Friday, April 24, 2009

Gelati Log Cabin

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?


Thank you for stopping by!
Rita

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44 comments:

  1. Beautiful!!! I absolutely adore it!

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  2. GORGEOUS! Wonderful job! I love quilt tops when lit from behind - like stained glass!

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  3. Just Gorgeous - I love it!

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  4. That is so completely amazing! And so small! I thought the blocks were bigger than that! It's really beautiful!

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  5. Hi Jenny - Thanks for your lovely comment. I just doubted myself as to the size of the finished blocks, but yes they are just 4.5 inches finished size! This quilt was so much fun to make, and I didn't have to go out and buy any fabric (maybe that just means I have a big fabric stash!). Thanks again, Rita

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  6. I've said it before and I'll say it again...I LOVE this quilt!! I also didn't realize the squares were so tiny.

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  7. I agree, your use of modern fabrics with the traditional block is wonderful. I love your quilt and think even the shadows in the pictures give it a fun stained glass look.

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  8. Wow, this is so pretty and bright! You did a beautiful job. That is a lot of work, making all of those log cabin blocks :D

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  9. It is perfect - perfectly beautiful and perfectly made. Wow!

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  10. Breathetaking! really, really want to make one. Or just have you send me this one ;).

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  11. I really love this quilt. It is very fresh looking and makes me feel hapy when I look at it.

    Thank you for sharing your work with us.

    Hugs

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  12. If I knew how to whistle, I'd be whistling in amazement. I guess I'll have to settle for drooling, because now I want gelato. Beautiful.

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  13. Wow.
    Wow, oh Wowie-Wow.
    I Love It!

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  14. It really is wonderful! Thanks for your Kona advice, too. My order should arrive shortly. I can't wait to get started using it.

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  15. Wow, I just love it from the front and the back. Absolutely beautiful!! kona cotton is one of my favorites.

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  16. Oh you ARE a speedy one.
    This is a ripper!!!
    Love the look of the back aswell. Reminds me of a Kaffe Fassett book cover (Can't remember which one) where the fabrics look like stained glass.
    Love your work!!
    Andi :-)

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  17. This quilt is amazing! It's gorgeous! The white sashing is absolutely perfect!

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  18. This quilt is delicious! And very aptly named.

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  19. Perfect with a perfect name!!

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  20. Well done. It looks scrumptious.

    So crisp and bright.

    I want it...

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  21. Gorgeous!!!
    Your pictures are so vibrant. I love it.

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  22. So Beautiful! I love the pic from the back too!

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  23. Gorgeous! I want to see the back!

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  24. I love it! I noticed the photo of the back right away, and before reading I wondered how you got such a cool effect with the fabric.

    I know what you mean about the threads - I just pieced a coin quilt with a freaction of your cuts and seem to find threads in every room of the house.

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  25. Talk about perseverance! You rock girl! What a lovely quilt top - you're my hero :-)

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  26. Love it! We have the same taste in fabric. And I like to use a lot of little blocks sometimes too - makes a simple block read as a lot of work. Which it is of course.

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  27. Ditto all the comments. really caught my eye.

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  28. So very, very, very pretty!

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  29. amazing. and stunning. i love it.

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  30. Amazing...and you are right, the white sashing just adds the WOW factor. I love it.

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  31. What a great quilt. I love it, and I also like the baby quilt you posted since then. Grea work.

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  32. This is wonderful. There appears to be a whole lot of log cabins there.

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  33. How beautiful...! I love the colors, so bright and cheerful! Fantastic!!

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  34. The quilt is so bright and lovely. I remember as a kid always having thread attached to me from my Mom's quilting and now I have to pull them off my own family.

    Housekeeping can generally wait until I can't handle it anymore.

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  35. Beautiful quilt! As for the threads, blame them on the dog along with the odd smells, unless you absolutely can't rule out the trash can! N

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