Log Cabins in the Snow

It’s my first completed project of 2011!

with contrasting charcoal binding

I can’t even begin to talk about how happy I am to have this quilt finished off. First of all, it’s one project that’s been sitting in pieces in the sewing room for almost two years, and I’m glad to have one less thing on my desk.

back stripe

The quilting though, has to be my biggest accomplishment with this quilt. It took me a long time to get up the guts to tackle free motion quilting, and I’m so pleased with this as a first effort. I fully expected to wreck a quilt in the process of learning how to free motion quilt, and this is by no means that. There’s areas that I know I need to continue to work on, but I think with time, I’ll be able to get the hang of it a little better.

front and back

I also just wanted to add that I’m grateful for all of the suggestions and support that came my way about this quilt over the last month or so. I really appreciate it all! Thanks to this project, I’m looking forward to really keeping up my momentum with my machine. I think it’s going to be a productive year.

But stay tuned this week….there’s a nearly finished hand quilting project that will be popping up shortly!

8 Thoughts on “log cabins in the snow

  1. The quilt is beautiful and the quilting is AMAZING!! Great job.

  2. Simply beautiful!! Love the yellow:)

  3. seriously beautiful! It’s so cheerful!

  4. Wow, if I had heard this described to me, I would have been lukewarm about it. But seeing the finished product I’m totally taken by this design. I love the non-uniformity of the white space. My eyes zig and zag around it, trying to see a pattern in the chaos, looking for letters or symbols and finding none, which keeps me looking. Very engaging. Thank you for sharing your great work.

  5. I love the blocks on the front. This quilt has inspired me to try a block that disappears into the background like some of those white logs.
    Really, really, great quilt!

  6. Absolutely gorgeous! I love this quilt – what a great job. Congratulations on our first in 2011!

  7. such stunning quilt!!
    makes me think in spring!

  8. Beautiful quilt! Amazing quilting! Can’t believe this is your first time quilting. Seriously.

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