|Lib Logs (and Prosper)|
31.5 inches square
Ta Da! Here is my liberated log cabin quilt - all finished! I had this done in time to take to my class with Gwen Marston a few weeks ago, which was my goal. I wanted to show Gwen my finished project from the class I took with her on Liberated Log Cabins last year.
I've just been calling this "Lib Logs", but that's not a very catchy, creative title. I need to come up with something better before I do the label for this! Anyone have any suggestions??
Edited to add: Thanks for all the suggestions for the name! I've decided to go with something I came up with at dinner the other night: "Lib Logs (and Prosper)". It's silly and it makes me smile!
I did all-over "organic straight line" quilting . . . which means there's not really any straight lines. *grin* And I'm really happy with how it worked out. The quilting seems to unify the whole design. The whole quilt top is rather flattened from the quilting, which I think lets the design of the piecing show up well. When Gwen saw this, she asked me "Do you want me to show you how to keep your quilting lines straight?" She had a great big twinkle in her eye when she said that! Love it!
I quilted around the big dots in the aqua. It just seemed like emphasizing those dots was the right thing to do!
Here's a detail shot. I like how the green border fabric that is in the log cabins makes that part of the block seem to be transparent . . . like there's an empty place in the log cabin and you can see the border fabric "showing through" there.
One of the triangle borders. Can you see that subtle triangle?
One of the pieced insert borders. And more "transparency".
This was a fun class to take and a fun quilt to make. It's my new favorite!
|Indigo & Cheddar|
21 inches wide x 19 inches high
I also finished Indigo & Cheddar, from the Small Quilt class with Gwen this year. (see previous post) I machine quilted this with the "fake hand-quilting" stitch on my machine.
Here's a detail shot. It doesn't really look like hand-quilting, but it's different from plain machine stitching.
I went outside my comfort zone with the binding. Gwen suggested I use this red fabric. I was dubious, as it wouldn't have been my choice at all. But I decided to trust Gwen and I love the way it looks! I also tried the binding method I saw at The Quilting Edge blog. I didn't do a perfect job, but I think with some practice it will go better. It was slick and I can see me doing more of this! It's certainly faster than doing it by hand, and easier on the hands as well.
Kathy over at Inspired by Antique Quilts has been inspired by this little quilt to make one of her own! Isn't that fun? Go check out what she's doing. I can't wait to see what she'll come up with. I know it will be wonderful.