This quilt belongs to Susan. The piecing is phenomenal on
this quilt. Everything is straight, square, and flat. What more
can you ask for?
Don’t you just love the border? Intially, when I first looked at
it, I thought it was pieced. But no, it is actually a print! We decided
to quilt right along the lines. A blue polyester thread was used for
this border area. It looks like cross hatching when you turn the
A close up of the blocks and the border area. Susan wanted feathers
in the blocks, both in the cream area and the blue print area. It
seemed appropriate due to the log cabin strips that make up the blocks.
In the dark blue star, I quilted an outline 1/4″ inside of it. I also
quilted in the square and inside of the square, an orange peel. I also
outlined around the outside of the star as well.
Around each block there was that outer dark blue log. Instead of
incorporating this into the sashing, we kept it as part of the Log
Cabin blocks themselves. In one area of the quilt, this meant that
one part of the outer log would not be incorporated into the
block. No problem. I used that area to quilt in a swirl design and
it helps this traditional quilt have a modern twist to it.
The backing always tells a story as well. This is what one block
This is the whole quilt. As you can see, I did use a cream polyester
thread too. It is easier when you use the same thread color on the top
and backing-less tension issues. However, if you don’t like this look,
then you have to consider more carefully the color of your backing.
Dorothy made this quilt for a little guy, who recently announced that
he would like to have his own quilt.
Dorothy whipped this cutie up pretty quickly.
I had so much fun looking at all the squares of fabric. Some of it I had
never seen before.
For instance, Thomas The Tank Engine, I haven’t
seen that before. What young lad wouldn’t love this?
And the Berstein Bears? Where did this come from?
And Mario, where did she find this? My boys would
And who could resist Spiderman?
You have got to love the plaid fabric for the backing.
I used a dark blue polyester thread for the top and the
backing. A panto called “Quirky” was used the
I am positive that this young guy will absolutely love
this quilt for Christmas.
Have a great week.