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Thread: "Providence Lodge"--log cabin quilt for sister

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    "Providence Lodge"--log cabin quilt for sister

    I finished all but the binding in time for my sister's 50th birthday last week. She absolutely loved it.

    The pattern I knew all along would be a log cabin because she lives in one. Her dream home, surrounded by many acres of land. She has two horses, two dogs and three cats, so I chose fabrics to represent those loves, as well as to complement her decor.

    If you zoom in, you'll see that I still have markings from Crayola UltraWashable markers. I have not put on binding yet, so haven't washed the quilt . Those marks should all disappear. If they don't, I'm going to check myself into a psych ward. This quilt has given me such a fit, I thought I was close to losing my Christianity. LOL Mainly because I tried a method of quilt-as-you-go.

    Most of my anxiety was how to quilt it. Finally the inspiration hit: large horse "medallions" in the large center white spaces (which I drew and made templates for). Horseshoes, rope, stars in FMQ. Stencilled designs and straight line quilting. A lot of work, but in the end, quite worth it.

    Blocks are 12" finished. Backing is Maywood Studio flannel. Aurofil thread was amazingly good with Superior 100/16 needle for quilting.

    Named it "Providence Lodge" because my sister moved into her log cabin after a messy divorce a couple years ago, and throughout the hardship has acknowledged that God has provided for all her needs and many of her wants--including a log cabin on a horse farm!

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    beautiful colors. outstanding work
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    Lovely quilt with a great story!
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    I used a paper plate for the inner circle of the medallion, a dinner plate for the outer,
    and then traced around a coin (a quarter) for the in-between design.
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    Lovely. BrendaK
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    Zozee, fabulous colors, wonderful quilting, you are amazing. If you do go to the psych ward, you may find me there after I finished my first full blown applique which still haunts me. Providence is a good word on many levels, you chose to name your quilt wisely. So happy for your sister to have you for support and that comfy quilt!
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    Beautiful quilt and so nice that your sister recognized the love and work you expressed

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    Wow, just gorgeous!
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    Very pretty quilt. Nice work.

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    beautifully done!!!
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    Wonderful in every aspect of a lovely quilt. I know your sister will love it-maybe not even mind having that milestone birthday. I'm happy for both of you. My oldest son will be 50 in January. I plan to make him a quilt of wildlife that he loves so much.

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    Looks fabulous to me!

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    Wow, that is fabulous work! I'm so very impressed with the quilting you did too. I just finished and washed a quilt on which I used the washable markers. They came out beautifully.

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    Great job on every level. I'm sure your sister was absolutely thrilled and awed.

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    Stunning work.

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    what a lovely gift for your sister!
    Retired teacher, loving it.
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    Zozee- that is fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Your sister sounds like she has the life- so happy for her! I'd give anything for a horse. But it's not even on my bucket list
    I hope you don't lose your faith and if you end up in a psych ward let us know and we'll come and visit you And if you do lose your faith I have an Aunt who's a nun so she'll help you restore it. She's always working on us
    You did a wonderful job!!! Thanks for sharing the whole story.
    Susie
    PS. Not only is Log Cabin one of my top 3 favorites but so appropriate for your sis.

    Oh- one more thing- what did you quilt it on?
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    Lovely quilt - great story - love your quilting designs -

    It's nice to hear about a "happy ending"

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    Beautiful quilt and love your fabric choices. Your sister is a lucky person to receive this. She sounds like she lives in a wonderful place. You did a great job. Thank you so much for sharing.

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    Very nice quilt love the colors.

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    I wish that I were your sister.

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    lovely quilt
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    LOVE this! Love, love, love it...you did very well.

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    Your sister is one lucky lady. That quilt is beautiful and the quilting amazing!

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    Beautiful quilt.
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