Somewhere in Indiana

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About this Quilt

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Somewhere in Indiana is a beautiful, log cabin throw designed by Laura Piland of Slice of Pi Quilts. It is constructed with chambray fabrics, which gives this quilt an interesting denim-like look without the weight of denim. Feel free to make your version of this quilt with any fabrics you love! Finishing at 64 x 64”, Laura’s quilt is the perfect size for a throw to snuggle up under on your sofa.

Somewhere in Indiana is made up of 16 (16”) log cabin blocks. Using a large design wall or other flat surface while constructing this quilt is a great idea. Before piecing all of the blocks together into rows, trying different arrangements of your blocks on your design wall to decide what arrangement you like best.

About the Designer

excerpt from designer’s website, www.sliceofpiquilts.com

The first time I remember sitting at a sewing machine, I was probably 7 or 8. I sewed a tank top and pair of shorts for a 4-H project. I hated it. The process was long and frustrating. The final product was not soft or stretchy like store-bought clothes. I swore off all sewing.

Fast forward to my adult years. In 2010, a friend had a baby, and I felt the need to make a quilt (who knows where that inkling came from!). I had a hand-me-down sewing machine from my mom “just in case” I needed to sew something. Once I got started, I quickly realized the cheap sewing machine was not going to cut it. I did lots of research and bought a vintage Bernina Record 930. Whenever I had a quilting question, I called my mom, Googled it, then watched a YouTube video. The quilt didn’t turn out too bad, and as they say, the rest is history!

Both of my grandmothers quilt, as does my mom. My maternal great grandfather was a Singer sewing machine repairman. My grandmothers both like to quilt by hand (they piece by machine). My mother pieces and quilts by machine, but prefers to bind by hand. However, I do everything by machine. If it can’t be done by machine, it most likely won’t get done!

I stay at home and homeschool our two young boys. Quilting is to me what fishing is to my husband. It keeps me sane. I also love creating a tangible thing that will provide joy and warmth to others. Most work as a mother and teacher is intangible, so I like that quilting results in something to show for the work put in.

I love trying new things and rarely make the same thing twice. My style is eclectic. I make modern quilts, traditional quilts, and quilts in-between. I make large quilts, mini quilts, and all sizes in-between. I occasionally sew other items, but you’ll mostly see me working on a quilt.

–Laura


Pattern Details

Quilt by: Laura Piland of Slice of Pi Quilts
Skill Level: Easy
Finished Size: 64″ x 64”
Fabrics: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from the Neon Neppy and Greenwich Chambray collections by Robert Kaufman.


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