December 13, 2009

Unusual Log Cabin

Here it is . . . the finished log cabin quilt I made for Leslie, my Blockhead buddy. I'm really pleased with the way it turned out and Leslie loved it. The piecing was a challenge because there were so many points converging at the end of each football shape. I feel it was worth the extra work to get this unique kaleidoscope & star combination. Each block measured 3-1/2" and the overall quilt is around 14" square.

Here's the quilt that I received from Jean. The inspiration I gave her was a photo of a macaw. She used the colors in the photo and created this wonderful snail trail quilt. Thank you Jean, I love it.This is the base fabric that I'm using for a surface texture experiment. Something sturdy and colorful. Hmmm . . . what could it be?This pile of scraps is the middle layer of this colorful sandwich. This technique uses tons of leftover scraps. If you're a pack rat and have lots of patience, this may be for you.If you want to know more, here's the link to the Country Channel TV that Sandy sent to me a couple of weeks ago. Be sure to search for all episodes of Talking Threads.

I'll show more as progress is made. I started with a piece 24 x 30", I should have started with a 12" square. Don't follow my example unless you're a glutton for punishment!! LOL