09 June 2020

A log cabin quilt



I was watching Design Matter TV and Linda was talking about the first quilt she had ever made (if I remember correctly). It was a log cabin which was the first large bed sized quilt I ever made as well. I had made a baby quilt in 1971 but the log cabin I made was a "quilt-in-a-day". It was a bear paw. 

Well, I was cleaning my downstairs sewing space and found seven fabrics I had purchased to make Brian, my partner, a bed quilt. For some reason it seemed like too much trouble to cut a traditional quilt and I just made him an all pinks,reds and purple quilt from solids I would never use instead


I had cleaned right after watch the log cabin episode and "strangely" enough there were 3 lights and 3 darks and a hot pink that would be perfect for a log cabin so I set out....


I am used to strip piecing but she had a ironing technique that changed the way I will iron forever.






Now all I have to do is figure out what design I will use to assemble it.


7 comments:

  1. OOps. The first quilt WAS a log cabin but the second QIAD was the bear paw.

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  2. Love the colors and pattern on the second! All I have ever done was a pattern that I can't remember the name of, and
    both of them are lap quilts. I look forward to seeing your finished one!

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    1. You won't have to wait long. It comes out Thursday, I think.

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  3. The pinks and purples quilt is gorgeous! But the second looks great too. Can't wait to see the finished quilt! Great to see you're still going strong, Beth.

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    1. Thanks Cris. Made paste paper yesterday!

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  4. OMG, LOVE LOVE LOVE them!!!! I thought that was pretty cool, an "in a day" quilt. I think I'm on my 3rd week of my little experiemental quilt. But the cool thing is that I'm still working on it rather than quitting! Actually, I have 2 going, it just happened, but both will be small, probably nine square quilts. I'm so curious if one needs that free arm machine to do the quilting/"drawing", or a special foot. I've started watching some of that online. I LOVE your new colors!!!!!!

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    1. Thanks Rita. When it comes to the "free motion" I can show you how.

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