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 for 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 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


Dolores said...

Stunning. So glad to hear you like to hand quilt.

sparkle jars said...

This is so wonderful...and I love the way it is quilted. I'm inspired...I think I may start a Christmas log cabin quilt top later today. Oh, and I think we need to form a fan club for Jim!

Willow Witch said...

I am in love.....This drawing just blows me away....and the finished quilt compliments it to perfection...

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sandi s said...

Your quilt is wonderful. I love what you did with the drawing. I love to hand piece and handquilt also. Have a good evening. Sandi

Maggie Ann said...

Between your friend Jim's drawings and your quilting, what treasures!!! Love every bit of it. =)

Sharon said...

A true one in a lifetime gift to yourself...just beautiful

Sharon G

Gaby Bee said...

I have to confess I had not visited your Blog for quite a while.
...still trying to get the hang on Blog reading and figure out a way to grow more hours in a day.
It's a challenge, getting around to all of the wonderful Blogs out there! One could almost live in their computer chair LOL!
Your latest creations are amazing! I would have difficulty choosing a favorite. All are stunning as usual!
Have a wonderful week!
Big hugs, Gaby

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