Saturday, January 11, 2014

Final decision.......

I finished the last 8 blocks and this is the final layout.  Since I have an uneven number of blocks in both directions none of the symmetrical layouts would work unless I had it off center. I will sew it together today.  It should finish at approximately 77" x 99".  I had intended to make it smaller but somehow I just had to fill that whole double design wall with one row barely hanging onto the right edge.  It will have a dark binding to finish it off, whatever plaid or stripe I have enough of to do the job.
I thought is was appropriate to finish these two mug rugs last night as they seemed to fit the theme.  The little squares were cut over 20 years ago and sewn together in 2012.  I quilted them this week and finished the binding last night.

20 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

Never to late to finish something. I started to look in my piles for quick finishes. Chris

HollyM said...

I like the lay out that you chose. Certainly more vibrant than some others. You are so productive!

suemac said...

it is great to have friends come over and help. The layout is great. I bet you had goodies ready and made it a party.

crazylegs said...

Love your log cabin quilt, so much fun to play with different layouts!

Debbie said...

This is a great layout....really love it. I never tire of a great log cabin quilt.

Mary said...

Great final layout, using up some 20 year old cuts, and time with friends. I'd say you had a very good day.

Linda Swanekamp said...

Love the layout!! Now, I don't like plaids, but this is just fabulous, a real jewel. How you made something like this out of ordinary plaids, not fancy fabric, is a testament to your skill and imagination. The whole design moves and sparkles.

Karen H said...

I love the layout - it looks great! I recognize some of the "country blue" fabrics. I used a lot of that back in the day. :)

Elaine said...

Those mug rugs are a new definition of WIP:) I really like the off center design of the quilt.

Needled Mom said...

The final design is beautiful and a nice size too.

I'm glad it appears to have warmed up a bit for you there.

JJM said...

Oh Wanda it does look great... And your sweet mug rugs too.

JJM

Cathi said...

It really looks fabulous - so warm and such a classic design!
Your mug rugs are adorable. So very colourful and cheerful.

Colleen said...

Love the layout and the cute mug rugs :)

Judy Dietrich said...

Great layout design--very stunning. It did fill up that entire design wall, but it was worth it!! Neat mug rugs.

Vicki W said...

I like that a lot!

Candace said...

Great Layout. Your blocks are really pretty too. I love a log cabin quilt!

Purple Pam said...

Darling mug rugs. This goes to show that "old" UFOs can be finished eventually! Your quilt layout is great. It is amazing what you can do with a simple log cabin design.

Sheila said...

I love a log cabin quilt. I've enjoyed watching you piece and play with these blocks. LOVE your mug rugs, too.

Kevin the Quilter said...

Just delicious Wanda! Traditionally modern! I am intrigued as to if you keep track of when you cut things? How did you know you cut the little squares 20 years ago? LOL

Brown Family said...

It is great! I have been finishing small projects all week!