Saturday, October 22, 2016

Liberty Of London Log Cabin Quilt

I received a wonderful gift a few years ago, some Liberty of London fabric.  It was a special edition from V&A museum in London.  My friend Eileen went on vacation there and brought a pack of 6 fat quarters home for me as a thank you for helping her learn how to quilt.  I was looking for a new project this week and found the stash and got to work.  Here is Boris enjoying the soft fabric for his nap. 


I was limited to these 6 fat quarters because the fabric is no longer available.  I decided to do a simple log cabin and to use all the fabric did both dark to light and light to dark.  I am still not done but I got 9 squares made in a matter of 6 hours.  Not too bad.  I am loving the results. 



I think I have enough fabric for 3 more squares but not sure if I like having the colors uneven at the top and bottom.  What do you think? 




Friday, October 7, 2016

Feedsack Quilt

sneak peak to the front

Here is the start of my new feedsack quilt that I am making for my cousin to celebrate her one year wedding anniversary and as a house warming present.  She and her husband were married last December in Washington DC, near Dupont Circle and their home is located in suberb outside of Washington DC.  It's beautiful.  Below is a picture of their new home and of the room I am trying to make something for....


My plan was to make something with BLUE.  Since I collect antique feedsacks, I thought it might be nice to make something for her since she loves antiques.  I put a blue back on it.

the backing
So the front is made up of 154 (3.5 inch) squares to make a lap sized throw for the couch. 



Molly and RJ


I decided to hand quilt it so I placed lots of different sized circles all over the quilt. 

close up of hand quilting

Before binding
Finished Quilt
Quilt Label
To see a Quilt Label Tutorial check out this post!  



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