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Monday, September 7, 2009

Log Cabin-ish-y Quilt

bird on black fabric quilt detail, binding, borders

I thought I'd mentioned this quilt before but I can't find anything about it, so maybe not. If so, well, here you go again.

bird on black fabric quilt detail

I made the top for this quilt right before our summer vacation. I got about 1/5 of the way done with the quilting when I just ran out of time and had to leave. Now, I know I'm not the only one who'd do this (please feel free to chime in with a "me too") so I feel I can tell you ... I packed up the sewing machine and took the whole project with me ... from Florida to Wisconsin to Tennessee to the Carolinas and back to Florida.

I did not get a chance to finish the quilt at the cottage, though I did get to use the sewing machine to modify a few t-shirts for a family picture. We all had tye-dyed shirts and, using awesome elastic thread, I was able to make halters, tanks, v-necks, etc. for the girls. Perhaps someday my niece will send some pictures to me so I can post them (hint, hint).

bird on black fabric quilt back detail

In Hilton Head, SC, on the way home, I found some time and completed the quilting and put the binding on. And then this week, sitting through a long tedious day of meetings with attorneys, I finished hand sewing the binding.

bird on black fabric quilt

The starting point fabric in the quilt is the black with pink bird and flowers. The blocks are sewn log-cabin style, but are random as is my preference most of the time. There are quite a few Anna Maria Horner fabrics mixed into this. I've used the same fabric for the binding before and love the way it looks when it's complete.

The backside is a red Ikea fabric with a row of blocks.

I love the cheeriness of this quilt. It makes my heart sing to look at it.

1 comment:

  1. love the boldness of this quilt! no wonder it makes you happy!

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