Thursday, November 12, 2009
Drawing #3, A Log Cabin Quilt
OK, here is the largest, the most complex, and the last of the quilts I have made using friend Jim's drawings on fabric. All three quilts have had leaves and birds drawn on them....these leaves are just fabulous. Love the bird house too!
The center of the quilt is 12 inches x 14 inches. The Log Cabin blocks are about 6 1/2 inches square and the whole wall quilt is 39 inches square. He made two of these drawings, so I made two quilts...one for him...one for me. This one is mine. His is in totally different colors and so, looks really different...
Over the years, I have made several Log Cabin quilts. You may notice on this one that I quilted the "logs" right down the center. I always quilt a log cabin this way as I really like the way it looks here, rather than the quilting "in the ditch" that some quilters do. I've always thought if I was going to take the time and energy to hand quilt...I wanted it to 'show.' Then, too, there is the fact that I LOVE to hand quilt and proud of it!
IF I could draw like Jim, there is no telling what I could do...but I come up short in the drawing department....at least realistic drawing, so it's nice he's given me these drawings on fabric to make into quilts. Now to get busy doing something I can do......see you next time!!! take care, pat