Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Inspiration


Thank you for all the nice comments about my log cabin quilts! My inspiration for making them with the larger than common red center squares came from this quilt here - a quilt made by either my Nana or Great-Aunt. This old quilt uses 1 1/2" strips - or less - (logs finish at 1" or less) I suppose depending upon how much of a scrap of fabric was on hand. The finished quilt is on the small size - but a good size for the 3/4 sized beds that used to be so common (in between a twin and double). Close-up fabric photos for you fabric hounds out there! It is summer spread - meaning there is no batting, but every single log is quilted anyway! I had this quilt on my bed every summer as a little girl and despite years of use, it still looks brand new!

15 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

lovely inspiration!

Screen Door said...

I just love the detail in quilts like this. Think about it... YOUR grandmother held it and stitched every stitch. I just marvel at all of it. My grandmother made me a quilt for my high school graduation and in my mind I can see her and my aunts sewing away on it.

Doodlebug Gail said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing - I am sure you have plenty of good memories to go along with that quilt.

quiltpixie said...

great inspiration quilt!

Norma said...

You have quite the reasure there! This quilt was an excellent inspiration for the quilt you made. I love all those old fabrics!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Considering the size of those logs I understand why it isn't any larger! It's positively wonderful... do you think it's this quilt that influenced, or nudged you toward quilting?

Dawn said...

Oh thank you for the pictures of your Nana's or Great-Aunts quilt. It is amazing!

Laurie Ann said...

I keep SAYING I am going to make a log cabin, but I never get to the DOING! Yours are wonderful! Congrats to Little Boy on his first bike!

Fiona said...

What a wonderful thing to have in your family - I particularly like the pink logs in the some of the light areas.

Gail said...

Just look at that old beauty-no wonder you were inspired.

Karen said...

Oh, Evelyn, what a gorgeous family quilt..and a log cabin no less. What a treasure!

Happy Valley Quilter said...

Boy! What a treasure.

Passionate Quilter said...

what wonderful inspiration you had for those lovely log cabins. Such a basic quilt, with lots of warmth and charm!
Have fun riding your bikes with your son...I just love those old railroad beds to ride bikes. The closest one to us is 1 1/2 hours away, although they are working on closer ones, I can't wait!

Hanne said...

What an absolute treasure of a quilt. You are lucky to own it :-)

Shelina said...

Evelyn, this is a beautiful quilt. So good that you have heirlooms like that. I really like the idea of the large red square to start off the quilt. Those strips are tiny. And handquilting. Oh my.