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Friday, February 17, 2012

Log Cabin Quilt

Today I put the final border on my Log Cabin Quilt.  I've been working on it for about 3 years when we are in our 5th Wheel.  This has been my take-along project.  The blocks are tiny 3" squares with 17 pieces in each block.  There are 502 of these blocks! When I do the math on this, it adds up to 8534 pieces. 

I really enjoy looking at the fabrics because they remind me of the many friends who have given me little pieces of fabric to put into it. Only the inside border was made from yardage.  Everything else was made from pieces that were intended to be thrown away.  This photo below gives a good perspective of how small the pieces are in comparison to the quarter.






16 comments:

Laura said...

Wow! I love it! It is worth the time it took you to make it!

Marla said...

Linda, this is beautiful! I have always wanted to make a long cabin but wow, this is a stunner. I think I have asked you before..where is Southern Illinois do you live? I live in Mt. Vernon but travel with my job all over southern Illinois. Love to find a quilty friend in my area!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Oh my goodness, that is simply gorgeous! Beyond words! The log cabin is my favorite quilt pattern, but I don't know that I have the fortitude to make one with 3" blocks!

I, too, am from southern Illinois ... closer to St. Louis ... and am also interested in finding a quilty friend.

It looks like you winter in southern Alabama? In Fairhope? My dad winters in Orange Beach, which wouldn't be that far from you. I was just down there in January. I'd love to be able to winter somewhere warm and near the beach, but I couldn't bear to leave my grandkids for that long. ;-)

MaryLu said...

Oh!! It is amazing! What a beautiful accomplishment!

Vic in NH said...

Fabulous! Your superb workmanship is only surpassed by your self-discipline. Brava!

Penny said...

I love your quilt! It makes me want to start one.

Bonnie said...

This is a wonderful quilt. Your work really paid off in a stunning quilt!

Hand Quiltin Grammy said...

You did a wonderful job. I LOVE it. I would love to have the pattern and make it. I have a passion for log cabins and that one is BEAUTIFUL. You are to be commended for that one.

Renate said...

That is a very beautiful quilt. I love the little blocks.
Have a nice day!
Renate

Linda said...

That is amazing!! Wow! What an accomplishment. It's beautiful.

Madakamom said...

Awesome job! I love it! Gotta go find Bonnies pattern and start yet another project! LOL!

Nann said...

Oooh! Beautiful! It's a quilt to treasure.

(This message comes to you from the opposite end of Illinois, four blocks from the IL-WI state line. )

Elaine Adair said...

Oh my gosh, it's stunning!!!

Sarah Martin said...

Just beeeeautiful!!! What an accomplishment!

Suze said...

Wow! That is amazing! I'd like to do a log cabin one day...when I have time.

BettyBoop32953 said...

That is amazing and I applaud your persistence in completing such a project. Good on You!