Friday, October 9, 2015

Log Cabin First




A few months back I sewed a bunch of wonky log cabin blocks to make this quilt.  Not being sure what to do for borders I asked here and got several good suggestions one of which was to add a white border.  So I did, but it still looked like it needed something more so I fused a bunch of free form flowers and leaves here and there.


Not wanting to take the time or effort it would involve to zig zag around them on my sewing machine I decided to just finish the edges with my long arm while I was doing the quilting.


After all the other quilting was finished I went back and sewed the edges of the flowers until I thought they were secure.


I wasn't sure how this would turn out so I washed the quilt a couple of times.  Nothing fell off  and there is only a little fraying around the flowers.


Now don’t look too closely at those feathers because this was my real first attempt at stitching  so many and they are far from perfect. I also needed to stitch them out into the border someway.  Funny how you don’t notice  things until you take a photograph .
I am linking up with A Quilting Readers Garden Wips -be- Gone 
Until the next time,
Nancy

16 comments:

  1. Wow--so pretty. The flowers were the perfect touch.
    Does it have a name? It looks like a fiesta to me!

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  2. What a gorgeous quilt Nancy!
    And I love those free spirited flowers in the borders, the look beautiful!

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  3. Oh I like the bright colors and border flowers. Your quilting looks great to me.

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  4. Es un arcoiris !!!!!!
    me encanta, es alegre y las flores perfecto,
    buen fin de semana

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  5. I think it looks fantastic! The feathers look wonderful :0)

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  6. Your quilt is so bright and fun! What a great way to get lots of practice with feathers - they look great and those flowers you added were just the perfect border!! Can't wait to see more of your beautiful quilting!

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  7. I LOVE it! My favorite log cabin quilt ever!

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  8. Your quilt is gorgeous. The bright colors and the feathers in the white area blends tradition with modern. Super fun!

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  9. Very pretty and the flowers were a great idea! It has a bit of modern twist !

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  10. What a fabulous addition to your quilt! Love it!

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  11. I've never thought to add applique after quilting - but why not? and it worked beautifully!

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  12. I think it looks fantastic! What a fun way to border the blocks. I've used that applique method before and it works like a charm!

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  13. Love it! I invite you to link it up to WIPs Be Gone - it's so pretty.

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  14. A very happy quilt - love log cabin quilts in any form. Perfect touch to have those flowers dancing around the edges!

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  15. The flowers are perfect on the border. Good choice.

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  16. WOW! ! ! I love your quilt. So bright and happy. I need to get busy and get a log cabin made so I can mark it off my bucket list! Great Job.

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