabin quilt that I gave to some friends who are UNC-CH graduates. I went with blues and whites (for obvious reasons) but I LOVE the simplicity of a quilt with lots of white. White is so forgiving! And I think it makes the log cabin blocks pop out. The finished size of the quilt is somewhere around 75" x 90", depending on where you measure. (HA! I have yet to get the exact-measurement thing down)
I did a pieced binding with the leftovers of the sheet that were wide enough when I trimmed the quilt and some tarheel fabric that I think my mom passed along to me from one of her projects. I love it.
Here's to finding more inspiration in the most unlikely places!