Thursday, April 12, 2012
Michelle's Log Cabin Quilt
Here is the quilt on our spare bedroom queen size bed. The quilt measures 84 inches square so that leaves a drape on each side of 12 inches. The quilt is 12 blocks by 12 blocks, with each block containing 13 pieces for a total of 1,832 pieces in the body of the quilt.
The pattern was derived from Eleanor Burns Quilt in a Day Log Cabin book. However, she used 2 1/2 inch strips where I narrowed it down to 1 1/2 inch strips...pre-sewn. The width of each strip sewn is 1 inch.
The entire quilt is handquilted. That means, it is quilted over every single inch of it. I used over three spools of quilting thread on this quilt - more than I have ever used on any quilt.
If you travel through my blog, you will see that I made Breagha a quilt almost exactly like this one. Michelle liked it so well that she wanted an identical one for herself. I loved the idea of having matching mother/daughter quilts made by mom/grandma.
I backed the quilt in a soft white muslin and here is a view of the quilting on the back.
The binding was done in red to match the red centers of each block. The border was done in my favorite quilting stencil of hearts as I always feel that I am wrapping it up with love.
I must say that when my daughter saw the photos of her finished quilt, she was awfully happy. She did a search on the history of log cabin quilts and loved what she discovered about them. More than fitting that both she and her daughter, living in Scotland, will each own a log cabin quilt.