Thursday, December 19, 2013

Log Cabin Quilt Top - Finished!

In my effort to sew up all the 30's reproduction fabrics that have been languishing in my stash for years, I thought I would whip out another quilt top after finishing the Churn Dash quilt.  I decided to keep with a traditional block and settled on the Log Cabin. 





A log cabin trick I learned from pattern designer Terry Atkinson is to sew your background fabrics as the last two "logs" for instant sashing.










Now all I have to do with these 12 1/2" blocks is decide on a layout and fill in any missing sashing.


Here is a picture of the finished top.  As you can see, I laid the blocks out on point and filled the inset triangle area with a smaller block.  This entire quilt idea came from Terry Atkinson and I think the pattern is in her My Red Sofa pattern book.


Not sure how close I came to her original design as I couldn't find my copy of the book and just made this from memory.  It is similar to a quilt I made years ago and have always wanted to make a second one.

The background is Kona Eggshell.  I have been storing this in my stash for quite some time.  It is a bit brown for my tastes and has been previously rejected on numerous quilts...but I do like how it worked in this project.  Now the task will be to find an appropriate backing.  
Hmmmm....I might have to do some fabric trading with a friend.

 Amazingly, I STILL have more of these fabrics to work through.  I am waiting for inspiration to see what I do with them next.  Hope you have enjoyed what I have done so far.

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23 comments:

Susan Owenby said...

Whoa! I LOVE it! The eggshell is perfect. :)

Linda B said...

Wow! I love your quilt. I want to make one right now.

Connie Cain said...

Soo pretty!! I really like the eggshell also. Makes me want to make one. :)

Sarah @ mila+cuatro said...

What a great idea to add background fabric as the last logs, I would never have thought of that, and I like the log cabin set on the bias like that.

Esther F. said...

It is such a sweet quilt! I love how you used the bigger and smaller squares on point!
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Mokki stevenson said...

That is a really lovely quilt design. The colours all look well together. Amazing that you made this from the leftovers of your scrap pile! Well done!

Angela Smith said...

This is a beautiful quilt, I love the colours.

Barb and Sharon said...

I love the squares on point.
Barb@Witsend

Sheryl said...

This is gorgeous. I don't even like repro fabrics but seeing what you've done with them? Stellar. Log cabins are always a favourite of mine and this is a layout I haven't seen before. The tiny cabins amp it up even further. Love it!

Vera said...

Cool layout.

Kim M said...

Very nice! I really like how you put the smaller squares in the inset triangle area. I've never seen a log cabin quilt that did that!

Kim @ TiesThatBindQuilting

Snowcatcher said...

I am a huge fan of log cabins, and the fabrics in this make it so eye-catching. The eggshell really does seal the deal!

Gemini Jen NZ said...

That is just beautiful! A perfect use for the reproduction prints. Have a super Christmas!

tubakk said...

This is beautiful! I love log cabin.

ann said...

Beautiful finish!

capitolaquilter said...

Lovely finish and it's always so nice when a trouble maker fabric finally finds the right quilt to be part of.

treadlemusic said...

The eggshell is perfect!!! Perhaps a pieced backing would use some of those lovely pieces. I really love this finish!!! The idea of using the background for the last 2 logs is such a good one. I hope I can remember it!!!! LOL! Hugs........

Elise Lea said...

This is beautiful! I love the little ones you placed around the outside! Great finish!

Rachaeldaisy said...

This is such a gorgeous quilt top! I love everything about it. How clever to incorporate the sashing as part of the blocks.

Kathy said...

Sort of makes me think of mosaic tiling. Very pretty!

LethargicLass said...

I love everything about this!!

Renee said...

Beautiful quilt top! I love the blocks on point, with mini blocks!

Alycia said...

That quilt is gorgeous!! Makes me want to go dig out my 30's repro prints!!! Great job

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