Thursday, April 12, 2012

KING SIZE QUILT, ETC.

I participated in the Quilt Along that Joanne at Thread Head hosted last year.  I decided to make it into a king size quilt for our bed because I only have one king size quilt and we've been using it for about 4 years and I was getting tired of it.  If you click on the link above, you can see all the blocks as well as a picture of Joanne's finished quilt - the one that's labeled "My quilt - all finished."  I didn't make all the blocks as shown, just the ones I liked best.  Mainly Ohio Star, Sawtooth Star and Churn Dash.  I will be finishing mine with the same border as Joanne's.


Close up of the first border.
When I first retired and we were on our first trip, I took my Featherweight along.  At that time I started making blocks for "Scrappity-Do-Dah" which was a quilt pattern I received in a quilt magazine advertisement.  Since then, I have made blocks from time to time until I now have about 460 blocks - enough for a 90" x 100" quilt!  One day this week, I just wanted some mindless sewing to do so I took these out and started sewing some together.  Here are some of them.  I only made 2 blocks out of each piece of fabric, so there will be lots of different fabrics in it.


Since my blog name is Country Log Cabin and my Etsy shop is Log Cabin Mercantile, I have been wanting to make a quilt block depicting a log cabin.  I finally got around to it!  It is a cabin with a log cabin block on one side.  


This morning I was looking for a quilt pattern that I KNOW is in one of these APQ magazines, but could I find it?  No!  I don't know the name of it either.  I think I should get my magazines organized and maybe I'll find it then.


A lady working in a quilt shop once told me that she is making a wedding quilt for each of her grandchildren.  She had 7 I think and they were all pretty young.  I want to do that as well, and I think I should start pretty soon.  My oldest one is 20!  That lady hand quilted all of hers, but I doubt I will do that.  Any suggestions?


21 comments:

Grit said...

Wunderschöne Quilts.
Liebe Grüße Grit

Betty Lou said...

I like your large quilt, I think using limited blocks adds interest without being so busy as a sampler. Very nice. Better get busy, that 20 year old could be ready to tie the knot in a few years. I didn't know you had an Etsy shop, I will check it out.
Hugs

Katie said...

Your king-size quilt is wonderful. I love how the borders take the chain blocks out further. And the little log cabin is sweet. The "mindless" blocks would be fun with swapped charm squares...hmmm... And I love the idea of making your grandkids each a wedding quilt. I plan to do that for my nieces and nephews, since I don't have any kids of my own, but the oldest being 15, I've got a few more years than you do! I'm not sure what to suggest, though. I'd say use their wedding colors, but that doesn't allow you to plan too far in advance! Otherwise, I'm sure they'd love anything you make. If they don't, you can just send it to me. :)

Impera_Magna said...

Lovely quilts... and your log cabin block is great!

My grandchildren all got twin quilts... I was afraid to wait until they got married... by then, I may not be able to thread a needle! *lol*

Joanne said...

Your quilt along quilt is fabulous!! Good luck with the quilting.
How nice that you want to make your grand children wedding quilts.

canuckquilter said...

Your Threadhead Quiltalong quilt will be gorgeous on the bed. Those colours really play well together and the setting is fun. Scrappity-doo-dah will make a great scrap quilt! Maybe it can be the first wedding quilt?

Randy D. said...

I love your finished quilt-a-long and the setting is fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

You are going to have a very good king size quilt for your bed. We have two king size beds. I don't think I have a king size quilt in my collection any more. I have wanted to do one but I always end up making something smaller.

Beth said...

Your king size quilt is just awesome!! Love the scrapity do-dah too.
I really think that any pattern can be a wedding quilt. I think I would select a traditional pattern (Ohio star, log cabin, churn dash....) because they are timeless.

Lesley said...

Your quilt is gorgeous! You must be so proud!

Janet O. said...

Your Quilt-along quilt is a beauty. I love the border you will be using. So nice!

---"Love" said...

That first quilt is absolutely stunning! I love the setting! The Scrappity-Do-Dah could be a double-charm quilt with fabrics used only twice! The Log Cabin is perfect for you. Have you done a search on the APQ website for your wedding quilt pattern? I probably have it somewhere if you know the name. ---"Love"

a good yarn said...

Ruth, your quilts are always of the highest standard both is design, fabric, colour and execution. You are an inspiration to us all. ann :-)

quilt32 said...

I especially love the log cabin block.
Lillian
lillianscupboard.wordpress.com

Liriopia said...

Ruth, you are absolutely amazing! Love everything here. Your "Log" cabin is one of the most original house blocks I have seen!

Liri

Karen said...

Love your Thread Head quilt! It's beautiful! Makes me want to get back to mine as I've only got about half the blocks done so far.

Teresa said...

What a gorgeous quilt! I like the way the Irish chain blocks set off the other blocks. Very nice.

I scan in the APQ magazines, it you can describe the quilt to me I will check my index and see if I can spot it for you.

Lori said...

I love the blocks and the setting!! Nice job on such a large quilt!!

Randy D. said...

Ruth, would you email me, please? randyiris@gmail.com

Elaine Adair said...

Wow - a huge project. What I'm seeing is lovely and impressive - I LOVE that you used a variety of blocks - so interesting, as well as the variety of fabrics! Good job!!

MJ said...

Hello, could you please let me know if I could download or buy a pattern for your lovely It is a cabin with a log cabin block on one side.

Many thanks, Marie