Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Stringing Logs

After finishing 3 queen sized log cabin quilt flimsies in autumn colors, I've moved onto the bright colors from the box. 


I saw a log cabin quilt online somewhere made with all star blocks. I loved how it looked so I decided to piece a log cabin with that setting. This is a large twin sized flimsy measuring 70" by 98".


I had the individual blocks pieced, then sewed the star blocks together at the guild retreat in February. 

After the stars sections were sewn together, I decided to have sashing in between the sections. I hadn't brought any fabric along to do that with. 


Several of us made a point of visiting The Scarlet Thread. I purchased some 'word' fabric and some aqua fabric too. 

I cut the necessary strips for the sashing then remembered I had wanted to get a small piece of yellow for cornerstones. I thought yellow would be good since the center of the log blocks were yellow. Oh well, I cut  the aqua fabric and used it. It looks just fine.


For the corners of the piano key border, I made half log cabin blocks. 
This quilt is set in the traditional barn raising but has a star in the center. The flimsy measures 72" x 100". I added the narrow outside border so when I bind the quilt, I won't cover up the logs. Part of that narrow border will be trimmed before binding.
A close up of the center star. 

I'll have these two flimsies long arm quilted.

The strings in the box are decreasing but the box still isn't empty. Now I'm going to divide the fabrics into lights and darks and see what I get.

Linking to Sew Fresh QuiltsNeedle & Thread Thursday, the Peacock Party, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, TGIFF!, From Bolt to Beauty, Finished Or Not Friday, String Along, Show Off Saturday, Confessions of a Fabric Addict

25 comments:

Sue said...

Love all your log cabins Gretchen. The bright colours look so vibrant!

mangozz said...

Love all of your colorful log cabins! I need to make one for myself...soon.

Jenny said...

Beautiful! Log cabins can be a lot of work, and yours look so nice.

K Reeves said...

There is something about a log cabin quilt that is so comforting; this batch is just beautiful!

Jayne said...

Gorgeous! The setting is perfection and those stars are amazing!

Alison V. said...

Absolutely beautiful! :D

The Joyful Quilter said...

Those both turned out beautifully!!

Design Originals by KC said...

I just love how your 2 log cabin quilt tops turned out and can't wait to see how the long arming finishes them too.. but your piecing on each is exquisite... looking forward to seeing how your lights and darks in this box turn into another top or 2 as well... :) Kathi

Rebecca Grace said...

Having only recently finished ONE log cabin project, I can't imagine making more of them any time soon. That is a lot of work, but well worth it, Gretchen. I don't think I've ever seen the star variation but I love it. Congratulations on a beautiful finish!

Lynn said...

Wow, such a lot of work but fantastic results, beautiful.

Elizabeth V Kelbaugh said...

Love your log cabin stars. Great Job!

Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty said...

FUN! Is this a stash-busting or scrap-busting project? I just started to quilt a string project of my own. It's been an enjoyable sew. : )

Gretchen Weaver said...

These log cabin flimsies are empty the 1-1/2" strips box project. It was a BIG box!

Gretchen Weaver said...

I get into a routine of piecing these and go with them. I watch a program on my i'pad and they sew up fast.

Lori said...

What terrific settings and quilt tops!!

Linda H said...

I haven't met a Log Cabin design yet that I didn't love. It's always been my favourite block! Great star designs! You've got two beautiful quilts there!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Gretchen! Oh my goodness - I just love that first log cabin quilt with all the stars. It is so funny that I didn't 'see' the stars at all until you mentioned them. I saw the diamond shapes first - same thing in the second quilt top. What a fabulous use of your string scraps, and what a nice size they both finished at. ~smile~ Roseanne

Marly said...

Wow, there are so many pieces in here! This is a lovely quilt; I love the variation in colours.

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

You are making some very neat quilt designs with those 'strings' of fabric! All of them have been striking! You are a busy lady! Time for me to catch up... LOL

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous!

Rebecca in AK said...

I love your bright log cabins. The star setting is really nice.

Susie H said...

Great job!!!! Beautiful quilts!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Wow Wow Wow!! I love them!! That star one is just SO cool!

Lynette said...

Oh, wow, Gretchen! I love string quilts, and both of these are wonderful. I really like the star in the middle of the barn raising, and the yellow cornerstones in the half-log-cabin blocks for the piano key border made a very nice effect.

Wendy @ Wendysquiltsandmore said...

These are both beautiful! Thank you for linking up to the Peacock Party.