Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Two Half Log Cabins - Different Quilts

My friend Martha, the shop owner of the CraZy 9 Patch and Kimmie, on staff at C9P decided to use up the last of a few purple to lilac fabrics making half log cabins. The quilts look the same on front.

Kimmie chose pink flannel back and wanted bamboo batting. She also wanted hearts. I drew up three wonky concentric freemotion hearts (continuous, thank you very much) and quilted it on the quilt along with a a Debbi Treusch offset of a Deloa Jones sashing, SID and my longarm feathers with echo.




Martha used a purple backing and wanted Hobbs Heirloom batting. Martha liked the Tree of Life design that I drew up and used on my son's Jacob's Ladder. So I did that inside the field of her half log cabin. I SID the border and used freemotion to quilt an open leage and curl pattern similar to one of the fabrics in the the quilt.



The back shows the budding stems of the tree. No flash used for this so the color is distorted.


You can't see the quilting on this photo but the color is correct.

So these two fabric-atistas (hey, if Starbucks can make up a name for their coffee guys, I can make up a name for the people who work at quilt shops) had two very different quilts.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful work! You are one busy lady! Love your stuff.


Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

I love your blog! I am a very newbie longarmer..got a used Gammill in September...but so wanting to learn new things. We live way too far from any quilting classes. Are you just so talented? Did you take classes? I never heard of MQResources until I read your blog. I am in awe of what you do...lovely work. I can only hope that one day I can do some of what you seem to have mastered.

My life has changed in the last couple of years - some bumps, I retired from quilting, and then I moved to Texas. I'm anxious to see what new adventures await me in the next phase of my life.

About Me

My photo
Ramona, California, United States
I started quilting when a quilt shop opened in our little town in January 2004. I have been hooked ever since.

Blog Archive

Followers of my blog

Books I"ve read lately

  • The Help (Kindle)
  • The Appeal by John Grisham
  • Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  • To Kill a Mockingbird (again) by Harper Lee
  • Bleachers by John Grisham

This is called Fruit Cocktail

This is called Fruit Cocktail
It is all batiks