Saturday, September 5, 2015

Log cabin quilt

I love this log cabin quilt made by Carol, aka-the scrap quilt queen.

Do you have quilts that you can tell who made it by their fabric? Neon pink and red and orange fish? That's gotta be Carol's quilt! She uses those among several others all. the. time in her scrap quilts. I love it!

Anyway, you can see what I did here--a simple feather in the dark and a swirly flower in the light. That design is kind of a new one to me, and I really like it. I don't remember where I saw it, but you start by doing a row of swirls down the center, then come back and bump-bump-bump the petals all the way back. Then you echo the petals and do a little round leaf here and there. Then you do the same again on the bottom side. It really fills in those log steps nicely--they can be awkward to fill in sometimes.

Circles in the red border, and a loop in the piano key border. Notice how she stitched the outer edge of her quilt. Your longarmer loves that when you have an outer border with a million pieces in it. It keeps the seams from pulling out and unraveling and helps tame the fullness that can happen.

Enjoy your quilt Carol!

1 comment:

Vic in NH said...

Thank you for sharing Carol's wonderful quilt! Your handsome quilting truly adds value to an already magnificent scrappy quilt. Thanks for the tip about the stay-stitching around the edges, too. I feel another Log Cabin coming on...LOL!