Thursday, September 6, 2012

Pastel Log Cabin Top

Well, I finally got back to the pastel log cabin quilt I had been working on.  I showed you options here and here as I was deciding how to set the blocks together.  I decided on option 2 and put the center part of the quilt together and it stayed on the design wall for a while.  I finally got around to making the piano key borders and here is the result, finally pieced together.

This will eventually go on the daybed in my office.  I haven't officially moved in there yet as there are a couple of things I need to finish for the room first, but that's a future post.
I decided to do simple string corners on this quilt top.  Here is a close up of one corner.  They are all slightly different from each other, but all use fabrics from the interior of the top.
Now that this top is done, I can get back to the project I was working on at our mini-retreat!  It is a Fall colored one, so it will be fun to work on and pretend that our 102 degree days are maybe half that.  Think it will work?
The pastel log cabin will join it's friends in the growing basket of quilt tops I need to quilt.  I know, my friend Jo would tell me to just hand quilt a couple of hours a day and they would soon be done.   But remember that 102 degrees?  I just can't get excited about having a quilt on my lap when it's still this hot! 
This afternoon I'm meeting with the editor of a magazine about doing a future article.  Yay!
Hope it is cooler where you are!

1 comment:

JoQuilter said...

Your right, Jo says a little bit of hand quilting everyday gets the job done. But since you don't have time and the weather isn't right, maybe you should just gift that quilt to me! And remember, Iowa is at 90+ degrees and has been most of the summer but with air-conditioning it is still cool enough to quilt! That said, I'm get off your back for a while. Have a great day.