Saturday, February 10, 2007

Log Cabin Quilt

Do you remember late last year I was talking about the quilt that was going into the magazine? I had forgotten all about it until the other day when I pulled the quilt out of the cabinet, and realised I still hadn't shared a picture with you.

The quilt appeared in Australian Patchwork & Quilting in around December, and my next is due in print soon, with another to be sent off next month ... busy busy busy!

Well, here it is! The log cabin blocks are 5" finished, and I have to confess I don't remember how many are in the quilt, but it's over 100. I think there are 36 in the centre section ... and hmmm ... if I wasn't feeling so lazy today I'm sure I could work out the rest.

The blocks are all made from strips and strings left over from Thimbleberries club projects over the years. It's amazing how much of that stuff can build up. I actually managed to put a huge dent in them, but I think it's built up again already!

The picture is prior to quilting. After I quilted it, I put little clusters of buttons at the interections of the swags. It looks really cute.
I named it 'Too many Log Cabins are never enough'. In the magazine they called it 'Never Enough Log Cabins' I'm assuming for typesetting reasons. It's among my favourite quilts right now ...

27 comments:

ForestJane said...

I really am impressed! Are the swags appliqued onto your background fabric? A log cabin quilt is definitely on my list of quilts to make someday. :)

But probably not little ones like this!

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

It's beautiful. I was sewing with friends tonight and we were all talking about having the "need" to make a log cabin quilt.

Fiona said...

That is really lovely - the swags complement the log cabins perfectly.

Judith said...

It is just very beautifull. I really love the look of it.

Melzie said...

Wow Tazzie that is gorgeous. It looks almost 3D the swags look like shadows under a 3 dimensional row :) Neat! Congrats! xoxo melzie

Dawn said...

It is wonderful. I have a subscription and love finding your quilts in it. And what I love about that magazine is the lovely pictures they give you of the quilts!

Jeanne said...

Oooh, it's gorgeous! I LOVE log cabin!!!
Jeanne :)

Jeanne said...

Tazzie, I love your log cabin quilt! The swag borders really add punch to it.

Simonetta said...

Tazzie,this quilt is fabulous!!!!
I love teh Log cabin block and and the autumn colors are mine preferred :))))

JudyL said...

Tazzie! That's a beautiful quilt. What a difference it makes adding those borders with the medallion type center!

I love Australian Patchwork and Quilting and guess I need to subscribe since I can't buy it locally any more.

Congratulations on having your quilt(s) published.

gwen said...

Another wonderful quilt! I have already made some quilts from APQ and I love the pictures. Now I will look for your name as well.

Weronica said...

It's a bautiful quilt. I love the scalloped borders.
// Weronica

Shelina said...

Tazzie, this quilt took my breath away - it is so eautiful. I love the swag, and how the color of the swags goes with the blues in the log cabin.

Nadine said...

And you're right, Tazzie ! I have a subsciption to APQ magazine, and when I got my last December issue, I was VERY proud to tell my friends : "See that beautifil quilt ? Well, I "know" the maker!"
LOL !
Now I understand you're making a second one to be shown in the magazine, and I can't wait seeing it,.... and tease my friends again ! LOL

Higs & smiles !
NADINE.

Ali Honey said...

Congratulations Tazzie. The Australian mags take a while to find their way across the ditch, but if we are patient we get to savour them too.

Veronica said...

Congratulations on having your quilts published. How exciting! Great job on the log cabins. One of my favorites.

Carol said...

Tazzie it is just beautiful...I love log cabin quilts.

Pam said...

I have been looking around for that magazine but either it hasn't made it to my part of the world or I missed it. I will keep looking, I would love to see it in the magazine. The quilt looks wonderful.

Diana said...

It is beautiful, just beautiful! What a great finish.

Karen said...

Congratulations on your publication, Tazzie, it is such a beautiful log cabin. What fabric did you use for the swags? I love it.

Anne said...

Hi! How lovely! The ways you can use log cabin blocks never seems to end:-)

Screen Door said...

Beautiful quilt- I recognize lots of fabrics....

The Calico Cat said...

Love the swags - I NEVER would have thought about that setting!

ruth said...

When I got that magazine (before I'd even had a chance to read it) my husband looked at that quilt and commented that he really liked it. It was only when I looked closer at it that I realised it was yours! It's gone on to the never ending list of 'one day' quilts.

Ms. Jan said...

Yummy quilt!!! Which magazine will be publishing it??

Anonymous said...

Love your LC Swag.

apuds@optusnet.com.au said...

Hi Tazzie,I Love your quilt it is stunning. I am in the process of making this Quilt, it was for my sick auntie but she died before could finish it. It will now go to her daughter. I have a photo copy of this quilt pattern from the Australian Patchwork Quilting mag, but somehow the corner pattern of the swages is missing. I was trying to find a copy of the pattern and came across your site. Another member of our group has also made it but she died a couple of weeks ago. Love it, it is beautiful.

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