Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Log Cabin finish - Chef D'oeuvre!!

I participated in Cecile and Bea's little quilt-a-long since January involving log cabins.  What I loved about this is that there were NO rules.  Well, that was also pretty difficult as well.  You could do whatever size, style you wanted.

I chose to make mine mini, and I was using that same French General fabric I have been trying to get rid of!!  These little blocks didn't use up very much, I'll tell you!

Each block consisted of 4 little 3" log cabins.  Two were courthouse steps;  the other two were more traditional.  The strips were 1-1/4" cut;

to set them, I chose 4 little orphan blocks I'd made for the swap I did with Janet O last year which I rejected.  They aren't log cabin but they are French General so I figured that was ok.

I put them on point and set them with two different shirtings I had.

Quilting?  Well that's another story.  Let's just say I should practice more!! My "feathers" are pretty sad!  And my quilting is very inconsistent.  One good thing is how much I enjoyed using my Janome 6600 free motion quilting.  What a great machine.

Here is what I tried to do:

I am naming this little quilt "The French General downsizes to a log cabin"!!

Cute, hunh?  I usually hate coming up with names but this one was fun.

Did you do their little quilt along??


  1. What a great little quilt, Randy!
    That feathery design looks like a tricky one to quilt. I tried to figure out what the flow of the design was to do a continuous stitch, and I couldn't get it.
    I have been home today working on log cabin-ish blocks for our swap. I didn't get started on it in time to use it as part of Cecile's SAL.

  2. Darling! What did you use to mark it with?

  3. what a pretty little quilt I find small much harder to do and as for quilting less said the better

  4. I love how they look like 4 mini mini quilts in one !

  5. I love your little quilt Randy and quilting these feathers was very courageaous ! Not sure I realized the same drawing with my machine !!
    Congratulations for this great finish and thanks a lot for your participation ! :)

  6. I adore it! I think you feathers look great. Far better than any free motion machine quilting I have done! You've inspired me to give it another try. You were very creative with this one and it paid off. Love it!

  7. That is a beautiful little quilt!

  8. I intended to do it but well, life got in the way. Followed the group and it was fun to see what people came up with. I like yours LOTS ... you did well. Practicing free motion quilting is tough ... not a strong talent of mine ;-) BUT, there are no quilt police and you FINISHED it!! GO GIRL!!! Linda

  9. I love it! We have the same sewing machine!!

  10. Love the name of your log cabin. Mini quilts are fun to do but they sure don't use much fabric.