Sunday, April 17, 2011

Two finishes, QOV Rebuilt Log Cabin, and Kaleidoscope

I've shown this Rebuilt Log Cabin in process, but it's DONE -- DONE -- DONE! This is the quilt that I had quilted the borders in an overall leafy viney pattern and the result was awful! The organic thing didn't "go" with the patriotic style, and was too eye-catching. So I took out all the border quilting - not as hard as it sounds as my tension was terrible on the back, very loose, making it less difficult to remove. I redid quilting between the borders as plain Stitch-in-the-Ditch, a vast improvement. Next is a short wash to eliminate holes from previous stitches.

Again, you've seen this kaleidoscope quilt but it's all quilted and full of texture. I LOVE it and it's intended as a gift.


Both of these quilts were made from stash. I DID purchase batting.

19 comments:

Angie said...

Ooooh, I do love them BOTH!! You really do good work, you know. :)

Randi said...

I love them both, but I really love that kaleidoscope! You make me want to do one of those so bad!

Paula said...

Really like the Kaleidoscope quilt. :) Great job.

Karen said...

The log cabin quilt is so eye catching! It is hard to tell from the picture. Is it bed size?

Nancy said...

Congratulations on two fabulous finishes.

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

I love both of them! The kaleidoscope colors are very pretty. Great use of your stash!!

paulette said...

I like them both but LOVE LOVE LOVE the kaleidoscope!! Well done!!
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quiltmom said...

Elaine,
They are both lovely quilts- very pretty and the quilting looks terrific on the QOV.
It is always so satisfying when one completes a quilt- never mind two.
Thanks for sharing.
Regards,
Anna

Lynn said...

They both turned out so nice. The quilting sure adds that extra dimension to the pieced fabrics!

Purple Pam said...

Two great quilts finished. I like the quilting. Your quilting is great. Your quilting really did add lots of texture to the kaleidoscope quilt. Congrats.

Helen in the UK said...

Two great finishes - woo hoo!! I'm struggling to see from the photo what (if any) pattern you used for quilting the Kaleidoscope. Is it one of Patsy's loosy goosy type patterns or something else? Looks great whatever it is :)

AnnieO said...

Beautiful! I'm glad your efforts and all that unsewing resulted in exactly what you were going for!

KathieB said...

It's a great finish. All that work and ripping out of quilting--awful. But if you're happy with it, it was all more than worth it. I think it looks sensational.

Ivory Spring said...

Love your projects! I look forward to visiting you again and see the beauties you will be making.

Thanks for visiting me and commenting so that I can visit you back.

Happy Quilting.

Belinda said...

YIPPEE!!! TWO FINISHES!!! And my oh my great finishes they are!! I'm just crazy over both these quilts. That log cabin is certainly a great design!!

Ecommerce said...

Is that what can we call abstract design. I like your style. The color and shape combinations are good. I would like to see more of your designs. Thank you for sharing this post.

Plumbing said...

That was really awesome. The creativity and uniqueness of style is really amazing. I appreciate your good artworks.

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Traditional quilt may be made or given to mark important life events such as marriage, the birth of a child, a family member leaving home, or graduations. On the other hand, modern quilts are not always intended for use as bedding, and may be used as wall hangings, table runners, or tablecloth.

Double Glazing said...

I soon learned that the property came with a log cabin. I decided to see if this cabin could be salvaged and returned to a livable state. My goal is to share this project with others as it develops.