Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Scrappy Log Cabin Finishing Info

Hello and happy Wednesday! I finished my king-size scrappy log cabin quilt top!  This has been one of those projects on my long-term to do list for years!!! This was such a fun finish!  Even better was the fact I was able to take it to be quilted yesterday...yay!


It really did take me most of the day Monday to put all of the blocks 


together...sewing a king-size quilt using 8" x 8" blocks is not an easy task.  My finished quilt had 12 rows of 13 blocks each.  I sewed blocks into rows, then sewed the rows into four pairs, and then added a third row to each pair.  Then I sewed each of the three-row sections together to make two sections of six rows and finally sewed the two halves together.  When I was finished I had pretty sore shoulders!


I went back and forth between setting options and finally decided on a classic setting that I love! I can't even tell you how much I love this quilt top!


I didn't worry one bit about whether similar or same fabrics were too close together...it's a scrappy quilt, right? Anything goes! As I mentioned the other day, all of these fabrics came from my stash other than 2 1/2 yards I purchased  a few weeks ago (I bought six different quarter yards in assorted reds, greens, and creams to make sure I wouldn't use up everything in my stash).  I even had backing fabric on hand for this, so it's almost free, right?  And I was so happy to be able to mix in some Desert Bloom, Creekside, and The Front Porch fabrics along with my Fig Tree goodies.


The funny thing about this quilt is that now I really want to make a non-Christmas version.  I've actually already started it, but will try to work on it a little more frequently now that I know how much I love this one.  And I won't make it king-sized!


So, so happy for my quilter who said yes the other night when I texted her and asked if I could bring a king-sized Christmas quilt by!  Oh, and when I dropped it off I picked up some other fun things I'll be binding right away and sharing.

For a digital lay out of my quilt head over to the Scrappy Log Cabin landing page where I've updated with the finished image.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

12 comments:

Sherry VF said...

Congratulations! So pretty.

Bambi Pearson said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the colors.

T Holzer said...

Wow, Sherri! You are a machine! This quilt would've taken me four months to finish and you did it in four weeks?? It is gorgeous and I'm excited to see the colour scheme in your next one.

Frida Lucia said...

Uau, muito lindo!

Hildy said...

Congrats to your finish I can't wait to the it quilted!

Monica said...

Beautiful! What an accomplishment too. I have a traditional log cabin quilt i have made and not used as i have been wanting to do pillowcases and throw pillows first before i display it. hmmm...now that i'm thinking about it my quilt placed 2nd in the local quilt show a few years ago-and i'm still waiting to use it! (why do we do this to ourselves?)

Little Quiltsong said...

Love this quilt and the setting option you chose!! What a treasure to display once finished!

KMSC said...

This quilt is gorgeous; such beautiful scraps you had. I’ve been quilting for over 40 years and have never made a log cabin quilt. Maybe I should start one before it’s too late!

Josefina Martinez said...

Love it, congratulations!!! Beautiful colours and work.

Adrienne said...

Congratulations. Beautiful effort.

Helen L said...

It's beautiful Sherri!! And I'm sure it's going to be even more beautiful when the quilting is added! What a fun and satisfying project!! Hugs, H

Susie Hoover said...

Can't wait to see the FINAL picture -- quilted & bound! ♥

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