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Saturday, November 24, 2012

A New Log Cabin Quilt...

...aka "Toad River Log Cabin" - the top is complete and is off to the long arm quilter to do her magic. It measures 93" X 93" and the logs finish to 1" which is as big as I like to take them, usually preferring narrower widths. 


This was one intense piecing project and I kept going over and over every inch of it once it was together - did I flip a block, are the logs where they are supposed to be...did any identical colors get placed next to each other? (Think that happened once??) 
A bird's eye view - taken from the loft...
Will share a photo of the quilt when it returns and the binding gets added. (Pattern is Judy Martin's Snake River Log Cabin)

No doubt, like most of you, when a quilt top is dropped off at the L.A. quilter, you just don't say - here it is and leave right away...there are quilting designs to be decided on and thread color choices to go over. And usually there are other quilters visiting at the same time - which of course means everyone gets to talking and sharing...don't you love that immediate sisterhood! I just had to take a couple of photos of one of the other quilts waiting to be quilted. (Taken with my iPhone so not quite as sharp) The quilt is about twin size (shown folded here)


Isn't this amazing? 


Those little squares are finished to 1/2" - it took the quilter 8 years to complete the top which was inspired by an antique quilt she had seen and wanted to reproduce. During those 8 years, she traveled all over the world with her family and of course, collected "a few" fabrics along the way. There was much discussion as to how it should be quilted - sure hope to see at least a photo of the completed quilt!!   

Wishing everyone a week filled with creativity and holiday preparations...thank  you so much for dropping by to visit!

  

19 comments:

Pondside said...

Two beautiful quilts! While I appreciate the work that went into the tiny squares, I think they would make me a little dizzy. I love a log cabin quilt!

Mimi said...

Wow! You have been busy. That is one beautiful quilt. When you get it back, please take a close up of those blocks. I would love to see just what this quilt all entails. Now as for the other quilt.....yikes. That reminds me of the days way back when we were kids and we did that foldy thing with gum wrappers. That is a real treasure and if it were mine, I would quilt it with Baptist fans which I think just seems to go with the feel (era) of that quilt. Thank you for sharing.

Ruth said...

Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous! You didn't say how yours was going to be quilted. I think I agree with Mimi about the other lady's quilt - Baptist fans.

Maureen said...

Both lovely quilts! Great motion in yours and such tiny pieces in the other.

Carrie P. said...

OOooo! I can see how that quilt would be a little confusing to the eye as you are trying to put it together. It is fabulous. love the postage stamp one too.

Barb said...

lovely finished top! wow - what a lot piecing. you did a beautiful job.
those tiny squares are amazing!

Kindred Quilts said...

Who doesn't have a soft spot for Log Cabin quilts! Yours is spectacular! Certainly can appreciate the eight years the other quilt took to make... goodness!

Janet said...

Wow, these are two wondrous quilts. You are a piecing demon to have got the log cabin done. The postage stamp quilt must have been such a treat to see in the flesh.

lemonverbenalady said...

Breathtaking, TO! Thanks for sharing your talent with us! xxoo Nancy

Sharon said...

Both your log cabin and this postage stamp piece are fabulous. I think baptist fans would be a perfect choice for the scrap quilt, it's such a great all over pattern

David Taylor said...

Looks great, Mom! Nice looking book there (in the loft view) too :)

yarnjourney said...

Your new log cabin quilt is exquisite! I love the colors and pattern. You always show the most fabulous projects.

Aunt 'Reen said...

What a GORGEOUS finish to your Log Cabin quilt! It really looks complicated - but truly wonderful!

Jenny said...

I've made one pieced quilt in my life.

These are inspiring!

I will share mind someday...even though it is a classically 'pointless' pattern. I just couldn't quite get the matching down.

Love that little postage stamp quilt, too!

Nana said...

Love the Log Cabin Pat...one can never have too many of those and the postage stamp is charming. How do you ever get so much done?

Naperville Now said...

whoa! that is fabulous -- forwarding your link to my quilting friends.

Laurie said...

WOW, Pat, that log cabin quilt is wonderful. I have that book and this might just be the nudge I need to try making it. Can't wait to see if quilted.

Splendid Little Stars said...

Your quilt is lovely!
and the other one--all those little squares!

LynCC said...

I *love* your log cabin quilt! And wow - I really can't imagine completing an entire top of 1/2" squares. That's truly amazing. :)