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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wow they are big!!

These 4 blocks together measure 32.5" square. That's huge. I guess I should have known the size of the block when the longest strip was 16.5" but it still surprised me. 4 down 32 to go. These are a couple of the layouts in the whole quilt, the one above the center and this one below what the diagonal lines will look like in the barnraising.
I thought each block was rather ugly when I got them done, but once I saw them on the computer screen I didn't think they looked so bad.




I have a bunch more partial blocks made too but now I need to cut some more pieces before I can continue.

31 comments:

Cathi said...

I think they look fabulous!! So much fun to look at!

floribunda... aka Julie said...

you could call it "Kaffe's Cabin" when you're done! I think it's going to be pretty amazing...

swissquilter said...

I love this fabric and your quilt will be stunning. Log Cabin is my favorit!
happy quilting from Switzerland
Edith

Eva said...

The flower in the middle is a good idea! The colors are gorgeous.

Beena said...

I think these blocks are gorgeous! I'm sure either layout is going to be fabulous!!

Maria said...

Wanda the strips just look fabulous made into your log cabin. I love that block for a fast quilt especially when they are so large.
The second layout is my favorite.

Marianne said...

You have done it again; cheered up a very grey and rainy day. Your blocks are beautiful. I admire your ability to get all those wildly patterned fabrics to turn out such a coherent set of blocks. Can't wait to see the final lay-out when you have made all the blocks.
PS the e-mail thing on Blogger profile. I had to hide mine because I received some really nasty mails and closed my blog too due to un-called for comments.

Gene Black said...

Sometimes a single block (or even a small set) lets you look at it to close. Then when the entire quilt is done, you get the surprise of "wow, it really is pretty"
That is just one of the joys of quilting

Julie Bagamary said...

They are beautiful!

jovaliquilts said...

Do you cut your log cabin strips on the lengthwise grain? I have wondered whether it's really worth that or not.

Marion Huyck said...

This quilt is going to be awesome! You really can't miss with Kaffe's fabrics, can you?

Jean said...

Love them....this is a good example of using larger prints for smaller cuts. Lots of people don't think it can be done.

diane said...

I wasn't sure if I would like these or not but they really are great. What a burst of color and a great way to start my day with a smile! Thanks, Wanda! I can't wait to see it when it's all done.

imquilternity said...

Gorgeous blocks Wanda! For using different fabrics than the book, you've still made them very similar. I can't wait to see the whole top.

Needled Mom said...

I love the looks too. It is amazing how well those blocks made up when you put them all together.

Did your daughter love the quilt? Was she surprised or does she follow your blog?

karenfae said...

I must admit I am not comfortable using so many prints but you make it look so easy. That quilt will be fantastic! Log cabins do go together fast.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Vicki W said...

I love those flower centers!

Debra said...

Stunning! Absolutely stunning!

Ruth said...

I love the mix of colors and patterns! Your daily commitment to your art is inspiring!

Roberta said...

What a great way to showcase these beautiful fabrics! Love it!!!

Lucette said...

I like these a lot, especially the center flowers.

Jackie Russell said...

Love the blocks!

LC said...

Oh, what more can I add! These are really nice... and just show what can be done with the most unexpected fabric choices.

Leslie said...

Oh, these blocks are just gorgeous. The fabrics just jump off the screen at me. Really delicious with those flower centers. Have fun and keep posting photos!

hetty said...

Those look like fun!

Kristin L said...

Not ugly -- effervescent! And just think, with those big blocks, you won't have to make so many. :-)

Michael5000 said...

Geez, E.C., you are full of surprises. That's the freshest look for a log cabin I've seen in years. Fantastico.

I don't agree with your ugly-as-singles assessment, but I do agree that they look even better in arrangement. But that's what log cabin is all about.

p.s. Yes, always still reading, even if I'm more of a lurker these days.

GARI said...

Wow, that is going to be such a beautiful quilt. Lucky the person who gets to sleep under it.

Vicky F said...

Hi Wanda
Looks great from here!
I know what you mean about feeling a block is "ugly" when it's so close to your face, then from afar it looks great. A friend and I were doing 5.5-inch log cabins, fussing over which fabrics to use in which blocks, and when our 45-inch top was done we couldn't believe we fussed over the fabrics. Our tops looked almost identical when looked at as a whole.
Vicky F

Anonymous said...

These blocks are absolutely luscious! Love them all. Size does not bother me at all. (*._,*)

J~MT

Ann said...

Do you have any pictures of the finished quilt? I am thinking of making a similar quilt with the flowers as a center block and I am curious as to how yours ended up. Thanks!