Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A Special Log Cabin


I admired log cabin quilts when I was growing up, but I never saw a log cabin except in photos until I had been quilting for several years. I quilted this one a couple of weeks ago.

When I taught quiltmaking for community organizations and a chain of fabric stores in the Southeast, the first block we pieced was a log cabin.  Some people went home and immediately pieced a whole bunch.  I pieced log cabin blocks for decorative items and for clothing, but I don't think I ever pieced a log cabin quilt.

I did quilt one for my dear friend Bobbie one summer when we spent several weeks at her mountain cabin.  You can see that quilt here.

When I saw this quilt top, I knew I wanted to quilt another log cabin and thought it would be great if I could quilt this one.  Missy said, "Sure.  I'll mail it to you."  That was last March; life intervened; then I suffered a case of cold feet.  I decided I really need to kick my creativity in the derriere.  She received it in the mail today.  She's going to put the binding on.

Here are more details of the quilting.




I quilted another quilt for her.  I like it even better--probably because it's now a three-person quilt, and in a world of unique quilts, that one is very special!

Happy quiltmaking,

6 comments:

andsewon said...

Lovely quilt! Love Log Cabins and the quilts too!;-)

Rosemary Dickinson said...

Love the quilt and especially love the quilting! Beautiful, as always!!

Missy Shay said...

I am in love with the quilting you did, I don't want to give it up now! LOL

Beth Strand said...

I just love your quilting! You always inspire me!

Charlotta said...

The very first quilt I made was a log cabin quilt. But it's been a very long time sine I made one. I've made court house steps quilts, but not a real log cabin in almost 20 years. You may just have inspired me to get it back on my list!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Sweet of you to quilt it for Missy. Nice job.

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