Since I was one of the hand quilters who inundated Amy with requests to open a category for hand-quilted quilts, I figure it’s the least I can do to submit an entry of my own. And now I can say that I’ve had a quilt entered in a “show” (on my bucket list).
I know that none of my quilts are truly “show worthy” … and this one is no exception. But this quilt is full of precious memories … and is my favorite of all the quilts I’ve made over the 30 years I’ve quilted. For that reason, I’m going to enter my blue and white log cabin. (As many of you might remember, we’re out of town, so I’m going to have to rely on whatever photos I thought to take (and publish) when I finished up my quilt.)
Blue and white quilts are always a favorite … they’re so simple, so striking … and a change of pace from my usual more prim fabrics. I’d long wanted to do a log cabin quilt in just white and blue… it’s a favorite pattern, and I had an image in my mind of how striking a blue log cabin would be.
As I was finishing up the piecing of a blue and white single Irish chain, it occurred to me that I probably had a LOT of blue and white scraps in my stash, thanks to making a couple of blue and white quilts for my grandsons as well as that Irish chain. And sure enough, I did! It was a sign … my blue and white log cabin was meant to be! Other than the red for the center and the binding, all the fabrics came from my stash (and that’s saying something because I have a very limited stash).
I’m not usually a fan of piecing, but this top went together quickly … watching the first couple of seasons of NCIS (on DVD) kept me entertained while at my machine.
By the time I finished up the top and started quilting, I still had several seasons of NCIS to get caught up on, so the quilting seemed to go quickly, too.
It seemed like this quilt, from start to finished, was done in no time at all … I don’t know if it was because I was entertained by NCIS while making it, because I loved the fabrics (and the memories of the other quilts I made using those fabrics) or because I loved the pattern … or all of the above, but this is my favorite quilt.
Please check out the other hand-quilted quilts (as well as the quilts in all the other categories … just click on the button at the top of this post) … I know my humble log cabin quilt can't compete with all those other quilts, but to me, there’s no comparison. I love this quilt ... and that's all that matters to me.