Traditional meets Modern

 

 

 

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This quilt belongs to Susan.  The piecing is phenomenal on

this quilt. Everything is straight, square, and flat. What more

can you ask for?

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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

quilt over.

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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.

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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.

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The backing always tells a story as well. This is what one block

looks like.

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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.

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I had so much fun looking at all the squares of fabric. Some of it I had

never seen before.

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For instance, Thomas The Tank Engine, I haven’t

seen that before. What young lad wouldn’t love this?

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And the Berstein Bears?  Where did this come from?

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And Mario, where did she find this?  My boys would

love this.

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And who could resist Spiderman?

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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

quilting.

I am positive that this young guy will absolutely love

this quilt for Christmas.

Have a great week.