Sunday, 21 March 2010

Complete...

I'm pleased to say that at long last I've finished my wonky log cabin quilt. It was originally inspired by the Old Red Barn Co. Quilt along on flickr. The tutorial was by John from the Quilt Dad blog.


Ta-da.







I had loads of scaps left which I didn't want to waste so I pieced the back too.



It's constructed in rows. I started with the row of patterned squares and white rectangles in the middle and then I just worked my way outwards either side of this row until it reached the right size. The pattern but not the fabrics is a mirror image. I made the design up as I went along, working with what fabrics were left as the pile of scraps got smaller and smaller.
I'm so pleased to have finished it. I dread to think how many hours went into piecing both sides and doing all the quilting.
Now onto finishing some more projects...............

Maria.



18 comments:

Melanie said...

It may have taken hours and hours but the result was so worth it Maria. I love the Summery fabrics you chose.

Kris said...

Oh I love, love, love it! Beautiful!

Sal said...

It's gorgeous,Maria!
I bet you felt such a sense of satisfaction when you finished it!
I love the colours ;-)

Stephanie said...

Worth every minute! Fresh, gorgeous.

Marie said...

It is so beautiful Maria, your an inspiration to me to get busy again. I think of you often and love your posts. Hugs, Marie

Jude said...

It's beautiful..well done.

Linda said...

Love it, love the back as much as the front, so fresh and happy.

Simone de Klerk said...

what a lovely quilt! I love the front and back. Great way to use your scraps!

Amanda said...

It looks terrific Maria, such lovely cheerful colours. And when one side gets grubby you can just turn it over!

Rachel said...

It's absolutely beautiful, Maria! I love pieced quilt backs too but yous looks like a "proper" quilt design in itself - a truly reversible quilt!
Rachel x

Renee said...

oh it's gorgeous - Well done! I love the wonkiness! And that back - that is super impressive!

Sarah said...

those wonky log cabins are so cool!

highwaycottage said...

Maria that quilt is stunning. Worth all the hard work you've put into it. Well done !!!!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

It is beautiful and the back is just as gorgeous as the front! Well Done

Jackie said...

What a delicious quilt..front and back.

sewkalico said...

What a gorgeous quilt!!! Both back and front are amazing.

silverpebble said...

Oh ! Absolutely stunning! Goodness I do love the spring-like colours.

XUE said...

It is breath=taking! The quilt top & the backing are both so beautiful ! I can imagine those hours & hours you spent on making this!