Saturday, May 10, 2014

Log cabin finished

Here is what my big log cabin blocks turned into - as promised, I did the boring old straight furrows ... but sometimes the classics are the best. I tried out a few border fabrics but nothing really worked - so again, went back to the old ways, no border at all and a small red print on the binding. It's heading off to the beach house to replace the one on our bed which is just a smidge too small. No such problems here, it's a hoofer.

The quilting is an allover pattern from Christina at A Few Scraps called "Tickled" - I was wondering how on earth to quilt this thing and thought I would distract myself with a few blogs ... and what do you know, she had posted the perfect pattern. I scaled it up a bit and it's not nearly as even as her examples, but it worked really well and was a notch up from an allover meander. Which was my fallback position.

I did the binding at quilters on Thursday, which was lovely - a smaller group than usual but had a good chat with various people who are making lovely things!


  1. Wow, what a lovely quilt! So thrilled to see you made use of a design I posted, thanks so much for letting me know. Happy quilting!

  2. very, very pretty! something about a log cabin quilt... kind of the 'feel good' pattern of the quilt world. anyway, you did a great job on it and i really liked the quilting too. you have come a long way in your quilting skills in a short time! awesome!