Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Log cabin quilt

Here's my log cabin quilt.... this was honestly the simplest quilt to build, BUT I've made a king size and it's too much for my little janome - I just can't seem to squeeze it through... I mean I could do it if I really wanted to, but it would flatten me!  It's so nearly there tho.  I need to find a way to get it done and on the bed!

So another pile of pretty fabric.........

And you cut it into strips and sew it together!  so easy, so quick!

Then you sew the blocks together to form a larger pattern.....

Something like this!  next add a border

And hopefully you are sensible and get enough fabric to do the border from your centre pieces!  If you're like me tho you didn't and so I had to hunt down a matching red!  I think it's OK tho - can you tell?

And this is as far as I've gotten with this quilt.... I've added the batting and backing BUT it's stuck in my machine now.  I so, so want to finish this quilt.  It's a labour of love.  Love of America.... when I visited there last christmas I went to their AMAZING craft superstores and fell in love.  WHY can't we have such amazing places here?  JoAnns fabric store was honestly, honestly, honestly the most amazing place I've ever been!  It was a eutopia!  I could have spent my two week holiday in there alone.  The fabric for this quilt all in all cost me abou £40/60.  Could you imagine getting that much fabric here?  One colour would have cost me that much at my local rip off fabric store!!! 

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