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Thread: Log Cabin Quilt for my Son!

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    Log Cabin Quilt for my Son!

    This was the first big quilt I have ever made and the first time doing a quilt as you go. I'm very pleased with the results! It was easy doing the QAYG, but time consuming attaching all the squares and doing the hand work on the back of the quilt. I will definitely do another QAYG because it is easier dealing with quilting a square as opposed to the entire quilt, but I won't do each square individually - I'll do it in strips. Now I've got to get fabric to make matching pillow cases next week. The entire quilt is quilted using stitch in the ditch. I chose that because I wanted the pattern of the colors to be highlighted, not the quilting.

    My son loves his new quilt and that is what pleases me most. My family is making me enter this quilt in the county fair. Thank you to all of you who helped me figure out how to keep each block square. I spent a lot of time trimming after each round on each block, but it paid off as the quilt fit togther perfectly. It really does help to square up from the back of each block.

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    A few years ago, I refinished the head board and foot board of my son's bed. The frame belonged to his great-great grandmother. I stripped off all the old lead paint and repainted the frame. The gold was painted by hand. I think this quilt compliments the bed perfectly. My next job is to paint his room and clean out old baby toys.
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    Gorgeous looking quilt and Royal looking bed !Log cabin is always my favorite !

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    Absolutely beautiful. I can see why he loves it, so do I. Good luck at the fair.

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    I love the colours you chose for this lovely quilt. What a lucky boy!!

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    really a beautiful quilt

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    Beautiful quilt. Hope your quilt wins a ribbon at the fair.
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    That is fantastic and I love the colors both front and back

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    What a gorgeous quilt and a gorgeous refurbished old iron bed -- I have to ask...what color are you painting the room? The bed looks so inviting, just wondering....he's going to LOVE his new room!

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    Just lovely, front and back.

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    Gorgeous Log cabin. You did a great job on it. I'm sure he will treasure it always.
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    Beautiful quilt and love the bed. fits perfectly. I want to make one of these but just have not taken the time to learn how to qayg. Hope you win the GRAND PRIZE at the fair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebbE View Post
    What a gorgeous quilt and a gorgeous refurbished old iron bed -- I have to ask...what color are you painting the room? The bed looks so inviting, just wondering....he's going to LOVE his new room!
    Honestly, I'm not sure what color I'm going to paint his room. I really like the light color on the top of the walls, but it is almost too light. I'll probably go with a slightly darker neutral.

    He was so cute tonight when he went into his room for bed. He told me, "Momma, I love my new quilt. It looks old like my bed. I really like how old it looks." Mission accomplished!

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    Wow this turned out lovely! Taking more time to square up each block made the finished product perfect. It looks perfect with the bed frame.
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    Beautiful quilt. Love it!!!!!!

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    Lucky son and beautiful quilt. Love it!
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    Wonderful color combination, and your accuracy is beautifully done. RE:your QAYG -- what method did you use? I want to qayg a reversible quilt with blocks sewn together in the regular fashion on one side but have the other side be log cabin. I was wondering if this could be achieved by having the outside 'logs' of each log cabin block be wider than the other logs -- thinking I could fold them over and topstitch down like sashings - ???

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    WOW what a great job you did.

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    one of the mose gorgeous log cabins I have seen, great job

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    The Gourmet Quilter has a great tutorial for QAYG. No hand sewing.

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    beautiful job.
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    Beautiful log cabin! The colors are great and nice work.
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    What a beautiful quilt. Great job.

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    I love quilt and the way you refinished the bed is terrific. Great job on both.
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    Gorgeous!! Took my breath away!

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    Really stunning quilt! Love log cabins!
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