I feel ecstatic!! It has been so long since I completed a quilt and this one has been in the works for more than two years. In fact I completed this quilt TOP more than two years ago!
The pattern, by Buttonhole Quilt Design is called “Log Chute Quilt” although I have been telling everyone that it is a Sunshine and Shadows version of a log cabin quilt.
The finished quilt is 80 by 90 inches.
The big hold up for me was figuring out a way to quilt this gigantic monster. I finally sent it to a long arm quilter, Dianne Gale, in Whitehorse. The quilting is an continuous flower design. The quilting thread is blue both top and bottom. At first I asked her to use a red thread but then I decided that I had spent so much time piecing the darn thing that I didn’t want to cover up the quilt blocks with thread.
This quilt is for DD # 3. I struggled with a name for the quilt. This is what I came up with.
Fabrics used: blues: FLEUR-C by Timeless Treasures, an unnamed blue batik, Hi Lily, Hi Lo by South Sea Imports; greens: Festive Foliage for Robert Kaufman, Krystal by Michael Miller and Designer Essential Harmony for Robert Kaufman. The back is Shadow Play, a flannel by Maywood Studio.
I am giving away this pattern – I won’t ever make it again. If you would like to have it please leave me a comment saying so. If there is more than one person that would like it, I will draw a name.
Your quilt is so lovely, both the design, the colours and the backing, and they say all good things do happen in time. Your DD will surely love it too. You are so generous to give this pattern away, but I won't put my name forward, and hope another quilter will be able to quilt that design all over again. Jean.ReplyDelete
I love those little snips of red and the name is perfect. In fact, the whole quilt is perfect.ReplyDelete
Congratulations on the finish.
its wonderful .. log cabin is such a wonderful design xReplyDelete
Congratulations on a fine finish! I like the little pops of red among the blue and green. (The quilt colo(u)rs coordinate with your blog page, too.)ReplyDelete
lovely quilt and quilting! makes me want to do a log cabin quilt now- with my GO dieReplyDelete
That is a LOVELY quilt!! I would love the pattern if no one else does.ReplyDelete
Fabulous finish Janet. I am sure your DD 3 will love it.ReplyDelete
That is so beautiful! And it matches the colors in your banner photo. Tee-hee! Have a super day! firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
Congrats on the Finish Janet! ... It's a great one ... I have a green and purple log cabin top that's missing the border and is in the UFO stage since high school (luckily I'm not too old so it's just several years .. ok a decade ... )ReplyDelete
Love it! The scattered red squares really pop.ReplyDelete
It's beautiful Janet... wonderful finish...ReplyDelete
I hate to be a downer but did you not just finish getting your quilting machine fixed???? Anyhow, it looks beautiful. Congratulations on a finished project!ReplyDelete
Well done!!! It's such a relief to get a quilt done that's been worked on for ages. I bet you were so happy to have it finished. I like the colors that you chose and the quilting works well with it. I'm with you-I like quilts better who have subtle quilting and the main focus is on the color and the blocks. Nice!!ReplyDelete