Friday, November 30, 2018

WHO DOESN'T LIKE A LOG CABIN QUILT? WHAT ABOUT TWO LOG CABIN QUILTS?


This is what our challenge is for this month.....

LOG CABIN

I have always loved the look of a log cabin quilt and the versatility of it is amazing.

Now was my chance....Island Batik makes me step out of my comfort zone.

So when this challenge came up my sister asked me if I ever saw this ruler.


I said no, but was up for the challenge.


Here are my log Cabin squares.  I used a lot of scraps but I wasn't thinking, I've got my large scraps and didn't think at the time about how big I wanted to make it.  If I had thought this through, I would have just made it scrappy instead of each square the same..   Unfortunately for me, I ran out and was only able to make a baby quilt.  My sister, Jeanette, made a much larger one and I am so glad.  This quilt is so pretty and just knew it would be amazing bigger.  Just click on my sister's name and it will take you to her blog.


Isn't it adorable?????

It took me months to cut up my log cabin squares with the ruler, I was so afraid of making a mistake, even tho I had done a practice square out of random fabric scraps.  It wasn't until my sister, Jeanette, cut in to hers that I bit the bullet and did so myself.





Here is the You Tube we used.

Then I quilted it with Aurifil Thread.  I think this is my favorite color because I have another one similar in color and it is almost gone as well.




Well...this is a long winded post today. 

Taking a breath.....


 So...as I am tootaling along, I came across this fun fun you tube.....and yep...I just had to do it.





I had a Crystal Cove Island Stack (equivalent to a layer cake but Island Batik Fabrics).




This works up really fast using the Island Batik Stack.  It is always fun to work with Island Batik fabrics because as I am cutting I think...oh....I love this fabric, no, this one....

I had taken pictures of the process but can't seem to find the pictures, same with the other quilt above.   

Well, nothing like posting the last day of the month.

Have a wonderful Christmas Season!!





16 comments:

Annie said...

I love your baby quilt size in this design. It is a fun looking design. The colors are wonderful too. I also love batiks. They cut so nice, they sew so nice, they press SO nice. And they look beautiful in their own die designs. I just don’t understand people who don’t care for them. How can you not love them?!

KaHolly said...

Very, VERY nice! I want to make one, now!

Gene Black said...

The video makes sewing those curves look so easy. Maybe one day I will get curving piecing - but it hasn't happened yet.

Vicki in MN said...

Oh Barb both your projects are just awesome!! I had never seen either of the videos you posted so thank you!! I do have the curved ruler and used a number of times but not the curves yet;)

Calicojoan said...

Ohhhhh...that curved ruler log cabin is fabulous! I can imagine the terror of cutting into those first few blocks. LOL!!

QuiltShopGal said...

WOW, WOW AND WOW-WOW-WOW. Triple, wow. That is an amazing log cabin quilt. What a great idea.

works4me said...

What a lovely curved log cabin. I am pretty sure I have that ruler and will watch the You Tube. Thanks for providing that.
The half log cabin is quite pretty, also.

Jocelyn said...

Great projects!

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

The curved log cabins quilt is amazing! I have Kea Bee's half log cabin tutorial saved for a future project. Looks like fun!

JJ said...

Your quilts are awesome sister dear and thanks for the shout out.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

That is amazing. I love to see what you come up with using the QCR.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Oh it is very pretty!

Rhonda said...

Now this is something I'll need to try. Thanks Barb for sharing. Your baby quilt is too cute!!!

West Michigan Quilter said...

Love that quilt. I have asked for that ruler for Christmas. Can't wait to try to make one like yours. Great job!

beaquilter said...

I can't believe you made two! Great job! I want to see close ups of the curved one!

Kathleen said...

Two is better than one! I do love the curvy version (and your sister's). How fun to both be doing this and have the moral support for dealing with those curves.