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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Table runner #3......

I'm auditioning this fabric for the binding on table runner #3.
I'm checking it with the backing fabric too. 
I think it worked pretty well.
A little bit of all three. 
There is a free log cabin ebook available for download here.  It was done by Fons and Porter and it has a good variety of quilt examples as well as charts for how many and what size to cut the logs.  I think I will be referring to it for the cut sizes instead of figuring them out myself.  It covers the traditional block, courthouse steps and the chevron versions.  It is a PDF file to download to your computer.  I have a bunch of pieces leftover from my last batik log cabin quilt so I may add some Kaffe fabrics and make another quilt or maybe a table runner and some mug rugs.  I love log cabin!

22 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

Very interesting colors. The PDF is quite good reference for the blocks. Next couple days are going to be good to stay in and get things done with all the snow. Maybe I will try some tablerunners also. Chris

Glady said...

Good morning, Wanda. You are always up early and blogging, so I check out what is new with you each morning. The binding and backing are perfect for your table runners! I also want to thank you for the information about the free download of the log cabin ebook. It is now on my computer and you're right, it has great charts for the different sizes. I appreciate you passing this along. I'm going to share it on my blog too.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I saw that book too, it looked good.

hetty said...

Thanks for the link, Wanda. Your table runners look terrific!

patty a. said...

The table runners turned out beautiful! The fabric you used on the binding and back is wonderful and happy! I have a book on log cabin quilts that I bought years and years ago. Very traditional stuff. Maybe I will dig it out and post a picture of it tomorrow so everyone can have a good laugh! I have always love the log cabin block too. I have a quilt top that is partially hand quilted that I started over 30 years ago and it is still not done. Can you even imagine the fabric that is in that quilt?! I need to get it out and finish it! Maybe I will post it tomorrow too for additional laughter!

Mary said...

Thanks for the helpful link. Your table runner is beautiful.

Frog Quilter said...

My thoughts exactly!!! Log cabin blocks are so much fun today with... That's why I make them and stack them so when an urge hits me I can grab the stack and play with them. Great table runners.your quilts always please my eyes. Hugs.

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

PRETTY tablerunner. Thanks for the great link!

Chris said...

Nice table runners Wanda - great gift ideas - and I do the same on all of my projects, harmonize the binding to the front and the back. Thanks for sharing - and Merry Christmas!

LavenderBlue said...

You continue to inspire me each and every morning. THX so much for the Log Cabin info!

Maria said...

Love the Table Runners and as usual Wanda you always marry the fabrics sew well.
thanks for the great link.

Quiltdivajulie said...

I love your table runners! I have a whole box of strings waiting to be stitched into runners --- only 5 more wedding quilt blocks to go and then I can PLAY!

Thanks for the heads up about the e-book. Have it downloaded and will read it at lunchtime today.

Gypsy Quilter said...

I really like how you did the quilting on this piece. Such a nice contrast. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon said...

You have been busy! I love the binding you chose, it's perfect front and back. Thanks for all the inspiration throughout the year.
Merry Christmas to you!

Gari in AL said...

I just finished "thumbing" thorugh the log cabin book and was really impressed with their ideas. And I think the combination of their ideas and your fabric choices will make one, or more, beautiful quilts.

JJM said...

Oh WOW Wanda ~ You are magical designer ! Every piece of fabric and stitch blended into dazzling table runners.

J~MT

Marie said...

That backing fabric is spectacular - hopefully the runner gets used both sides up!

judi said...

Wanda, thank you for the log cabin link. LOTS of information, I too usually figure out my own sizes for log cabins. Like to have them precut. Need to print this one out and have at the cutting table.

Angel and Kirby said...

I loaded that book and love one of the quilts in it. I think I will have to make it this coming year.

Lynne said...

Thank you for the link to the ebook - I have downloaded it to my iPad.

Leslie said...

Thank you for the link; that will be useful the next time I make a log cabin. The table runner looks beautiful! :-)

Cathi said...

That binding fabric was a fabulous choice!