Friday, June 27, 2008

Floral Log Cabin

My mom has always loved Log Cabin quilts. And had I made her one? No. Bad daughter.


And now, guilty no more!! Here is the Floral Log Cabin I recently completed and gave to her for her birthday. I machine-quilted between all the blocks to hold everything together, and then hand-quilted two concentric squares in each Log Cabin block. In two and a half days. (I had a deadline, and, lucky me, only drew blood once.) The border is machine-quilted. As you can tell, I'm no purist when it comes to machine-quilting and hand-quilting; I will use both in the same quilt. It's about 60" by 70".

Whew!!

Next stop: 136 yellow and cream half-square-triangle squares from a long-abandoned quilt project! Stay tuned...

8 comments:

Karyn said...

the quilt is STUNNING. Totally gorgeous. I'd love to see that border floral fabric close up. Is it vintage? Your mom must have been over the moon when you gave it to her.

Johanna Masko said...

Thanks! The border is not vintage, but certainly has the vintage vibe. It's a Martha Negley print from a year or two ago from the Fruits and Florals collection. I checked eQuilter for it but they don't have it anymore. Glad I stocked up when I did!

Marnie said...

2 and a half days?

um. ah. pfft.

you render me speechless.

karyn said...

looks like there's been a renovation going on over here. Nice! If only house renovations happened overnight like this.

Natalie said...

Oh my gosh! I can't believe you churned this one out. Doesn't that go against the process? Ha! I think speed is the difference between craft and factory/production. Another debate up for discussion.

Truly, this quilt is breath-taking. So many hearths/hearts in a single piece. It's like loving mom, over and over again! Amazing!

Johanna Masko said...

Natalie- Just the quilting part went really fast. The blocks were constructed over the course of, well, a couple years of working on them and then setting them aside, then picking them up again. Trust me, all in all the quilt actually took a long time to make. I just needed to turn on the jets for the finishing.

Thanks for the quilt-love!

Johanna Masko said...

Karyn- All thanks to my best friend Ally, who tweaked the blog to make it pretty! I'm not techno enough to do it myself. :-)

Meghan Kraatz said...

What a pretty log cabin Johanna!

I miss you!