Saturday, 10 October 2009

Bloggers' Quilt Festival - Fall 2009

I am so glad I made it back in time for Amy's Quilt Festival as the Spring Festival was such fun and led me to lots of new blogger friends!

As I've already written about my favourite quilt , this time I've chosen a log cabin, another quilt that really tried my patience (!) as the logs were only 3/4" finished which not only took forever to cut and piece but - all that pressing !!!!



I just love the placement of the blocks, which I found in a very old Quiltmaker magazine I 'inherited' from a quiltie friend here in Brittany and as this has now been passed on ( English language quilting mags are very precious here in France !!) I can't tell you which issue it was! Every time I look at this quilt I can see something different as there are stars and diamonds, squares and triangles, some straight furrows, sunshine & shadows and maybe even a little barn raising? All this in one quilt - it doesn't get much better than that !!

I also made my first pieced back for this quilt, nothing very flash, but just one big log cabin type block to make the fabric go a little further which works for me !





In spite of the scorched fingers (!) it was certainly worth the time & trouble and has become a firm favourite of mine and most of the family, which is why it still lives with me and hasn't found a new home as I am too much of a coward to decided who to give it too!

26 comments:

Jean said...

This is a beautiful quilt. I like the log cabin as there are many settings for the blocks. 3/4" are pretty small strips, you deserve a medal!

cozy quilter said...

I love the setting you chose for your blocks. One of the first quilts I made was a log cabin except my strips were 2" wide!

Kristie said...

I love that quilt! I have a UFO log cabin. I have about half of the blocks finished and could never figure out which setting that I wanted to do with them but after seeing yours, I think I have decided to set it up like that!!!
Thanks for sharing!
Kristie

Zonnah said...

I love log cabin quilts, yours is beautiful!

Gretchen said...

Love the quilt! Just beautiful!

AnnieO said...

I made a log cabin with 1 1/2" strips and that was a lot of pressing--your poor fingers definitely must have gotten heatstroke! The setting is very unusual and definitely always interesting to look at. Thanks for sharing your quilt's story.

Gina said...

Great quilt. I love log cabin quilts

Love and hugs Gina xxx

tooznie said...

Log cabins look great when they are finished, but they drive me batty while I do them! Your's has come up very nicely, I quite like the strong red centre square with all that white.

Flittige hender said...

This is a beautiful quilt :0)

Kay said...

Beautiful! This is what I recently heard called a "classic quilt".

I visited Brittany two years ago and loved it. Thanks for the lovely pictures.

Carol said...

Log cabins are so classic. Your quilt is wonderful.

Carol

geni (nl) said...

Love your quilt!
Thank you for sharing.

Geni
@ Loose Ends

Notjustnat said...

Dear Ann, thanks for visiting my blog with the Antique fans. You have left a message wanting me to send you the fan pattern, but unfortunately your comment was no-reply. Please give me your email address and I will forward you a copy of the pattern.
Your log-cabin quilt is lovely. I like the star in the middle - Hugs Natima

Cara said...

WOW That is impressive, all those small pieces. It really is lovely.

MARIKA said...

Very beautiful quilt .good days
Greeting Marika

Jeannie said...

You did an awesome job on that quilt. I love the logcabin! That baby would stay home!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very lovely quilt.

Miri said...

Lovely!! I love this wonderfully different log cabin quilt! (btw, I also showed a different log cabin!)

Carolyn said...

I love the colors you chose. Very pretty!

Allie said...

Wow--that is a lot of little pieces! Beautifully done.

Rene' said...

So pretty. I love your log cabin blocks and the fabrics. Thanks for sharing.

quiltmom said...

Log cabin is one of my very favorite patterns and yours is very pretty. Thanks for sharing your beautiful quilt.
Regards,
Anna

ParisMaddy said...

Ooh! the setting and colours and block placement are all beautiful. simply gorgeous...

Kathy said...

I love log cabin quilts. And yours has such a nice difference in values between the lights and darks! Marvelous results. I would have a hard time giving it away too, if it were mine!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I hope it stays in your family for a long, long time!

Anne at Film and Thread said...

That is really beautiful and I love how you did the back!