Wednesday, April 15, 2009

WIP Wednesday

On Tuesday, I opened the pizza box containing my log cabin block UFO for my bed. I blogged about the blocks here, 14 months ago.

I followed Eleanor Burns' method for her Log Cabin Quilt in a Day. In this particular book, she has many (like maybe 20!) different settings for log cabin blocks.

I showed DH the different settings and he liked the 'Navajo' set best.

Here it is. 36 blocks.

I decided to add more blocks and smaller borders instead of fewer blocks and larger borders. For two main reasons: 1. I had more blocks and 2. I had less border fabric. :)

Funny how it all seems to work out. Tomorrow I will be working on adding the borders.

I'd like to thank my friend, Joan of Quilt Country for this quilt inspiration. Back when we were bee friends (like a gazillion years ago when I lived in North Texas!), I was whining that I wanted to make a quilt for my bed and DH said positively NO BRIGHT COLORS! Joanie looked at me and deadpanned, "whatcha ya gonna do?! Make a BROWN quilt?!" This conversation took place like in 2004 before brown was an 'in' quilting color! Joanie has probably long since forgotten her off handed (and perhaps, just a tiniest bit sarcastic (!?)) comment to me...but it was enough to plant a seed for this quilt in my mind way back when...
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9 comments:

Silverthimble said...

I love the setting you are proposing for your log cabin quilt! Log cabin quilts have always been a favorite of mine. Good for you to push another quilt forward towards the finish line! You will be through that list of 10 quilts in no time!

Maureen said...

Pat, I love the brown quilt! I did a similar quilt for my Dad last year and thought it came out pretty masculine although I didn't use this setting. Your blocks looks terrific. I had to paper piece mine to get them even close to square.

Maureen

Nancy said...

My first quilt was a log cabin made with the same Eleanor Burns book and my son still uses it every night.
I love the red centers of yours with the brown and cream. Very lovely....

Fabric Mom said...

Wow this is beautiful. Log cabins are my absolute favorite. I have a white and tan one that is a WIP. Some day soon I will finish it. Wishful thinking. :)

Linda said...

My very first completed quilt was Eleanor Burns Log cabin - brown and cream. I even saw a free demo by EB when she was promoting her book. This was before rotary cutters were invented and we tore the strips. I like the setting you chose. I am inspired by your determination to finish those UFO's.

JoAnne said...

Awesome, Pat! Love the setting and the browns. A few years ago I might not have liked the browns, but when brown is in - we all start to like it. Right? Great job on the piecing.

Judy S. said...

Nice setting, Pat! I'm so glad brown is back in; a while back I tried to get some brown shoes and was told, "Brown is not a color." You proved him wrong! And I love that you kept the traditional red centers.

Lori in South Dakota said...

Ooooohhh-I LIKE the brown!

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