Sunday, September 24, 2006

"Water Logged Cabin"



Another scrappy quilt - I pulled most of the fabric from my stash - I made this some time ago. This is made similar to the previous Rebuilt Log Cabin, where the blocks are made oversize, then the corners are trimmed off and resewn to opposite sides. Doesn’t that technique give even more life to a Log Cabin? I had many scraps of purples, blues, greens, and I was aiming for an ocean-looking quilt. I asked the machine quilter for a swirly, kelp-like, frond-y pattern. She did a fantastic job!

I went one step farther, and beaded the corners with small blue and purple glass bubbley beads. The beading is minimal because I had visions of actually USING this double bed sized quilt.

The full size photo was taken at a quilt show – it shows off the bargello-based border that I adapted from the bargello techniques and samples adapted from Bonnie at www.quiltville.com What a versatile block.

I am sometimes a hand quilter, and sometimes a machine quilter, on my home machine. I’m not so great at machine quilting, but I keep practicing and am getting better. I've even experienced some moments of absolutely lovely machine quilting! Here’s also a closeup of the wonderful machine quilting done by a long-arm machine quilting friend.

7 comments:

Vicky said...

Another beauty! You've got tons of patience, too. I get impatient sewing those pieces together! LOL

(Hugs)

bettsy said...

Oh, this one is beautiful. There is so much movement and I thought straight away of water. And I think the colours are just about all my favourites. Great work!

Anonymous said...

Wonderfull, cool site and super ability. When will I see you next Babe-O. Your retired husband. RAM. Lets take a vacation. :-)

joyce said...

I love what you have done with log cabin blocks. I especially like the one in the previous post. It is so much more lively after your treatment. I have just finished a Wonky Log Cabin so I am very interested in what other people are doing with log cabins. GReat work.

Shelina said...

Vicky from LA Quilter sent me. This is a beautiful quilt- and the angles to the log cabin does make it sing. The border is great too.

Dawn said...

OK, so now you have me really curious! I love the look of these log cabins. Can we see a closeup of the log cabin block? And I want to see the beading - how fun! It does look like an ocean! It is wonderful!

Marcie said...

Wow, Elaine, that is awesome! I really have to try that for a border! The log cabin is really cool also. I think I saw this on your blog when you posted it--it is very different and eye striking!