Sunday, January 01, 2006

Log Cabin #1


I had a productive start to 2006. I was able to spend most of the day working on a UFO. This is one of two log cabin quilts I’m making for twin beds in the condo. My Mom pieced the tops except for the borders and sent them to me several weeks ago (She helps me with piecing in exchange for my quilting services).

I got the borders cut and sewn on, the back made from 9 one yard pieces of fabric pulled from my stash, and finally just before supper, I loaded the quilt on the longarm. I haven’t decided if I’m going to quilt a pantograph or just meander something on it but will have to decide by tomorrow or Monday when I plan to start quilting it.

I like using stash up for quilt backings but I hate spending the extra time to piece them, especially for bed quilts.

3 comments:

Nancy said...

Wow you really have had a good start! I love log cabins. I made 5 one Christmas for nieces and nephews. It's nice that you and your Mom can swap out quilting tasks.

JudyL said...

Mary, I also love log cabins. Didn't know you had a longarm! Well, maybe I knew but forgot!

Love your quilts. Is that a birds in the air I see in the background? I have one of those that needs finishing! Mine is scrappy . . the greens looks very pretty!

Congratulations on using the stash for the backing!

Judy

The Calico Cat said...

love the quilts. Lucky gal to have the skilled helper. :o)

I have a coupld of patterns that I would love for someone else to piece for me.....