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Showing posts with label Log Cabin. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Log Cabin. Show all posts

Thursday, May 29, 2014

cabin roses ~ bobbin play


you know that first glimpse of thread on a quilt?  it's rather full of suspense, and what-ifs, isn't it?  in this case, it's especially fun, because the quilting is done from the back side of the quilt, so i have to wait until i 'm done before I can turn it over to see if it looks as good as i hope it will. 

inspired by rachel's roses. it's full of color, delicious texture and sparkly goodness.

 on top of this:
bobbin play... with silver razzle dazzle thread.

i'll be showing my placement technique for bobbin play in the very near future! hopefully in the next post {or two}! 

meanwhile, i love this cabin rose pattern, which i featured in a completed quilt from the early days of my quilting. {from earlier this past january.}

can't wait to finish this one! and i'll be sure to remember to take some more pictures when i make a decision on the companion blocks, and more quilting design. 

and then... this is the thing.  i know... i just can't wait to make more of those pretty log cabin roses!  must be because the flowers in the garden are planted, and this quilt?  well, it's just like planting flowers in fabric!  yay!  but... uh oh. more on put on LIST!  :)

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

cabin roses quilt ~

i'm still reminiscing about some beautiful, older quilts i made, and so enjoyed seeing them again, just recently, at my friend lori's new home.  the pattern is a simplistic log cabin style. and who doesn't love a log cabin?  {not me!}

i actually made two of these, {over ten years ago} and gave the second one to my friend, lori.  she has kept it in amazing and pristine condition. it was a delight to my eyes to see it 'new-to-me' after all this time. i still adore the color combos, and of course, the batik fabrics are something i have always gravitated towards.  in fact, if it wasn't for batiks, i doubt i would have become a quilter!   and those brighter colors have always spoke "come hither" to me!

love those sweet ol' traditional log cabin roses in this quilt. 
i was so new to quilting... and it is truly simply quilted, in a soft, meandering line that circles the roses/centers.  i did use a metallic thread in the roses, and i don't remember what i quilted the rest of the area with...although it was very simply done in wavy, "straightish" lines radiating out in equal-like angles from the center flowers. {two pics above} 

it was just another great way to learn free motion, on a lap-size quilt or picnic-size quilt top without a whole lot of stress, i might add!

this is the super-cute pattern, designed by caroline kearney for studio 55:
i don't know if you can buy the pattern anymore, but i think i need to make it again!  {gotta put it on that "list!"} it was fun to make, and oh-so-charming.  what a great pattern i sure loved as a new quilter.  go for what you love!  {always a good recommendation!} 


Thursday, July 4, 2013

the red, white n' blue and a log cabin ~

happy fourth of july!  

more than just red, white and blue, pink, yellow, and green also make themselves known in this vintage-style quilt.  made from reproduction prints, designed and pieced into this log cabin quilt by my friend annette.  she gave it to me to quilt, at least a year ago.  {maybe two?!}  lol

it was fun to quilt, even though it was a little tough to see with white thread on white fabric.  always makes it more of a challenge for me, especially with my eyes.  

i chose king tut 40 wt 100% cotton for the top thread, matched with masterpiece 50 wt 100% cotton in the bobbin, and a 90/14 topstitch needle, lowering my tension to 2.25. it's a great combo! i also love my bernina #24 open toe "c" foot

image courtesy of the berninausa.com website}

awesome for the free motion work, especially feathers, where there needs to be precision, but more importantly, an open area so i can see where i'm going.

these are the corner blocks, below.  i did a 'fan-shape' {to the best of my ability}.  and i loved making the cute hearts in the red blocks, too.

kept the quilting pretty open and simplified in the busy prints.  it was also a bit of a challenge for me to work with so many seams.  this took about five hours to quilt.  i had kind of forgotten how much i need to move such a bulk of fabric, and keep it free flowing under my needle.  but it was all good ~ {i only had to rip a couple two or three times!}
simple loops and swirls for the patterned fabric.  love the feathers {big surprise huh}. 

 "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
There are several phrases associated with the Statue of Liberty, but the most recognizable is “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” This quote comes from Emma Lazarus' sonnet, New Colossus, which she wrote for a fundraiser auction to raise money for the pedestal upon which the Statue of Liberty now sits. The poem did not receive much recognition and was quite forgotten after the auction.
In the early 1900s and after Lazarus' death, one of her friends began a campaign to memorialize Lazarus and her New Colossus sonnet. The effort was a success, and a plaque with the poem's text was mounted inside the pedestal of the statute.

isn't it interesting that her name was 'Lazarus?"  no coincidence, thank God!!  and thank God for our country, and may we as americans, get on our knees, in repentance, and in gratitude, know the beauty and fullness of His grace, hearing what God has called us to be as One Nation Under God...  that we might not just live in freedom casually, but live it out, as the priceless gift it is.
soli deo gloria

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A New Vintage Log Cabin Quilt ~

This charming quilt was made by by friend, Annette Schipf, and she loves vintage style!  She's also one of those gals who loves piecing, and is quite excellent at it. 
Isn't this just a charming quilt?  A log cabin pattern gone vintage! Sweet, dainty prints, in a perfect setting of pretty, plain white fabric.  It's one of two quilts I have of hers, and I am looking forward quilting it fr her. 
I've got a few ideas for some free motion quilting ... first thing that comes to mind is feathers, as a traditional and vintage style might best be shown off with that motif.  All white thread to quilt it ... definitely, I believe, for the entire quilt.
 But what do in the space that have the colorful prints?  More feathers?  Perhaps a daisy flower motif; taking inspiration from one of the prints?
 Would you like to "shoot the breeze" with me on some other ideas for quilting this piece?   

... dreamin' 'bout a little summertime quilting!


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