Sunday, October 01, 2006

Rebuilt Log Cabin DONE, with Bonus Table Runner

My Rebuilt Log Cabin is DONE! Yeah -- I think it turned out just fine, considering it truly was a scap quilt. And I didn't purchase one piece (...uhhh... recently) for the project. I machine quilted it, on a year- old Janome Memory Craft 6500, on which I had never machine quilted, and I am very pleased with the evenness it stitched, (no stitch regulator other than my own hands). I used a regular sewing machine thread (a fine Metrosene) in the bobbin, and randomly chose 2 different heavier threads for the top, that sorta matched. Brown was too obvious so I ended up with a gray. The light you see on the closeup shot of the block is not thread, it's reflection. I used a light on the diagonal light areas, and dark, on the diagonal dark areas. (duhhh!) I had 4 blocks that were trimmed wrong (tilted to the left) so I made them into a bonus table runner. This pattern and colors blend well with wood and antiques in my house.

I must tell a short story about the techie who installed my new DSL Line. Almost always, I have a quilt on my living room floor, in one stage or another. I try to watch who visits, because sometimes it must be invisible - there has been more than one man who walked right over it, so I now watch carefully. This techie came to the door, and walked carefully around the quilt, and turned to me and said, "Hey, that might look good with Prairie Points!" Wow, I loved him! He knew all about quilts, the lingo, etc. When he turned on the computer, this Blog page is my home page, and he even took the time to look at the quilts! I love him. Wish I knew his mom so I could tell her what a good 'boy' she raised. A good day.


bettsylyn (Lynda) said...

Congratulations! And it looks wonderful!
And what a wonderful techie. I have tried to train my three boys and I am sure that they have learnt some respect but I doubt if they would ever know more than than that.(However I will say that at least they learnt to be patient in quilt and craft shops, that must count for something.) So big points to the quilter who passed on her love of quilting.

Anonymous said...

I seriously laughed out loud at the techie's prairie points comment!! Good for him... more men should appreciate quilts for what they are, and not say, "Oh, it's a blanket. Thanks."

Sheila in Ohio

Mary Johnson said...

How funny that the DSL guy knew quilt lingo! My son's friends were here for the wedding and one of them is a designer - he kept commenting on the professional looking work on my quilts and asking why I'm not in business. Luckily I don't need to be and I prefer to give my quilts away to children's charities!