Monday, January 14, 2013

Cabin Fever!!

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Seems to me there is a trend of Log Cabin quilts lately.  I think it is a wonderful, traditional pattern.

Here is my quilt "Little Quilt on the Prairie".  I swapped finished blocks with my buddy Jill.



The backing is this fun vintage print advertising fabric.


The pattern is published in the new issue of Quilt Almanac 2013.


After being away I wanted to come home and sew something.  So I made this little doll quilt.  The logs are 3/4".  I think it would look great as a full sized quilt too.

 
I always think quilting these are a challenge.  I did what I call "Asian water" in the black furrows and diagonal lines in the tan furrows.


The backing is this great print of Mexican beads.


I also experimented with a red and tan combo.


Here is the back.  I quilted it with one large fan.  I'll probably use it for a candle or on my bedside table.


Here is the link to my Cabin Fever Pinterest board.  There are some great quilt ideas there.

On my next quilting post, I'll share with you a log cabin UFO that is nearly 20 years old.  How did that happen?

42 comments:

  1. Wow Barb--one of the prettiest log cabins I've ever seen. Just beautiful! And special because of the swap.

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  2. Congratulations!! Your quilt looks great in the magazine - fabulous and scrappy. I will have to look for a copy. You're such a talented quilter!! :0) The little black quilt is lovely - the quilting is very effective. I need to go sew right now!!

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  3. I love log cabin quilts and am working on one now too! I LOVE your quilt and the layout...will have to find the magazine
    congrats on getting it published its wonderful!

    both of the new ones are adorable! will send you a picture of a quilt with great quilting idea for these quilts
    in mho....
    again congrats!
    Kathie

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  4. I have never seen that pattern, the first post. The grid of lights and darks is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I have never seen that pattern, the first post. The grid of lights and darks is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks ginger!
      See you soon at guild.

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    2. Thanks ginger!
      See you soon at guild.

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  6. log cabin is one of my favorite patterns. Love, Love, Love all your quilts.
    Can't wait to see your 20 year old UFO.

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  7. I love ALL of your log cabins! They're gorgeous! And there are some really good ones on your Pinterest board, too! Thanks!

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  8. Look at you, published and everything! What a delightful pattern--I love the 4-patch centers!
    And that black and gold mini (be still my heart!), just gorgeous.
    Tan and red are great together (throw in a little black and I am helpless).
    Wonderful post, Barb.
    BTW, I love the name "Asian Water", just wish I could see what it looks like. : )

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  9. Great finishes. One of my all time fav patterns. Woohoo!!!

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  10. Oh Barb that log cabin is amazing! Love the 4 patch centers! AMAZING!

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  11. I really think that Little Quilt on the Prarie wants to come live at my house!! It is fantastic.

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  12. All of your log cabins are great. Congrats on being published - is this a first for you?

    You are like a pig to truffles for finding unique fabrics! I love the backings!!

    Judy

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  13. Count me in as a log cabin fan, although it's been ages since I've made one. And...you always seem to have the most amazing backing fabrics! The Mexican bead fabric is fabulous!

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  14. Congratulations on the magazine!! The log cabins are all wonderful - you always have the best backing fabric. I am working on a log cabin too - for me it is a stash-buster for the start of a new year.

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  15. Your quilt is wonderful and it's great that it was published. Now everyone can enjoy it. I especially like how you laid out the blocks to create a secondary pattern with the lights and darks. It would be fun to do an exchange with friends. Good idea.

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  16. Beautiful! Love!! the colors in your log cabin quilt!

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  17. I love the idea of using four patches in the center, really makes the quilt sparkle!

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  18. OMG, this is one of the most beautiful Log Cabin quilts I've ever seen. I'm off to purchase the magazine right now.

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  19. I absolutely love this log cabin quilt. The 4-patch centers would seem to be such a simple change from tradition, but what a dramatic difference it makes in the look of the finished quilt. It really is quite stunning. And how exciting to have it published! I'll be on the lookout for that issue. This is quite the post. One beauty after another, Barb. Makes me want to get out my skinny little strips and get going on some log cabin blocks.
    By the way, your use of unique, interesting backing fabrics is always great fun to see. It makes me brave enough to try some unusual ones myself, now and then. Thanks for leading the way!

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  20. I had to leave another comment teehee! I dashed out to the grocery store just to purchase the magazine. LOL Such silliness!

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  21. The log cabin you made with blocks made by you and Jill is wonderful, wonderful. I have quite a fondness for log cabin quilts. This one has added interest with being scrappy and the four patch in the blocks.

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  22. Fabulous log cabin quilt - love the setting!!
    Will look for that magazine on Wednesday when I go shopping ...a big congrats to you!!
    just finished a large log cabin before Christmas & now The wedding quilt I am piecing is a log cabin in two colors. Never have done that before - most have been scrappy or multi at least.

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  23. Great quilt! Love all of your LC variations. Congratualtions on the pattern - I'll be sure and pick that issue up!

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  24. Love all the log cabins but especially the block swap first one - stunning on a large scale like that! Haven't done a log cabin for a long time but I can imagine that getting addictive :)
    Every Stitch

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  25. Of course, I love log cabin quilts and your is amazing! I think I'll get the magazine so I'll maybe remember that I should make it some day. I'm working on a log cabin quilt now, so don't want to start another one just yet. How big are the blocks?

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  26. Congrats on the magazine - I just love log cabin quilts and the 4 patch center really is an awesome addition.

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  27. Hi Barb!
    Awesome log cabin quilts. They are beautiful and fun! I bought that magazine and was drooling over the log cabin. Perhaps it's time to make one. It is snowing big juicy flakes here in Dallas this morning. Perfect for sewing!!

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  28. Wow -- it's gorgeous Barb! I love it when log cabins have a different block in the center and your 4-patches are perfect!

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  29. I loved your log cabin when it was in the 2011 show. It's great to see it again. The black/tan blocks are wonderful, and of course, your backings are always fun. Congratulations on being published!! Way to go, Barb!

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  30. I love log cabin quilts! How clever is your 4 patch log cabin! That will be a popular pattern for sure! I love your quilting on the little cabin and your backings are always the best! Mexican bead fabric, fancy that! I'm so looking forward to seeing your 20 year old ufo!

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  31. I love log cabin quilts, but have only made one big one. Congrats on the magazine!! It looks great!

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  32. Very cool! Congrats on the publication! Love the 4 patch inside the log cabin. Even better since you exchanged with a friend.

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  33. I love the 4 patches in the center, it gives it a very different look.
    Iknow what you mean about getting back to some sewing, even something little can bring some satisfaction!

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  34. Love the log cabin quilt; congratulations on having it published.

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  35. Oh good golly molly, that is an awesome quilt!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!

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  36. How did I miss this post?! Anyway, wonderful quilt, just wonderful. How exciting!

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  37. So I was sketching out a Log Cabin in church the other day (I promise I was listening) and put a windmill four-patch in the center of a Log Cabin block. So how cool to see your log cabin with a center block with some piecing. I loved your Log Cabin "show." Now I've got to get busy!

    E.

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