Thursday, January 16, 2014

Log Cabin Quilt Top: Encyclopedia of Gemstones


Cutting strips inevitably led to the piecing of another top. I started with a lavender linen dress from the thrift store, and then started choosing other jewel-toned solids (mostly).

I was thinking of the glossy two-page spread under "Gems" in the old World Book . . . .

6 comments:

Lilian said...

So beautiful Anna! I've never attempted a log cabin yet. stuck mainly to squares thus far... how long do you cut your strips and how wide are they?

Julie said...

This one is lovely, too! I just started my first using an assortment of scraps from a previous quilt (same only different for two brothers); it's really kind of fun to put together.

Anna said...

Lilian, I cut them three inches wide--the width of my plastic ruler--and as long as possible.

Lilian said...

Thanks for that Anna.

Amy said...

pretty

jemilyea said...

My favorite pages--the drawings of "Dogs," costumes of the world in "Dress," and the family in the "Farming" section. My previously owned set (1956) does not have the "Gems" you referred to, but I think the old set I grew up with did. I would read the encyclopedias with my breakfast many mornings.

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