Friday, October 26, 2018

Another Log Cabin Finish

I have finished my second log cabin quilt made from some homespun fabrics I picked up months ago.  This time I used the fabrics in rusty red and tans.



My last log cabin finish was made with a traditional log cabin block.  This time, I went with a courthouse steps variation.



I wanted the look of a vertical strand of beads so I actually made my blocks a rectangular shape and left off the top and bottom strip. 



This small change gave the quilt a whole new look.  
If I had added those last two strips, the columns would have touched.



I recently picked up this wonderful plaid for the backing.  It is hard to see but for the quilting I went with vertical squiggly lines and some opposing loops for the columns of plaids.




 So now I have gotten log cabins out of my system and I am ready to move on.  The rest of the plaids went into my scraps bins so you will start to see them in future scrap quilts.  I enjoyed my time spent making log cabin blocks.  They are fast and easy to sew....my kind of sewing!

A big thanks to Julie for hosting the Log Cabin Loonies event which inspired my quilts.
It has been such fun to see all the log cabin variations!




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24 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

aren't log cabins fun to do

Kate said...

It really does look like strings of beads! Love the colors and the layout. Congrats on another beautiful finish.

CTNBEE said...

It's nice that you have so many ideas and implement them. It's nice that you share your knowledge with us. I very like this pattern and love it. Thanks for such a great post.

Angie said...

Great finish! I love the fabrics/colors and unique arrangement!

9658 Textiles said...

Your quilt does look like beads. like a Pandora bracelet <3. I think your inspiration and color pallet moves this into another category of fabulous!

Barb Neiwert said...

I saw Christmas ornaments when I first looked at your quilt. I know that probably wasn't your intent, but it's all in the eye of the beholder. At any rate, It's a great quilt! Looking forward to see what you'll be working on next!

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

What a lovely quilt. The backing is perfection, and it is always fun to feel like you have satisfied a creative "itch". :)

Frédérique said...

I love Log Cabins! Your quilt is lovely

grammajudyb said...

Log cabins are my favorite block to look at. I have not made many! You've got me thinking I should dive in a make another!

Vicki in MN said...

I love it!! I have never made a courthouse steps, I have always wanted to-someday.

chrisknits said...

Lovely finish! The back side is just so cozy.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love how you had an idea and made it happen! The colors are beautiful in this quilt, Cyndy. Like Vicki, I've never made a Courthouse Steps block, and now it's on my list!

Laura said...

Love everything about it!

julieQ said...

amazing! I LOVE IT!!!

Cathy said...

That is THE perfect backing for that quilt!! I love it, but not quite as much as I love the front, LOL! What a gorgeous qiolt in every way!

Kathy S. said...

Congrats on your beautiful finish. I love your colors!

Quilter Kathy said...

Interesting how leaving off the last strips changes the look of the design... really clever!
I love this quilt... the colour and the homespuns and the design...even the backing is perfect!

Ellie said...

Oh how pretty!

Michele said...

I like the way this turned out.

Sandy Panagos said...

It absolutely does look like strands of beads, Very nice.

Leanne Parsons said...

I love log cabin quilts, too, and your strand of beads variation is fabulous!

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Too Cool!!! And seriously - Plaids - they are the best!!

mangozz said...

I need to make another log cabin quilt! I love your variation and the homespuns make it look so cozy. And that backing is gorgeous - what a find!

Kirstin said...

I love how you can do such different things with cabin blocks, never seen one quite like this before and I love it.

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