I would LOVE to read your comments, but due to wanting to visit as many entrants as possible this week, I won't be answering comments. However, I will gladly visit your blog and leave a comment for you! Thank you for understanding.
This is my second entry in the Festival. You can see my other entry here. Strangely enough, both of my entries are log cabins and challenge quilts! This quilt is entered in the "Wallhanging" category.
18 inches by 25 inches
These logs finish at 1 inch. I did not paper piece this. Really, it was easy enough that I didn't need too. I picked out my blue fabrics and the off-white fabrics, cut them into 1 1/2 inch strips and put each set into a paper bag. As I pieced, I simply pulled a blue strip from it's bag or an off-white from it's bag and sewed it on. My only "rule" was that I couldn't put the same fabric touching itself anywhere in the quilt. I believe I managed that, but I really haven't looked that closely since I made this! *grin*
It's all pieced except for the chimneys and windows on the houses, which are fused on. Oh, and the star on the flag is fused, as well.
When I quilted this, I made sure that I stitched through all the fused elements just to make sure that they would stay put.
I even carried the patriotic theme onto the back! This quilt hangs in my guest room, which I decorated in a red, white & blue patriotic theme.
Surprisingly, even though the log cabin block is one of my all-time favorites, I have yet to make a log cabin quilt that is big enough to snuggle with!
I would be honored if you would vote for my Hometown U.S.A. quilt in the "Wallhanging" category. Thank you!