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Thread: log cabin: barn raising set

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    log cabin: barn raising set

    hi!

    long before i ever knew how to sew i loved log cabin quilts.

    so finally after 20 years of sewing and quilting i attacked the hoard and made the quilt i had dreamed about. it is full of fabrics from my life and my daughter's life: dresses, other quilts made for ourselves and others, fabric purchased at places that in retrospect marked times in my life, and two bought just for this project (the borders).

    i am pleased with it, maybe more so with any other i have made. it is completed quilt number 8, and a treasure.

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    back, all fabric made into pyjamas over the years

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    label with name. i always name the quilts. i dunno....seems like a fitting conclusion

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    aileen

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    What a great testament to your life and talents!

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    What an awesome quilt -- and I love the jammies on the back. Your quilt is beautiful, and the memories it will bring back through the years will make you very happy!!

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    Exactly how and what a quilt should be!

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    i think this is just darling and i love it. thats the next quilt im going to attempt is a log cabin, they are so beautiful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogsgod View Post
    Exactly how and what a quilt should be!
    Exactly! Couldn't have said it better.
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    wonderful quilt of memories
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    What a fun quilt! Scrappy log cabins are the best! Cute fabric piece of the little kids all in a row!
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    Love it! I agree with you that log cabin quilts are the best. Yours has the advantage of being made with fabric that has meaning for you and your daughter--what a family heirloom! In that close up picture, I see a fabric that I have, too! What a great way to save pieces of those fabrics for yourself. I may have to put this idea on my to-do list. Beautiful job.

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    Love your log cabin!
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    Beautiful! Loved your story and quilt!
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    You'll never look at the quilt without a memory coming to life. Beautiful.

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    Love the colors!

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    Did you paper-piece this quilt? I've only made one log cabin, a child's quilt, but yours with so many scraps is especially interesting. I really want to do what you did. All of those colors make it kind of dance. Have not seen one with the scrappy look and I like it. I have tons of scraps and I can't think of a better use for them, except maybe a postage stamp quilt. Now that's ambitious.
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    That is a very nice log cabin quilt.
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    Love your ideas, beautifully executed!
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    very nice.......

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    Wow! Impressive. And what a great story! Years and years of memories, contemplation, and love ... just super. Thank you.
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    Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I LOVE the scrappy back and such a beautiful story your quilt tells! And. . . I love, love, LOVE the cross-stitched label! I'm so bad at remembering to put labels on my quilts, but THIS is such a GREAT idea - thank you for the inspiration!!!

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    That is beautiful. Love the back
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    Quilty Hugs and Blessings to you...Way to go It truly is a labor of love and will surely be cherished for many tears to come. Bravo!!
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    Great log cabin, and the story of the fabrics makes it that much better! It really came out beautiful! I see more log cabins in your future.

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    beautiful quilt, I think I may love the label most of all!
    Beth

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    no i didn't paper piece it. the strips are 1.5 inches and you just keep adding them on. i followed the instructions in the fons and porter quilter's complete guide.

    i just got obsessed and did it. it took a LOT of hours, but i just kept going. i did the blocks in 4 groups, using the scrap bits from that pile to fill in blanks in the new blocks to make sure there was a random element in each block. the one thing i could have spent more time on was the final layout. there are a couple of places where two fabrics butt up against each other and i kind of wanted to avoid that. i could have tooled and fooled with it, but i really wanted to sleep under it.

    the aside is that i made it to match my new bedroom in the house we moved into in september. i've never finished a quilt in such a short amount of time, but i seriously went at it.

    (i need a job....really.)

    thank you so much. so nice to have a place to share it

    aileen
    Last edited by stillclock; 10-17-2012 at 08:14 PM.

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    Very good work.

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