Monday, July 26, 2010

All sewn together.......

Well, it is all sewn together now.  It is a perfect lap size, or large wallhanging size.  Borders could make it into a twin size.  I'll be pondering all of those things as I go onto the next project.  I achieved the look of transparency that I like so well in the old quilts.  It looks like a dark sheer layer has been laid over the top of a grid of light blocks. 

I have never done a log cabin on point but that would make the design element rectangular and parallel to the sides of the quilt.  Another idea to put on the list of maybes........

22 comments:

paddysdaughter said...

I have not seen a block setting like this, and think it is lovely. Makes me want to make one.....

joulesB said...

i love all the lob cabin settings you have been doing. i wonder if theres a resource that has them all in one place...:) just when i thought i knew them theres another layout to try out :)

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

Splendid! The sheer overlay is very visible.

Pat B said...

Love the look as it's all sewn together. That's a lot of sewing - 89.5 inches per block X 48 = 4296 inches(before sewing the blocks together). Using 4.26 yards of fabric that sews down to 2.57yds. All that times TWO in just a couple of weeks - Amazing!

frebblebit said...

joulesB asks if there is a resource that has the possible log cabin arrangements all in one place: That would be really hard, as the number of arrangements increases exponentially with the number of blocks in the quilt. (Each block can be oriented in one of four ways, and that's without placing the blocks on point.)

BUT I highly recommend a book called Spectacular Scraps: A Simple Approach to Stunning Quilts by Judy Hooworth and Margaret Rolfe. The quilts in this book are made entirely of half-square triangles, and they show a great many arrangments, including a very extensive schematic of possible arrangements in the front part of the book. If you think of a dark/light log cabin block as a big half-square triangle, then you're off to the races.

karenfae said...

turned out great!!
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Sharon M said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. It makes me want to make one.

Marie said...

Lovely - interesting how perspective is so individual. I see a light transparency across the dark blocks.

wordmama said...

I'm so impressed that you came up with what I think is an original log cabin block setting. It's really fabulous.

Mary Keasler said...

WOW - that is gorgeous. I am so inspired.

Leslie said...

Simply gorgeous. If you feel like explaining how you achieved transparency in this quilt, I'd love to hear it. :-)

Muddling Through said...

Oh Wanda it is beautiful!Another case where the whole is truly more than the sum of the parts.

Sue said...

It's wonderful. I really love the traditional patterns.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Another beauty Wanda! I so enjoyed watching you put this one together.

*karendianne. said...

Extremely showy!

Selvage Quilter said...

Wowzers! I like it.

Sharon said...

Beautiful! I love seeing the old, traditional patterns done in batiks. It certainly jazzes the log cabin up! Now I want to make one too.

I think the transparency is so interesting.

Vivian said...

Lovely setting for your striking blocks. I always enjoy seeing which layout you select when there are so many options. Log cabin layouts are such fun.
Tomorrow I hope to post a photo of a log cabin quilt one of my weekend friends made. I think his layout was similar to yours.

Carla said...

It looks just lovely on point! There are so many ways to lay out log cabins and this way is very flattering.

hetty said...

Absolutely stunning! On point, eh? Great idea. I must try that.

Cathi said...

That is absolutely beautiful -- I think it's one of the prettiest log cabin quilts I've ever seen. I'm almost tempted to make one now.

wackywoman said...

It is gorgeous.