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Thread: Queen log cabin--finished finally!

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    A while back I posted my ready to quilt top. Well, it's done, just in time for my parents' anniversary.

    I found the flannel back to be tricky to work with, but I love how soft and cozy the finished quilt is.

    It's all free-motion, improv quilting, meaning I did it with the feed dogs down, and never marked the top, just doodled all over in a semi-organized and planned way.

    I did match my thread to the predominant fabric in each area, and the backing, with the green flannel, has green thread. I ran into a few tension problems, with "eyelashing" but I decided to just keep going, and after washing, none of it even shows.

    I like the slightly puckery texture of the washed quilt--makes it very tactile and comfy. And this is one where very heavy quilting does not translate to a stiff quilt. This thing is made for wrapping up and cuddling.

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    Snowy day -- perfect for photographing a quilt
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    close up of free motion quilting in swirls on neutral portions
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    the colors photograph a little more garish than they are in real life, but it is a rather bright quilt -- great stash buster
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    Just Beautiful!

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    That is a beautiful quilt!

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    Beautiful!

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    I LUV LOVE LUV IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Just beautiful the log cabin is my favorite for scrappy

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    Wow! That is beautiful.

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    Beautiful!

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    Very, very pretty. I have always wanted to make a log cabin quilt. I bought the Eleanor Burns log cabin book years ago,but have never made it. I feel somewhat motivated now, so maybe after the holidays, I will finally do it.

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    Very, very pretty. I have always wanted to make a log cabin quilt. I bought the Eleanor Burns log cabin book years ago,but have never made it. I feel somewhat motivated now, so maybe after the holidays, I will finally do it.

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    I love all the bright colors in your beautiful quilt! Great job! :thumbup: :D

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    Love it!!! Great job!!

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    Wonderful quilt!

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    You did a wonderful job...the colors are great. :thumbup:

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    That is just gorgeous, I have played a bit but my blocks never seem to end up the right size, after seeing yours I must try again.!

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    oh that's a beautiful quilt. I really love love love the colors you used and you had the perfect backdrop to take your picture. Beautiful.

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    Beautiful!

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    Pretty, pretty!

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    Stunning quilt! I love log cabin quilts. This one is a beauty!

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    Suzy -- do go for it. Log cabin blocks are amazingly forgiving. Giving away secrets here, but my quilt has some seriously wonky strips. I used some 2 inch strips, some 1 and some 1 1/4 plus some 1 1/2. Just whatever was in my scraps pile from previous quilts. I don't pre-cut the strips -- sew first, then cut, then trim to size. The only rules I had for myself going in were that I would not have two consecutive logs out of the same fabric, but that each layer was a unified color. And even that rule, I broke a few times.

    Seriously, this is such a flexible block, you can just play and mess around until you like the finished effect.

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    BEAUTIFUL! You did a great job, and I love your FM quilting. I am a brights lover, so this really is right up my alley!

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    Janice-- here is the link to the photos of this quilt in progress:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-64136-6.htm

    Thanks for asking
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    Beautiful quilt! Love all the colors!

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    just wow. it's great!

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    Gorgeous quilt

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