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Thread: 10 years in the making...

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    Senior Member Kristin in ME's Avatar
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    Finally finished this top at 1 o'clock this morning!

    This scrappy log cabin is for my husband- poor guy, originally it was supposed to be a 30th birthday present... then a 5 year anniversary present... then a 10 year anniversary present... maybe now it will actually be done for our 12th!?

    Though I started it about 10 years ago (give or a take a year!), I actually cranked out 90% of this in the last 2 and a half weeks.

    Now I'm looking for ideas for quilting design. I've had some ideas- I know I don't want straight lines, definitely want curvy quilting of some sort- but nothing that I can settle on. Would be thankful for some suggestions! : )

    (Don't worry, there was a blanket underneath that I folded out of sight! ; )
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    This quilt evolved quite a bit from my original plan. The latest changes were that it lost the top border and a log cabin block in each corner, and got 4-poster cut-outs at the foot (no, we don't have a four-poster, but my husband liked the look of it and, hey, it's his quilt! ; )
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    Beautiful log cabis are an all time favorite of mine especially when they are made scrappy

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    Beautiful quilt, well worth the wait. I like the scrappy border, haven't seen this before, very nice work. :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    wow, its beautiful. your use of color was awesome. i can't offer an opinion on quilting because i'm still very much a beginner when it comes to actually quilting it together. but, i couldn't resist letting you know that i think its a lovely quilt.

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    I second the kudos on the border, especially the cutouts. Also the subtle use of a few orange strips in the blocks and the narrow red inner border.

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    very pretty

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    So pretty!

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    I like your scrappy quilt!

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    Senior Member Kristin in ME's Avatar
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    Thank you, everyone! I have to say, I really love this quilt (which is a good feeling!). I have to give credit to my husband for the cut-outs, it was his idea and I was happy to go along with it (especially since it saved me some work! ; ).

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    It is gorgeous!!! Great way to use scraps. Love it!!! He'll be soooo proud of it...

    :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Your quilt is very pretty. I am partial to log-cabins, tho. Thanks for sharing.

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    Senior Member Kristin in ME's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ljptexas
    It is gorgeous!!! Great way to use scraps. Love it!!! He'll be soooo proud of it...

    :thumbup: :thumbup:
    I did a scrappy quilt for my husband because, to him, that's how you make quilts- he was a little astonished when he first learned that I liked to go out and buy fabric! lol So I knew he'd appreciate the scraps. Most of my stash is hand-me-downs from my quilting grandmother and, boy, I must have a lot, because I don't think this quilt made much of a dent in it! (Especially since I just went and bought more fabric yesterday... for my next project, of course! ; )

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    OK, this quilt is so fabulous and beautiful my daughter and I cannot stop looking at it. Thanks for posting pictures.

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    Oh my gosh. It is so pretty.

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    What a beautiful quilt!! Love log cabin.

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    That is very beautiful!

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    Nice job

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    Congratulations on completing it. All that matters is that your dh loves it.

    Kat

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    Very pretty

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    Beautiful!

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    Love your scrappy log cabin. How wide are those strips?

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    It is beautiful. When you have so many straight lines, a curvy quilting design is great.

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    Your block layout is amazing! The longer I looked at your photos, the more I saw. In the first photo, I noticed the alternate light and dark centers of each 4 unit block. In the second photo, the strong light and dark diagonals. Back to the first photo, I then noticed the light and dark stars created as a secondary pattern. The narrow red border really emphasizes the distinction between the center and the scrappy border. The scrappy border finishes off the quilt beautifully. I love your whole design!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristin in ME
    Quote Originally Posted by ljptexas
    It is gorgeous!!! Great way to use scraps. Love it!!! He'll be soooo proud of it...

    :thumbup: :thumbup:
    I did a scrappy quilt for my husband because, to him, that's how you make quilts- he was a little astonished when he first learned that I liked to go out and buy fabric! lol So I knew he'd appreciate the scraps. Most of my stash is hand-me-downs from my quilting grandmother and, boy, I must have a lot, because I don't think this quilt made much of a dent in it! (Especially since I just went and bought more fabric yesterday... for my next project, of course! ; )
    My BF also thinks quilts should be scrappy. He says that's what he thinks of when he thinks quilt. I love yours. My first quilt was a log cabin and it is still one of my favorites.

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    Great quilt! Your scrappy piano keys are a great border finish!

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