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Friday, March 18, 2011

Log Cabin Quilt ~ 18 year Work in Progress

What a thrill it was to put the very last stitch into this quilt that has been in progress for about 18 years! I pieced this Log Cabin quilt top along with Lisa who was making her quilt for a gift. We went fabric shopping together and prepared our fabric by ripping it into strips as the directions in her book indicated. Then we got together at my kitchen table and pieced our tops while our little girls played all day. It was so fun and such a nice way to spend a day together.

Lisa finished her quilt, but I folded mine up and put it away knowing that someday I would pull it out and finish it. Well, that day has finally come! Hooray!

What do you think of it? The fabrics and colors are so dated, but I still love them anyway.

Log Cabin Quilt

Log Cabin QuiltI had to wait a few days for the sun to come out so I could hang it over the deck railing for some good pictures!

Log Cabin Quilt

Log Cabin Quilt

Log Cabin QuiltYou can see how crinkly and cozy it is after being washed! I love that about quilts!

Log Cabin Quilt

Log Cabin Quilt

Log Cabin Quilt

Log Cabin Quilt

Log Cabin QuiltI had enough of the top fabrics leftover in my stash to piece the backing and make the binding, even after all these years!

Log Cabin QuiltThis quilt shows off my first attempt at long arm quilting a pantograph design. The design I used was recommended by Kathryn, whose machine I rent time on, as being good for a beginner panto-er, so I went with it and really like it. I should have asked the name of the design, but didn't. It was so fun to do and I love how it turned out!

Log Cabin QuiltA nice ball of coziness!

Log Cabin QuiltWhat happened to all the green? Funny how folding quilts a certain way makes some colors disappear!

Do you have any old projects taking up space in your sewing room that you would like to finish and put into circulation? Go for it! It's a good feeling!

Happy Stitching!

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