Friday, 28 February 2014

Green Giant Log Cabin

Now that it's finished I like this quilt again.  It was hard to do it justice in these photos taken on a dull day - the shot cottons, particularly the Oakshott Sargasso, look twice as good in real life.

I think I like the back almost as much as the front:

I prefer not to think how much these fabrics cost. I've had the liberty in stock for two or three years, so that does not count, does it?   But I know that if I wanted to sell this quilt it would be hard even to get the cost of the fabrics for it.

Finished size: 52 inches by 52 inches

Liberty Lawns  Sydenham Palace, Manning, Forty, Caesar and Growing Fonder  as well as various shot cottons (both Oakshott and Kaffe Fassett).  The binding is Sydenham Palace.

Quilt Top: 3 inch strips in court house steps pattern

Quilt back: Remnants from the front.

Quilting:  Random wavy line in a green variegated sulky.

As it's a Friday Finish. I'm linking up with Crazy Mom.


  1. Best not to think of the cost, just concentrate on how fabulous it is!

  2. Oh goodness! I love the quilting, so like wood grain. It gives the quilt a great woodsy feel, especially when combined with greens. Such a perfect spring quilt!!! It's funny how we sensible souls think of the cost. People spend money everyday eating out, golfing, gong to the movies and a million other lovely pursuits, but you actually have something tangible and enduring to show for your time. You had the fun of making it and a wonderful quilt as well. Two for the price of one. Sounds like a bargain to me.

  3. That is lovely and your wavy line quilting stands out beautifully! I know what you mean about photographing Oakshott - they are so hard to capture and even nicer in real life. I agree with Fiona - better not to think about it:-)

  4. I love the quilting you have done on it - really enhances the quilt, great job!

  5. Ok, I think I am on quilty inspiration overload from the Friday Finish It link up! I am noting the fabrics - sometimes it's hard to envision how fabrics will look when at the quilt shop - gonna pin this too!

  6. MMM think I am suffering from fabric envy...lovely.. you know where to send it when you are sick of it again..even if just for baby sitting!
    It is refreshing with stand out colours and a pattern that showcases the fabrics nicely. Quiltingis excellent too! Yep I am in love with it!

  7. I love the quilting design and resulting texture. Yes, it is rare to receive 100% return in $$ and time spent on quilts.

  8. It's beautiful! The quilting is fabulous too.

  9. The quilting really enhances the whole thing. I always love a project, and start to dislike it as it goes along then love it again in the end.
    LeeAnna Paylor Not Afraid of Color!

  10. Very nice finish! And the wavy quilting is pretty. The back is fabulous and lets you appreciate large swaths of that expensive fabric!!


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