Thursday, May 24, 2012

"Step Lively" a Rebuilt Log Cabin

This looks a lot like a previous "Rebuilt Log Cabin" I posted, but it's yet another quilt -- the colors are probably similar.  If you have studied this design, you may notice that I did the same cutting of border corners as I did with the block - look what happens? Hey, cutting off those 4 corners took courage!

I have a Tutorial -- my one and only Tutorial (tab across the top) for a Rebuilt Log Cabin  block.   

It's quilted with a variety of patterns and threads requiring several different needles and a LOT of tension  adjustments.  I'm happy with it, and LOVE the border variation, and really love that I took a chance!  Quilt size is about 65" x 85".  

I quilt on a DSM, a Janome 6500.  I started quilting Sunday, and finished it today, Thursday.








20 comments:

Paula TheQuilter said...

I like the way the borders look. And I am sure it took a lot of courage to cut them off.

Lise said...

Wow..I love love love the borders...you did awesome in getting the scissors and doing it...wow...

Janet O. said...

Very cool effect, Elaine!

QuiltinLibraryLady said...

That's a really stunning border treatment.

~Joan said...

Love how you mix it up with the quilting. It's like a Patsy Thompson/Pajama Quilter sampler! The pebbles look amazing. I might try some.

Gari said...

What a great border idea. And a stunning quilt.

Morah said...

Very, very, very nice borders! Absolutely stunning! I LOVE your tutorial!!!

LC said...

Oooh, I like this too. It gives me a few ideas for some of the tops in my UFO pile! Thank you!

Purple Pam said...

Your twisted log cabin is great. And your quilting is outstanding. Wasn't it scary...and fun...taking a chance?

Lynn said...

Wow, love the way the border looks. I am sure it took lots of courage to whack them off.

Chell said...

Well, aren't you just so smart.....That turned out amazing....Good job!!!

Lori said...

Love that visual "tilt"! You ALWAYS do such a lovely job quilting.

Helen in the UK said...

Another fantastic quilt! Your quilting looks amazing, as always :)

Jean said...

You are truly an inspiration. This quilt looks great!

Heather said...

The quilting is beautiful. I love your border, it extends the feeling of the blocks out to the edges. Very inspiring, thanks!

Bonnie said...

Oh you enabler you! Love the most recent scrappy rebuilt log cabin. And, yes it looks very much like the previous color-wise. But, my oh my! That border is fabulous. You are one creative lady. I'm looking forward to getting back to work on my log cabins... oh, eventually.... things are a bit busy in the household now!

Marilyn said...

Your borders are so cool!

Cyn ;-) said...

OMGoodness... you done great! Love the borders. So inventive. Good for you. I will definitely read your tute on how you did this.

Kathie said...

Great job!!! Love this quilt. Thanks for sharing.
Kathie

Tanya said...

Ooh. Beautiful quilt, and a great border! I BET that took courage to cut the corners off!