Thursday, November 21, 2013

And There's This One: Bonfire Night Log Cabin Quilt Top


But that's all I'm piecing until after Thanksgiving, at least. Time to do some quilting.

8 comments:

Lisa said...

Oh, wow! Bonfire is an apt description!

Lisateresa

Laura said...

Oooo, love the colors on this one. Do you have any tips on cutting pieces from scraps, quickly? Maybe I worry to much about getting the grain aligned, accurate sizing, etc. but I am slow. I'm sure investing in some quilting rulers would help me. You've inspired me to go cut some more pieces for my son's quilt...

Melissa said...

Another lovely quilt. Just curious as to how you store your scraps of material...do you cut them into the smaller squares and strips right after a finished project, or do you just have large pieces of scraps and then cut into strips or blocks when you start a new quilt?

Rozy Lass said...

Another beauty! Love those colors. What do you do with all the quilts?

Anonymous said...

You are amazing! How in the world do you complete so many creative projects? I agree with the commenter who said Bonfire is an apt description. It really is!

Dee/NY

Margo said...

love it! can you get a full shot of your quilt tops? that's where the magic is, I think - seeing all the colors tangle and make something more than themselves.

Julie said...

When do you have the time?! I was just looking at all your color combinations for the log cabin, and I'm planning one in my head. May be a few years until I get started.

Anna said...

Laura, the easies thing to do is use a quilting ruler that's three inches wide, and a rotary cutter on a mat. My first several quilts--three-inch squares--I traced off a cardboard square with a pencil and cut out!! That is not as fun.

Melissa, if I just have a little fabric left, I go ahead and cut it into strips. If it's as much as a quarter yard, I just fold it away on a shelf in case I want to use it for a bag or something. I've gradually accrued a nice basket of already-cut strips which surely makes a piecing project go faster. It takes me about two days of sewing time to piece a twin-size log cabin. Maybe four hours total?

Rozy--I have several children with apartments that I can sew for now . . . and I'm thinking of getting together enough quilt to exhibit in a gallery before I distribute them out.

Related Posts with Thumbnails