Friday, October 9, 2015

2 FINISHES!

My Log Cabin quilt is finished, except for the label!  It took me nearly 3 years to get it done and I am very happy!!  The "logs" are 1/2" finished.


The binding is the same fabric as the backing.


As you know, I had lots of quilting issues, but finally got that straightened out and fixed all the rat's nests on the back.

Here's a close up of the quilting if you can see it.  I posted this picture a week or so ago.


I also finished the Country Roads Quilt-a-long that Lori had.  It is quilted and bound as well.




Oh, it feels so good to finish things - especially things that have taken "forever."

We even went to the coast one day this week.  It's only about 50 miles from here.  The Oregon coast is beautiful, but not as good for swimming as Florida.  It was a cloudy day.  We got to see some whales splashing in the water about 1/2 mile off shore!


I'm celebrating the finishes today!

29 comments:

Feathers in my Nest said...

Wow..What an Heirloom! beautiful Log Cabin..love all the neutrals & colors...raised hands & clapping for your finish.
Debra in Ma.

CecileD said...

Congratulations for your finished quilts !! I have already told that, but your Log is awesome...
My first mini from Lori is done too and I have to quilt my second one !!!
I wish you a lovely weekend Ruth !

Quilting Babcia said...

Great finishes! I have yet to start Lori's quilt-a-long, though I picked up some fat quarters while we were shopping in Mac. The coast is always so beautiful, even when the weather doesn't cooperate.

julieQ said...

Binding blitz!! Your log cabin is SOOOO scrumptious!!

Lesley said...

Your log cabin quilt is stunning! Love the colours, the design, and the overall quilt. Awesome! Love the little one too!

FabricandFlowers said...

Love your quilts. Your log cabin is quite an accomplishments and gorgeous.I love the feeling of finished, also.

Salmagundi said...

Both quilts are wonderful made even more so with the effort and time you took. Congrats. Sally

---"Love" said...

Don't wait too long to get the label on that beauty, and make it just as special as the quilt! Love the little quilt too, and what a view of the ocean! Thanks. ---"Love"

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Congratulations ! Both are gorgeous!

Karen said...

Both look wonderful but you know how I feel about the Log Cabin........swoon!!

Mama Joan said...

I would love to pore over your log cabin in person! There must be hundreds of fabrics here. What a stunning quilt. Love your machine quilting, too.

Thanks for sharing. What a great quilty finish!!

Barb said...

wow your log cabin quilt is stunning! I love that setting.
Great version of country road. I like your contrast - great combination!

Debra Anger said...

Ruth you done a fabulous job on that logcabin and it will be a wonderful keepsake! 1/2in wholy toledo quiltwoman! that is almost an insanity quilt! I also love all the "lori" quilts that are popping up in facebook great bravo finish for sure!

Janet O. said...

Stellar finish on the log cabin quilt! Wow, it is a magnificent creation!
Great job on your little Country Roads, too. : )

Elaine Adair said...

OH Ruth - it is stunning! What a beauty! Did you ever determine the cause of the rat's nests? I am no longer having even a tiny issue - all working A-OK. Whatever you did to solve your issues, congrats. The end result is almost worth the problems! 8-)))

a good yarn said...

Log Cabin may have taken three years but oh my, what a magnificent quilt. It is a tribute to your skills and dedication to the craft. Country Stars is just lovely. That deep cheddar colour is wonderful. Lovely work as always Ruth.

Karen said...

Applause for the Log Cabin quilt finish!

Lori said...

You should be celebrating!! The Log Cabin quilt is amazing! Glad you got the quilting sorted out. Love the border of Country Roads and how fun to go to the Oregon coast! Whale watching is fun!!

Gloria said...

Your Log Cabin quilt is beautiful!! One of my favorite quilts.

Doniene said...

Wowza!! Your Log Cabin is stunning!! Great job Ruth!!

Your Country Roads is cute, cute, cute!!

Love the coast photos! I've never seen the ocean before! So love photos of it!

Blessings and hugs!

Quilter Kathy said...

Two amazing finished quilts AND you saw whales?!?!
What an amazing week!

Lee said...

Beautiful Log Cabin!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Congratulations on finishing 2 beautiful quilts!! Your log cabin is amazing, beautiful colours and layout and Country Roads is lovely. How lucky you are to see whales splashing and playing in that picturesque scenery.

Phyllis said...

I love a good logcabin and yours is fantastic! Your Country Roads is lovely too and whales....?! Lucky you!

Danice said...

What a gorgeous log cabin quilt. The quilting and those fabrics are all so pretty. The Country Roads quilt is also beautiful. I also made one. Quilt alongs are so much fun :)

Sue SA said...

Your log cabin quilt is beautiful. I made one that is 1" finished, so I can imagine how long your 1/2" finished blocks took - well done for sticking it out! You Country Road dolls quilt is lovely.

Tanya said...

I like how simply you quilted your Country Roads.

Vic in NH said...

Your classic log cabin is definitely a prize winner! Love the binding and backing fabric that you chose and the quilting is gorgeous, too! Thank you for the close ups that show off the beautiful fabrics.

Angie said...

Oh my goodness, that log cabin quilt is stunning!! And I love that small quilt too :)