Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A Log Cabin ~ Block Swap Quilt

Finished Quilt measures:  49 inches x 66 inches

Here is the finished Red & White Log Cabin Quilt made from blocks that have been pieced by fellow Bee Imaginative block swappers. It is the combined effort of some amazing people; clever quilters as well as bloggers.


Block Details (all measurements include seam allowances):
  • Center Square (white):  3.5 inches x 3.5 inches
  • Log strips: 2.5 inches wide
  • Sashing (white):  2.5 inches wide
  • Blocks:  15.5 inches x 15.5 inches ~ make 12 (+ extra blocks for the back)
And ... I've used a few of the extra blocks on the back of the quilt.  A quilt back pieced with solid color fabric always makes a feature of all of those intersecting quilting lines.  There's just nowhere to hide those lines.  It is a busy quilting grid although I don't think that I've over quilted it.


Kei Honeycomb fabric in Black used for binding is becoming a bit of a standard, and easy go to option, at the end of a project.  It does frame a red/white combination quilt rather nicely. 


I couldn't possibly sell this quilt; it is definitely one that I want to keep and treasure.  A big thank you to everyone who contributed to the making of this quilt:
Alissa - Handmade by Alissa, Amanda - sasikirana handmade, Ashley - filminthefridge, Elizabeth - ohfransson, Heather - alamode fabric, Jacquie - tallgrass prairie studio, John - quilt dad, Julie - jaybird quilts, Kate - one flew over, Kerri - lovely little handmades, Nettie - a quilt is nice,  and Ryan - I'm just a guy who quilts.

Happy Stitching!
Rita

24 comments:

  1. I love the bright, happy look of this quilt.

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  2. Once again a terrific looking quilt. And the quilters...oooh the quilters (yourself included) who contributed...if there were a Rock and Quilt Hall of Fame this would be a keystone quilt (does that even make sense?). I am in awe. Well done

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  3. this turned out really beautiful! i love the back too! :)

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  4. so, so pretty, I wouldn't part with it either.

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  5. Oohhh, it's SO beautiful. How special to have contributions from all those talented quilting hands! I couldn't sell it either, if it were mine! Thanks for sharing it :)

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  6. So beautiful, I love the reds, pinks and oranges. Who would want to part with a quilt as lovely as that and the wonderful quilters that were involved in making it.

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  7. I adore it! Those reds make me smile. And, oh my, you really had some "celebrities" make those blocks...definately a keeper. Thanks for sharing :)

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  8. That's an A list quilting bee group! What a line up :) Lovely quilt.

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  9. Gorgeous quilt and a trunk-load of great memories to go with it. Lucky gal...

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  10. Beautifully done by all who participated. And the binding is perfect.

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  11. So pleased to contribute! It looks fantastic!

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  12. The quilting looks great. I'm never sure what is too much or too little when I'm doing mine but I think you've got it just right!

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  13. Wow! That is quite the all-star contributer list! Lovely.

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  14. It's really lovely! and I have just purchased a bolt of Honeycomb in grey :) its so good for binding and mixing.
    Xx

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  15. I have never been particularly fond of log cabin quilts, but this is really gorgeous! You may have inspired me to cut up and save scraps in strips specifically for this quilt!

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  16. i love this quilt.. i wold like to make 1 like this, maybe in black or blue..
    beautifull.. really beautifull..
    kiss

    www.cum-retalho.blogspot.com

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  17. I love the two color log cabin and think I could do this out of my stash. Thanks for all the great ideas you send out.

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  18. Fabulous...it's got me thinking about a red and white quilt!

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  19. really really gorgeous rita! i'm so happy to have contributed a block! :)

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