Monday, March 24, 2014

Curved Log Cabin

I got a GREAT dose of quilting in over the weekend.  I finished my curved log cabin quilt top - it's a flimsy now.  Can you see the curves?

 
 
The curves are formed by varying the width of the strips; those on the light side are half the width of the dark strips.

 
 
The quilt will finish at about 72" square (sometimes they shrink a little after quilting).  I decided to forgo a border.  I have a couple of different prints reserved for the binding (will decide which to use later) and am creatively piecing the backing.  Remember those logs I cut the wrong size?  Well, they are coming in handy for the back.  I had a large piece of Fig Tree fabric I wanted to use for the back but it was just a little too short to work on its own.  So I'm extending it with a pieced inset.  It's a bit more work but thrifty and I am liking the look. 
 
Next up:  binding the monster size quilt.
 


8 comments:

Terri McBride said...

I really love your curved log cabin it is so pretty (of course how could it not be with Fig Tree fabric). I think I am going to have to make this thank you for sharing.

Nicole said...

Cathy, that is another quilt of yours that I LOVE! I am dying to see the whole thing. What a beautiful project this is.

Kyle said...

What a perfect quilt to use more of those wonderful Fig Tree fabrics. Using only strips and creating the illusion of curves is a great technique. It would be fun to try. Your quilt looks beautiful.

gailss said...

Oh Cathy...this came out very nice and what a great pattern....can see where I will be starting one of these very soon. Love your colors and great quilt!!!!

JoAnne said...

This is so pretty! I've been considering a log cabin pattern for an upcoming project. I love the look of this curved pattern. You did a great job!

Thimbleanna said...

Your log cabins are looking great and I love the curved variation. It makes one wonder -- was someone sitting around one day looking at the log cabin and wondering what would happen if they made half the strips skinny????

Aunt 'Reen said...

What a gorgeous finish Cathy!
Congratulations it's fabulous.

Lisa D. said...

Beautiful - love it!