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Thread: Floral Log Cabin FINISHED!!! YAY!

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    Floral Log Cabin FINISHED!!! YAY!

    Well, it's been almost 3 months since I began this quilt for one of my sisters and am happy to say it is FINISHED and ready to ship! I've done a few smaller projects in between to help ward off boredom and shoulder/neck pain and stress.

    This is for a queen size bed with enough length to generously cover the pillows and was done entirely on my Janome 660P, including the quilting. It was a chore, to say the least, coming in at 90" X 112", but I began the quilting in the center area and worked my way out, so it wasn't too bad to handle. Next time I'll do one this size QAYG. I used 80/20 batting and will probably start a slow move toward warm & natural when I've used up what I have of the 80/20. I think I like it's texture and finished product better. To each his own, right?

    I started sewing the blocks together with maxi-lock serger thread and ended up switching to Gutermann due to, # 1, lint in the bobbin area from the serger thread, and #2, it seems to break easier than I'd like after all that work! I used a light beige thread throughout, and it barely shows on the backing fabric. The backing is entirely one fabric except for the top two corners where I was missing just a tad either side to complete the width, so pieced it with a couple of the fabrics from the blocks. It works well and identifies the top from the bottom, as does the label.

    The label was fun to make. I used fusible web on another fabric and cut several flowers from it, then machine appliqued them to the label after the monogramming was done.

    The monogramming? Well, I'm not entirely impressed with what this machine does and what you see is what you get. The Janome 6600P is definitely limited with font size, etc, but does produce enough to do a label, so we'll leave it at that. As I continue to play with the monogramming, I find ways of making it more to my liking, such as the ability to move the letter spacing closer, etc, so eventually I'll figure it all out. I've only had the machine about six months or so and am still learning it's capabilities.

    The binding was from the last of the backing fabric, and again, I ran short, so used the light blue from the border and placed it around the corner where the label is for added help in top/bottom identification.

    Will I do one of these again? Probably so, since I still have plenty of strips left over, but will use a different layout or who knows...maybe the strips will go into something else along the way.
    Thanks for looking!

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    log cabin

    turned out very nice love the patteren this might have my name on it

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    Beautiful quilt. I love the layout of the blocks.

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    That is absolutely lovely!

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    Lovely quilt! Neat label too!
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    ​Great quilt and pretty label!

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    Gorgeous quilt.....

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    very nicely done
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    Absolutely Gorgeous! You have inspired me to do my own Floral Log Cabin! It turned out so beautiful, it will be much loved!!!
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    Just beautiful!!! Log Cabin is my favorite pattern!

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    Beautiful! I'm sure your sister is going to love it!
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    Such a pretty quilt. I love that you mixed in the blue with the florals. I'm saving floral fabrics too, for a log cabin quilt.

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    beautiful love the color and layout and nice label!!!!
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    Very pretty!!
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    Beautiful layout and beautiful fabrics. She is going to be thrilled with such a treasure.

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    Very pretty Thanks for sharing.

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    Love log cabins and really love yours. It is beautiful. Your label turned out very nice. It have the 6600 and was disappointed in the font. I may give it another shot.
    Happy Quilting.

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    Love your quilt -especially love the red center. I'm going into the sewing room and see if I can make a block -
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    I think your floras make this quilt pattern sing!
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    It's gorgeous! Bet your Sister loves it.
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    Beautiful work!
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    Beautiful quilt, I just love the florals that you used. Its really hard around here to find florals. But I am still hoping to find some so I can make one of these beautiful quilts. Great job on it.
    Have a great day, grannyp70

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    Very pretty. Did you use a backing or just sew the strips?
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    Really beautiful!!!!!

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    I think it came out wonderful. I think your label is lovely.

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