Thursday, December 11, 2008
Log Cabin Look Alike
When I designed this quilt I thought I had seen something like this block before but couldn't find anything in any publications so I designed the block and size myself.
To make this quilt I just made a lot of blocks in dark light combinations with fabrics with very similar colorations but different types of prints. The block mimics a traditional log cabin block with the half light/half dark coloration.
I put the blocks up on the design wall and moved them around until I was pleased with the overall layout.
As you can see it is a very asymetrical quilt. I tend to prefer assymetrical designs.
This gave a more contemporary look to the quilt.
I then played with fabrics and did an unconventional uneven border using several different fabrics. I am pleasesd with the completed quilt. Of course I taught this as a class too.
As I may have mentioned, I'm not currently doing any teaching. I'm old and tired! I was old and tired twice before but I got over it. I'm still deciding if I'll get over it this time. I do love teaching and have considered teaching on line. At this time I just throw out a few ideas, hints and how to's on the blog. Of course I help my friends or anyone who wants suggestions when we're together. I guess once a teacher, always a teacher!
Of course I'm going to include a puzzle for you tonight.
This is another one of my donation items. It is a wool rug I braided many years ago.
Someone else can enjoy it now but I still have it as a photo. It is about 12 1/2 feet by 21 feet. when I started it I thought it would be a good way to use up all my wool skirts and clothing. I found they were just a fraction of what I needed. I spent a lot of time at Salvation Army, St Vincent DePaul and other resale places to acquire the wool for it. It then all had to be cut apart, washed and torn into strip.
I laced it together with strong linen thread I bought from a shoe repair shop. I would guess I finished it about 35 years ago. It will never wear out.