Thursday, 2 May 2013

Log Cabin Circles

Firstly, thanks everyone for your kind comments yesterday.  It was lovely receiving so many (virtual) hugs!

This past week I've been sewing a crazy amount of hours making this:

Log Cabin Circles 006 (2)
72" x 72"
There are 36 blocks here, all heavily pieced with skinny white strips, and wider Amy Butler Soul Blossom strips, creating this circular pattern.  I got through 5 bobbins, and chain pieced it, which meant I sewed the same section 36 times, over and over and over!!

Log Cabin Circles 008 (2)

I love log cabin quilts, especially modern designs like this one.  This will eventually be for my daughter when she turns 18 later this year (don't even ask me how that happened!!!).

But I wanted to use it as a test case to try out a new pattern idea for one of my classes in the Autumn.  Some modifications and fabric quantifying are needed, but I think it is a definite contender.

I got through a whole jelly roll and several fqs when I ran out 90% of the way through.  But my trusty fabric addict buddy came to my rescue with more Soul Blossoms jelly roll strips!

Log Cabin Circles 009 (2)

To finish off this baby, I'm thinking a skinny white border, with this on the back ...

AB backing

...and it might just make it's way to my quilty friend with long arms (!!) to get quilted.  It will be a special occasion after all!

Oh, and I got these today, for hanging in there with hubby for 21 years!






23 comments:

  1. That is so gorgeous, I love it and it's not even finished yet! Does she know?
    Congratulations too on 21 years, happy celebrating. x

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  2. Happy anniversary, and OMG that quilt is fabulous. I dread to imagine the chain piecing MARATHONS you've had to get there... It is quite fabulous, she's a lucky girl :-)

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  3. I love that quilt, I love how circles can form with log cabins. I bet it will be heavy and warm with all those seams. Happy anniversary!

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  4. Wow what a beautiful gift for a beauriful girl...happy anniversery x

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  5. Such a beautiful, beautiful quilt.

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  6. WOW breath taking awesome

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  7. That is such a beautiful quilt! Great design! Happy Anniversary :)

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  8. Happy anniversary! 21 years of nice flowers and bottles of Baileys and I'm surprised your daughter is not nearly 21!! ­čśë

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  9. Tried to add that the of cabin quilt s fabulous, but the comment box threw me out sorry.

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  10. IT IS AMAZING!!!! Did you use a pattern/tute to make this? Could you tell me more? What you've picked as backing is one of my all time favorite prints. Wonderful.
    Happy anniversary :)

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  11. Happy anniversary!! A well spent 21 years at that. Love the quilt. Some well spent sewing there.

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  12. Gorgeous quilt and Happy Anniversary x

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  13. Oooh look, your flowers match the fabric! Lol happy Anniversary! And the quilt is flippin gorgeous! Wow! She's going to love it!

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  14. Happy Anniversary!!
    The quilt is utterly stunning! Are you sure you want to hand it over for an 18th birthday? I could look after it until her 21st to be sure xxx

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  15. Happy anniversary. The quilt is beautiful and it will be such a special 18th birthday present for your daughter. Di x

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  16. Oh my word!!! That quilt is PERFECTION!! And HUGE congratulations on your wedding anniversary.....in today's throw away culture, it's lovely to hear of a success story. xx

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  17. Oh wow, it's amazing, but you lost me at 'the same bit 36 times over' - eek! I love that hubby thought you needed drink to see you through your anniversary ;o)

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  18. I just love this quilt ........it is amazing. Your efforts on the sewing was definitely worth it. Glad you day is a little brighter! Congrats on your Anniversary. Don't know if the no reply has been corrected yet. Have a fabulous day.

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  19. Happy Anniversary! :) Love your blocks, great colours, I simply can't stop staring at them :)

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  20. It's taken my breath away - absolutely stunning! Happy anniversary xx

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  21. Wow that is a lot of chain-sewing - it's a real stunner though, just right for an 18 year old. Happy anniversary x

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  22. Happy Anniversary! What a gorgeous quilt. Love the contrast of colors against the white. Did you follow a pattern for this quilt? I would love to try making one myself.

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  23. Beautiful quilt! I think your daughter will love it. Happy Anniversary too!

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