my sister bought for me in Sweden a few years ago. (Thanks Anita!) I think this was a great way to show case the fabric. A side benefit was using up some of my string scraps, which are always plentiful. The blocks are huge! 20" finished. When making my blocks I tried to mix up my color schemes to make it NOT make it look so much like me, but I don't know that I succeeded in that. It's really hard to work against your normal inclinations.
I haven't sashed a quilt in white for quite awhile now. I really dislike the colored threads showing through the front, so I tried pressing the final seams toward the centers. I hope that alleviates at least some of the problem. Still, there are lots of threads to trim before I baste! The quilt top is 60" x 80".
Do you have a finish to share today? If so, please link up to a specific post. Thanks for joining me!
Happy Friday to you!
I love it, Amanda!! Showcasing fabric is always fun :-).
Soooo four years ago or not- it's a lovely quilt top! And if you had fun making it then its a success in my book! :)
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I love those flowers in the center, and all the way from Sweden, cool!! Old school, new school, it is all beautiful!!
You are good for cutting all those tiny threads I usually leave them and then pout about it when it is done;) Sometimes. I was a dork one time and used a pink thread thinking I was being good about using up thread that I already had before buying more. Not so good on the back of white when you can clearly see it showing thru:/ What are you gonna do?!
I like the apples and orange in there. So bright and joyful!!
I don't know what is "four years ago" because I just started quilting! AND I love everything you do! Your tutorials have been such a help to me. Thanks for all your instructions, inspiration and sharing of your life with all of us.
I didn't log cabins were a thing of the past - I still like them! And I really like the cute centers.
Log cabins are sort of timeless aren't they? I love your top, beautiful colours.
Love your quilt top! I still have so many quilty projects I want to do...everything is new to me ;-)
I'm glad you found a use for the fabric. I was afraid I'd made a bad choice because I'd never seen it or heard about it till now.
I absolutely love this quilt top! The colors are happy!
Those fussy cut blocks are sweet! What an awesome gift from your sister. You chose the perfect pattern for showing them off!
I really love your quilt! The colors are bright and happy! I do the same thing with the pressing, but I also use 505 basting spray, and then I pin. Yep I overdo it. But the spray keeps all those little threads where you want them until you quilt it. Then the quilting keeps them there. i love your blog btw.
Love your blocks.
I am just into quilting. Going into my 3rd year. Log Cabin blocks were one of the first I learned. Hope they will always be around.
I know you're probably tongue in cheek about "going old school" but I wanted to say that it's a lovely, fun top and the recipient won't care how "in" it us.
mmmm, old school? The log cabin? Wonky? All the white? I love it all! Yours was the first blog I ever followed. And your use of so much white let me begin to actually use all those scraps I've been saving for years. And making quilts I loved. Cheers to you! Toni
never out of style!!! beautiful!
I love the big, graphic centers of the block. Log cabins are timeless if you ask me!
Well; I guess I am old school then. I love it on white!! Sets your blocks off perfectly.
"4 years ago" or, timeless? LOL... lovely top no matter what you call it!
It takes me about 4 years to finally get around to making things I want so it seems right on track! Fun Stuff.
I wouldn't have a clue that the log cabins are old school! Love the flower fabric at the centre :)
Love this happy, fun quilt!
The apples are awesome!!! Such a fun, summertime quilt!!!
Beautiful quilts never go out of style, hey? Another great finish - you so encourage and inspire the rest of us :)
So Cute! Thanks for keeping me motivated every week.
I didn't think there was so 4 years ago in quilting :)
Love those fussy cut centers!
4 years ago I hadn't ever sewed a stitch, so not 4 years ago to me. :)
Love your top! Great center fabric. It's fun to revisit the past sometimes. :)
the fussy cutting looks great! Such a bright and cheery quilt :)
That's a great old school finish! It even has an apple for the teacher. :-)
Pretty never is out of style! A lovely way to showcase those prints. Love fussy cutting and happy colours.
I really like how bright it is, and it is always nice to use up string scraps.
love the log cabins sashed in white, so fresh!
Even if it sooo 2009, we can LOVE it! ;-)
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Well I wasn't quiting 4 years ago - so it looks fresh and new to me! I love the fussy cut centres - perfect for this bright and cheerful quilt.
Love this one. A beautiful quilt is always in style ;)
I never get sick of seeing wonky log cabins and bright colors on white. It's beautiful and I love those fussy-cut flowers!
Good job! I should make a log cabin quilt.
What wonderful way of displaying/showcasing/framing those flower prints. Love it so flowers are so mod :-)
What a beautiful, happy quilt top. What a nice sister you have. Happy Day!
Love the colours in this quilt. It's so bright and happy. I like that you fussy cut those center blocks of the log cabin.
Oh I love it! I always want to make the same projects as you!!!
This is such a fun quilt top!
Makes me smile!
It is really beautiful!!
That is Super Stinking Cute!!!! squeegeatc at aol dot com
Love the colors and the finish! Awesome!
So 4 years ago? I remember wonky blocks from a lot longer ago than that.
When a block works, it is timeless.
I love it too. It isn't 4 years ago....it is today for sure.
It's lovely and modern! Congrats on a great top!
Love this one, so Scandinavian:)
It may be "so 4 years ago" (is it?), but I still love this whenever I see it. It's one of my favorite kinds of quilts.
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