Friday, September 28, 2018

Log Cabin Finish

I know that for many quilters, the basting and quilting step is one that slows down the finishing of a quilt.  I am just the opposite.  If I can get a project to the quilt top stage, quilting and binding are usually only days away.



I had no plans to make a log cabin quilt until Julie decided to host the Log Cabin Loonies over on her blog and I just didn't want to be left out.




I had picked up the plaid fabrics when I did a Trunk Show Presentation at a guild meeting.  They had tubs of plaids and stripes they were selling.  I quickly sorted out these in greens, blues and browns.  They have been waiting patiently for the right project and I knew a traditional log cabin quilt would be perfect.




I used 2.5" centers and 1.5" strips for the blocks.  They finished up at 8".  
I shared how I made the diamond detail in this previous post.  




My favorite quilt store is closing so I made one final shopping trip to wish the owners luck in their retirement.  I was able to pick up a super soft gray brushed cotton for the backing and binding - I knew I was not going to have anything quilt right in my stash.  (All the fabric was 40% off so it went into the big stack of fabric I brought home with me).

I had so much fun sewing up this log cabin, I decided to get out the burgundy plaids I bought at the same guild meeting and start a second quilt.  Something to share at a later date!




Linking Up:

JulieKQuilts (Log Cabin Loonies)

29 comments:

  1. Great use of those plaids! And it must have been fun if you're already plotting another.

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  2. Hard to beat plaids in a traditional block like log cabin!

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  3. This is a great quilt. Love the plaids. Also love the pop of color with the center diamond detail.

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  4. This is awesome! I love plaids and so perfect with a log block. Your choice of adding those centers really pops the quilt.

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  5. What a wonderful quilt! The plaids make this a real gem and adding the diamond corners takes this quilt form pretty to outstanding.

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  6. Beautiful quilt Cynthia! I love that you did it with plaids - makes me want to get out mine and put them to good use.

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  7. Wonderful! Congrats on another winner!

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  8. Your quilt looks wonderful especially with the extra pieces in the middle, thanks for sharing how you did this.

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  9. A lovely use of the plaids. And again, those little centre squares are such a great feature.

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  10. I've collected any plaids, and now I'm truly sorry that I didn't. That quilt looks so comfortable and cozy. Thanks for sharing and showing us how to put a little color in the middle of the neutral spaces.

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  11. I love the plaids in this log cabin quilt. The quilt is so comfy and calming looking. Makes me want to start a log cabin quilt right now! Great job! Nadine Willis rnwillis@velotech.net

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  12. A great finish and a traditional design

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  13. I am in vast love with that quilt!! It is perfect!!

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  14. Your log cabin quilt really is lovely, Cyndy! It looks so homey and warm. You are really doing a ton of finishing these days - that's so impressive!

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  15. This is fantastic! The little diamonds add so much. The colors are gorgeous!

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  16. Between the wovens and the brushed back, I'll bet this one is super duper cuddly! Very handsome and masculine. Congrats on a fun and beautiful finish!

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  17. Love the plaids in your log cabin quilt! It almost has a nostalgic feel about it! It turned out beautifully!

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  18. This quilt looks better with every step! Love it! It turned out great!

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  19. I love the idea of quilting with plaids -- it's not something I've done before. Congratulations on a beautiful finish!

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  20. It is a beauty and the perfect pattern for the fabric. I'm with you about once a top is done the sandwiching and quilting follow quite soon for me too. A lovely quilt all over.

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  21. Oh, I’m in love! Between the colors, the plaids and your added diamonds, this has vaulted to the top of my all-time favorite log cabin quilts. Just stunning!! And like you, once the blocks are sewn into a flimsy, the finish is right around the corner. :-)

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  22. This says "Winter" to me. It looks so beautiful with the variety of white/cream background and the grey/blue plaids. It will be interesting to see the burgundy one finished. I'm thinking this finished about 48 x 64. Is that right?

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  23. What a wonderfully plaid quilt. It speaks volumes of comfort. I love plaid fabrics also.

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  24. What a nice quilt! For you to snuggle under, or … well what size did it finish at, do not recall you saying.

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  25. Looks like a lot of work and it paid off in a beautiful quilt. Love it.

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  26. I love it! It reminds me of the flannel cabin quilts I made with my mom. We used some very similar fabrics.

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  27. Love the soft grays and blues, it's a perfect cuddle quilt for fall.

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