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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Basting



Today I am preparing my Log Cabin baby quilt for hand quilting. It is a part of the quilting process that many quilters don't like very much, but which I enjoy as much as all the different stages of quilting.

You can find the method I use in MY TUTORIAL, where you will understand the reason of the spoon on the quilt.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Baby Quilt Top in the Snow

Log Cabin baby quilt top

Log Cabin baby quilt top

Log Cabin baby quilt top

Log Cabin baby quilt top

Children and grandchildren are now back to their own places. My home is now clean and tidy again, and here I am quilting and knitting again. As you can see on the picture, the weather here in Athens is very cold, we have snow for the second time since Christmas and it's the perfect weather for home activities. I enjoyed displaying my quilt on the snow to take a beautiful picture!

This quilt top was done in a week-end time. It is so easy and quick to sew Log cabin blocks following the method shown in MY TUTORIAL!

Each finished block measures 10.5"x10.5"(26.67cm x 26.67cm).
The top measures 38.5"x 50.5" (98cm x 128.27cm).

To make this top I cut strips of 2"width, as I go along, not making any calculations either on the length or on how much fabric I need (too bad... or lazy in maths!).

I chose fabrics from the line Rapture (Subtle Joy Palette) of Pat Bravo for Art Gallery.