Friday, March 11, 2011

Red and White Log Cabins

Remember back when these fabrics - all from stash - were sent out to fellow Bee Imaginative block swappers?


Well, over the last few weeks these red and white strips of fabric have been transformed  by the Block Swap members and returned to sender as log cabin blocks just as requested.  The blocks are big, measuring 15.5 inches square and they are all just beautifully pieced. 


I have spent some time today piecing the blocks together into a quilt top, and was pleased to see that my vision of this quilt was coming to fruition.  Red and white is always a safe option, and combined with a log cabin design makes for a traditional and classic look.


There's so much to love about this quilt top!


I am looking forward to making the backing this weekend, not so much the basting, but definitely the quilting.

Have a great weekend,
Rita

24 comments:

  1. Just a beautiful take on the traditional log cabin!!

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  2. I love this quilt, it is so pretty.

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  3. Beautiful quilt - I do love the red and white combination.

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  4. I love this -- I keep thinking about making a quilt just with reds. Thanks for the inspriration!

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  5. So beautiful! I love the red and white. Can I ask to you have any tips for washing when its finished (red scares me!)? Did you prewash these?

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  6. Lookin good! I especially like the larger blocks. Hmm... I want to get to the point that the quilting doesn't intimidate me so that I can enjoy it.

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  7. rita! they look fabulous!!!! this was such a fun project to work on with you and i'm so happy that you love the way it turned out!

    xo, H

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  8. Love red and white! It's so pretty and fresh.

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  9. Another "sparkler" for sure!

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  10. Great blocks and, as you say, so beautifully made! Looking forward to seeing the finished quilt.

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  11. My favorite is the pops of orange here and there.

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  12. Love the log cabin blocks. I too do not look forward to basting!

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous! It looks so bright & fresh~!!!

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  14. it looks great, love the modern look of a traditional design. enjoy the basting, its a good time to listen to music without the sewing machine masking the tune...

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  15. Wonderful. I'm piecing my blocks from my first bee into a top right now and it's so exciting!

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  16. Wow, what a beauty love the red and white!

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  17. Love, love, love it!! I would be so thrilled to see those blocks come to my house

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