Whohoo! Hooray! I finished piecing the log cabin quilt top and I have aptly named it Gelati. The colors remind me of the display of gelati at the ice cream store.
I am delighted with how the blocks came together and how the colors in the quilt seem to sparkle.
The white sashing has made the colors so much more vivid and has given the quilt a fresh and modern look. I really enjoy using contemporary fabrics for even the most tradtional blocks, to give them a modern make-over.
Yesterday was an absolutely gorgeous Autumn day in Melbourne (maybe a little windy in the afternoon), but whilst taking some photos of the quilt on the clothesline I noticed how lovely the back of the quilt looked with the sun behind the quilt highlighting the seams and the colors of the quilt!
The finished quilt blocks each measure 4.5 inches, and the quilt top is therefore a 45 inch square. There are 100 blocks with 9 pieces of fabric in each block, that is 900 pieces plus add the sashing and there are a grand total of 999 pieces of fabric in this quilt top.
Edited to add: I am getting quite a few emails and comments asking what solid white fabric I use. My choice of solid white fabric is Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton Solid in White. I usually purchase this from The Fabric Shack. I have used this for most of my quilts that have white fabric in them, and am very happy with the quality of this fabric.
Now I really have to do some serious housework! I just cannot believe how many threads there are spread right throughout the entire house. How does that happen?