Sunday, August 05, 2007

A "Staying-In-the-House" Day

No new creation to show today, but yesterday I spent the morning with other quilters for a presentation of 9-patch block/quilts. Gosh, that lady, Judy Gasseling, was wonderful! The things she came up with for all the hundreds of her 9-patches! Such a variety of examples! Her joy and wit, along with her many king-size 9-patch quilts, was so inspiring! I came home fired up to sew.

This is a small quilt I made many years ago. The border fabric with the little flowers is still one of my favorites. This is an early machine quilting project and the first off-center log cabin I made. The dark strips finish at one inch and the narrow yellow strips finish at 1/2 inch. It is machine quilted between the yellow strips with invisible thread, probably a new experience for me at the time, and stitched 1/4 inch to each side of the seam on the dark pieces - not too original, but hey, it works!

Those narrow yellow strips really pucker up! Look how the stripe near the center looks like a flag (quite by accident).

8 comments:

sMC said...

another inspiration, please never stop. :)

Connie W said...

A pretty quilt indeed. Your work is always perfection.

Darcie said...

I love those off-center log cabin quilts...probably more so than "normal" log cabin quilts. They have so much character...and yours speaks loudly with character and charm. Thanks for sharing!

Yvonne said...

I love log cabin quilts and yours are wonderful!

Sonnja said...

What a beautiful log cabin quilt!
Kind Regards,

Sonnja

Deb H said...

Log cabin is one of my favorites. I love how it changes with just a turn of the block, & color placement.

Jo said...

Your making me want to cut some strips and do another log cabin!!!
Wish I could have come out for the quilt day, but neighbors auction was on Saturday. I've seen Judy's quilts and they are great, she is quite a gal.

meggie said...

What a perfectly lovely log cabin! I love yellow.