I taught the log cabin quilt classes through our local community college's community education program. I also taught it at several quilt shops. I always had one in progress to demonstrate on so I made lots of them.
This quilt was made during the mid 1980's. At that time polyester bonded batting was the only thing the machine quilters were using. This one has double batting! It said on the wrapper that you could leave up to 10" unquilted, so we did. I was a self taught quilter from a non sewing family so I did my best with what I knew.
I think I made this one in the late 1970's when there really weren't many cotton fabrics for quilting available. We were in the poly/cotton blend era.
This quilt has 13 different fabrics in the blocks and every block is identical. The first quilt, the navy and gold one has 7 fabrics in the blocks.
I made this one in 1984 while I owned a quilt shop. I had 3 employees and we spent a lot of time choosing fabrics for log cabin and sampler quilts for ourselves and the customers.
I used 7 fabrics in the blocks and all of the blocks are identical.
I enjoy scrap/multifabric quilts more now. For years I made quilts to demo on in classes and used the fabrics that were available at the shops I taught at. I felt limited in my selection. I enjoy the freedom of working from my stash now. I like to put at least 50 different fabrics in a quilt and if I can use 100 I'm even happier. Now you can see why I don't need more than a half yard of most fabrics.
I have a scrap quilt class to teach today and tomorrow night my daughter's family will be here for 2 days. I also have a high school class reunion birthday party to go to this week. Do you think I could lose 20 pounds by Thursday?
I had another pretty visitor to my flowers yesterday. I think this one is a painted lady.