Thursday, 16 February 2012

Log Cabin Quilt

This log cabin quilt was started in May last year. It's completely hand quilted and has been sewn a block at a time. The best part is ... you can do it anywhere. I keep my fabrics, sewing box, cutting mat, ruler and pencils in a basket which sits next to my seat in the lounge. There have been times when I haven't touched it for months and other times when I've sewn every day. Knowing that I now only have four blocks left to make has motivated me to sew more often :)
 I pulled all the blocks out on Monday night and lay them on the floor to see what the finished quilt will look like and I have to say, I LOVE IT!  This one will definitely not be going anywhere and I can't wait for it to be finished.
 However, having said that, it could take me another 9 months before I finish sewing it all together. I have no idea how long it'll take OR how fiddly it'll be OR how patient I will be OR whether I'll get fed up and it'll take even longer. Who knows!! I'm just hoping the fact that I want it complete is enough to motivate me to keep going :)
 I love that this quilt has used up so many of the fabrics I had in my stash that I didn't know if I would ever use. That it doesn't matter how much or how little on any one fabric you have, it can all be included.  I love looking at all the fabrics and colours and seeing that it doesn't matter if the colours I put next to each other didn't go because at the end of the day the main thing is that you have the light and the dark sides which form the pattern.  How cool is that!
And finally, Emily thought she'd give you an idea of how big the quilt will be. She's 5'4" so I'd say it's definitely longer than 6' and about 6' wide. As she says, big enough for both of us to snuggle under when it's finished :)

xx

8 comments:

  1. I love it Rhona, it's beautiful. xxx

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  2. Wow! That's an heirloom piece Rhona. It really is.

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  3. Wow....that is amazing,Rhona....I think if it was mine it would be going on my bed.

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  4. Oh my goodness Rhona that is absolutely beautiful. The hours you must have spent on making it. What an heirloom that will be, you must be thrilled with it!

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  5. My goodness, it is spectacular Rhona! I admire your patience!

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  6. Oh, Rhona! I LOVE this quilt!!! The colors and your layout are just awesome. I've made a log cabin quilt before, and have been trying to convince Carrie to make one. Maybe she'll be ready after seeing yours.

    I'm interested in knowing more about the quilt-as-you-go concept. I'm curious how you connect the blocks, and also if it's backed with another fabric.

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  7. This is absolutely gorgeous! Your persistence is amazing. I finally gave all my quilt squares to a friend who might actually use them!

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