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Log Cabins for my niece

Sakar

Log Cabins for my niece
« on: April 23, 2017, 09:59:23 AM »
My godchild has become 18 this year and she will finish college in June, to conitnue on university in autumn. That's reason enough to make a nice quilt in her favourite colours.
I must admit that I have never really sewn a LogCabin, although I have a whole book of this wonderful pattern at home.

So it's a LogCabin Quilt to be  :)

That's the plan:


And that's my first success after 3h of sewing  :D


The fabric was chosen be DH and even prewashing and ironing was done by the best husband in the world  :loveit:

Sakar

Re: Log Cabins for my niece
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2017, 13:39:16 PM »
Intermediate state 2pm...


shadykittykat

Re: Log Cabins for my niece
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2017, 15:04:12 PM »
Looking good  <3
Kate
Running, sewing, eating.....
Wandering warily in warmest Worcestershire

Lantana

Re: Log Cabins for my niece
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2017, 18:03:50 PM »
It's coming on nicely! I really like it!

Did I read that right? Your DH did the fabric preparations? Wow!

Lanty  :vintage:

Feeling the fear and doing it anyway .... er sometimes!

Sakar

Re: Log Cabins for my niece
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2017, 20:50:50 PM »
Yes he did  :loveit:

Lilian

Re: Log Cabins for my niece
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2017, 23:05:18 PM »
Looking good, I like the colours  0_0
Willing but not always able :)

rubywishes

Re: Log Cabins for my niece
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2017, 12:53:53 PM »
OOoooooo I love your pattern and colours, just terrific. I've never done a log cabin but after seeing yours....it's on the list!
Juki TL2010Q, Juki DX7,  Singers: 1917 27K treadle (aka Gertie), 1957 99k (aka Vincent), 1951 99k knee lever (aka Shirley), 1950 99k handcrank (aka Alice), 1927 28K (aka Dora), 1947 201K treadle with motor conversion (aka Livvy)
....and the dusting and vacuming can wait!

Ellabella

Re: Log Cabins for my niece
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2017, 16:45:23 PM »
Oh I love Log Cabin blocks. There are so many ways to place them, I could juggle them for hours.

Iminei

Re: Log Cabins for my niece
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2017, 18:47:39 PM »
Lovely stuff, just the right amount of contrast but they do look real fiddly...

Are they strip pieced? What size are the strips???
Do I need to look after your electronic copy of this book???

Lantana, Sakar and her hubby are just married !!! (last May!)
The Imperfect Perfectionist sews again

Sakar

Re: Log Cabins for my niece
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2017, 19:28:23 PM »
@all: Thanks everybody !!

@Ruby: just try it! It's easier than I thougt!!  :)

@Imi: The strips are 5,5cm (cut) or 4cm (sewn), one LogCabin Block is about 32x32cm.
Yes, of course are the stripes pieced. How do you make LogCabins? :P

Here is a little update.... ;)

Deafoldbat

Re: Log Cabins for my niece
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2017, 19:41:44 PM »
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they do look real fiddly...

Not in the least fiddly - you just sew strips round and round. It does help if you cut the strips to size, rather than use the sew and whack method. You can get all sorts of designs with log cabin blocks, like HSTs, as that's the effect the block gives you (without cutting a single triangle - just up your street RW? :D).
For ideas look here
https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Books/Judy-Martins-Log-Cabin-Quilt-Book-Martin/0929589122/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1493059347&sr=1-2&keywords=judy+martin+quilts
« Last Edit: April 24, 2017, 19:43:15 PM by Deafoldbat »

Lantana

Re: Log Cabins for my niece
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2017, 22:23:19 PM »

Lantana, Sakar and her hubby are just married !!! (last May!)

Ah ha! That explains it ... she choose well! I wonder if there are any more where he came from?

L :vintage:
Feeling the fear and doing it anyway .... er sometimes!

Ploshkin

Re: Log Cabins for my niece
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2017, 07:56:27 AM »
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they do look real fiddly...
Iminei, log cabin is brilliant for qayg.  The first thing I ever did was a qayg log cabin wall hanging and sewed each strip on through all layers so it was instantly quilted.
Life's too short for ironing.

Lowena

Re: Log Cabins for my niece
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2017, 09:56:01 AM »
I agree with DOB ( would I dare do otherwise  :P ) Log Cabin is very easy to do but can look very effective.
Yours is looking great Sakar  <3
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Sakar

Re: Log Cabins for my niece
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2017, 12:05:06 PM »
Here is the next pic...



Ah ha! That explains it ... she choose well! I wonder if there are any more where he came from?
L :vintage:
Thanks ;) But if you want, you can ask him yourself at FoQ this year, while carrying all the JellyRolls and books and CharmPacks and wadding and rulers and all the other fabrics and ....  :)

Thanks, Lowena!

Do I need to look after your electronic copy of this book???
It's a German one, but if you want, I could send you some impressions of the  book. ;)
« Last Edit: April 25, 2017, 12:11:29 PM by Sakar »