Saturday, October 30, 2010

Homely Quilt, a re-built Log Cabin


Yeahhh - it's done! It turned out so much better than it looked when only a quilt top! Quilting DOES make the quilt. This starts out as a traditionial Log Cabin, but with some manipulation, I call it a ReBuilt Log Cabin. Look at that unexpected zig-zag effect. On the lower photo, you'll see the bunch of nearly ugly fabrics that were used. The sandwiching was done last Sunday, and it was finished Friday night. The border, (Jewel Box, or Buckeye Beauty blocks) works well as a border, but I'm not sure it 'goes' with this quilt. However, the entire project is quirky enough to be OK.

Look at some of my nearly-uglies used.

16 comments:

Vicki W said...

I like it a lot!

Lynn said...

Oh Elaine - this is not ugly at all but really quite stunning!
Lynn

Quiltin' LibraryLady said...

I really like how it turned out.

Nancy said...

Great Job!

Joyce said...

It's absolutely beautiful! You are right. The quilting can make or break a pieced top. Some of mine have been broken by the quilting...

julieQ said...

Your quilts...EVERY SINGLE ONE!! are just gorgeous! I love the quilting you added...I do truly believe that your quilting makes the quilt. Gorgeous!

Kristy Armstrong said...

Love this quilt!!

Quilts And Pieces said...

I love it! And with the lights it is almost like snow topped log cabins!

paula, the quilter said...

Elaine, this is great! I love the way the log cabins look like they've been twisted.

LC said...

I like this too, Elaine. You do a great job, and using the "uglies" the way you did makes them look great!

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

It's a stunning quilt! (Ugly fabric included). Quilting and binding make such a difference, that's for sure!

Angie said...

Awesome job, Elaine! I agree with the others---the proper word for this quilt is 'stunning'! :) Happy Halloween!

Julie in the Barn said...

The pattern you created is so interesting, especially done in scrappy style. So much to look at. It really holds the eye. I certainly don't find any uglies in there! Just beautiful. I just love all the motifs you use in your quilting. I always get great ideas from you.

Shirley Goff said...

This is a winner. It has a lot of movement. As for uglies, I think it's all in the way they blend together to make beauty.

Anne Ida said...

It turned out wonderful! Congratulations on a great finish!

LynCC said...

wowza! The "rebuilt log cabin" with the buckeye beauty border is not just OK - it's marvelous through and through!

Is there a pattern for this design? This is really cool and I'd love to try it out with my scraps.