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??
What a great little quilt, Randy!ReplyDelete
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.
Darling! What did you use to mark it with?ReplyDelete
Love the quilt name!ReplyDelete
what a pretty little quilt I find small much harder to do and as for quilting less said the betterReplyDelete
I love how they look like 4 mini mini quilts in one !ReplyDelete
I love your little quilt Randy and quilting these feathers was very courageaous ! Not sure I realized the same drawing with my machine !!ReplyDelete
Congratulations for this great finish and thanks a lot for your participation ! :)
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!ReplyDelete
That is a beautiful little quilt!ReplyDelete
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!!! LindaReplyDelete
I love it! We have the same sewing machine!!ReplyDelete
Love the name of your log cabin. Mini quilts are fun to do but they sure don't use much fabric.ReplyDelete