I made this log cabin table topper eons ago. Found it stuffed away when looking to see if I had any acceptable inner border fabric for Crazy 4 You. The pieced section stops with the darkest red. I have since added borders as illustrated below. This is square, not cross shaped, but I do like the effect of this image!
Mar 22: Looked through my stash to find enough fabric for a backing
Apr 10: I am piecing the back from fabric from my stash. I have never pieced a backing like this before and may still end up with two quilts instead of one. We shall see!! I also have plenty of coordinating fabric to make some nice place mats. A fun project to work on in my spare time of which I have little!!
Apr 11:After much deliberation, I have decided these need to be separate stand alone quilts.
Apr 13: Prepared the backing from fabric on hand. There is just barely enough for both quilts. Oh yes!
Apr 17: Have the block layout now for the log cabin quilt. And it is quilted!
Jun 04: Finished binding on Log Cabin
SQUARE OFF IS SOLD
Apr 14: Quilted the 2nd one I am calling Square Off.
Jun 05: Finished binding on Square Off
July 21: John Cook bought Square Off & I bought my third car from him.Thank you, John on both counts.
Joan Taylor and I are teaming up to make Tony Trivette a UNC Tar Heels quilt. Joan is piecing the top and I will longarm and bind it. This project is a good ole mountain horse trade venture. I need some work done around here that I can't do, Tony is willing to work for his quilt. Joan and I are trading services. Win, win, win! This eventually proved to be the beginning of J&L Quilters.
Dec 30: Joan has her fabrics now to make the top & I have mine for the backing. They have been pre-washed and are ready to sew!
Jan 2: Joan has been sick but says the top will be shipped Monday! I am planning to piece the backing tomorrow that has been lying across the longarm for several days now. By Thursday there should be a quilt needing only the binding. Several evenings later, it will be done. Soon now, Tony!
Jan 5: The quilt top arrived today. Now that I see it, this one is crying out for one of Sandy's custom designs. The curls in the sashing would make a perfect longarm design that makes this classy looking quilt even better! So the three wins may have just become four wins!
Jan 17: Sandy did her design today. I have had a time seaming the backing but it is now done too. This will be quilted with two layers of cotton batting for extra warmth.
Jan 18: Loaded & basted. Hit a snag in Sandy's design so will longarm when that is fixed.
Jan 20: Longarming done! Binding in progress.
Jan 31: Joan sent 2 matching pillow cases for this quilt - a freebie for him.
Feb 01: Binding, and thus the quilt, is finished!
A quilt for Holly Paino--an amazing artist & friend--in HUGE appreciation
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Feb 11: Piecing has begun! On the first of the triangles, the seams didn't nest like they need to so I had to rip (ever so gently) some partial seams to remedy that. Done.
Feb 12: On the second set of triangles, I got one set of logs on the wrong side of the chimney triangle. I caught the error as I started the second row of logs, ripped the necessary seams and will sew them correctly tomorrow. The good news is I am confident I will make less goofs as I go along. I know now that I can do this quilt. All I need is time and patience. It is pretty darn kool in every aspect.
We do have a lot of fun bantor....
Feb 14: Second set of six triangle blocks is done
Feb 17: Third set is eight triangle blocks is done
Feb 20: Fourth set of 22 triangle blocks is done
Feb 21: Fifth set of 12 diamond blocks is done
Mar 28: Finalized our IQ pattern
Mar 29: Removed & trimmed borders to get rid of waves
Mar 30: Borders re-attached. Loaded. Quilting halted. Slight IQ pattern glitch
Mar 31: Glitch fixed with not just one, but two, IQ pattern options.
Apr 01: QUILTING DAY !!!!! Had a bit of foolish fun with Holly!
Apr 02: It is officially a QUILT !!
Apr 08: Binding is attached & have started hand binding.
Apr 09: FINISHED!
Feb 27: Assembled blocks into 6 large triangle wedges
Mar 01: DONE! The top is in one piece!
Mar 20: Borders are on, Backing is ready
Mar 27: Sandy and I are working on a custom IQ pattern.
Dec 28: Inner top done. Puzzling over what to use for the inner border.
Jan 19: Finished adding the borders. Ready for quilting.
Apr 11: Loaded to quilt. (Customers come first & this is the first break I've had!!)
Apr 12: Quilted!
May 23: I know I posted this on RebBubble this date & so I suspect that is when I finished the binding. So much for details!! It is bound & finished.
Dec 25: Sold to Joanne.
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