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:

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

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  2. 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.

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

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  4. 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!

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  5. 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!

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

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  7. I love Log Cabins! Your quilt is lovely

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  8. 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!

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

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  10. Lovely finish! The back side is just so cozy.

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  11. 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!

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  12. 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!

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  13. Congrats on your beautiful finish. I love your colors!

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  14. 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!

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  15. I like the way this turned out.

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

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

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

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  19. 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!

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  20. 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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