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Comment by Janet/MO on January 21, 2019 at 7:51pm

Thanks Myrna.  Your Shoreline log cabin is beautiful.  Judy Martin definitely likes using a lot of pieces in her quilts, doesn't she?!

Sherri, I love your little quilt.  I too prefer straight line quilting for the most part.  Probably a throw back to my hand quilting days.

Comment by Sherri Eley on January 20, 2019 at 8:06am

Most of my ideas come from seeing other projects,  so in a way I copy, but I always modify or do something a bit different.  this is about 20 X 20   I will probably decorate my   front door for spring with it.  I put a couple of magnet hooks on the door below the window and I hang quilts different for each season there.  It brightens up the front door. 

Comment by Tanyel B on January 20, 2019 at 7:33am

Sherri, how large is it?  Maybe, you can gift it to someone. You are very creative if you came up with that cutie for a quick project. 

Comment by Sherri Eley on January 20, 2019 at 5:46am

Last week I had a play day in my sewing space. When I want to take a break from a larger project I start to play with fabrics and make a small project.  This is what I came up with,  using whatever I had on hand of course.   Don't have a clue what to do with it,  but had fun piecing, and appliqueing it. I even enjoyed the quilting, which with such a small l project did not take long.  I was going to try free motion on this piece,  but I am such a terrible free motion quilter that I stopped and ripped out what I had done, and went back to my trusty walking foot.  I like straight line quilting mostly anyway.  But when I try to free motion,  I get skipped stitches,  broken needles and lots of frustration. So it is best that I just leave that one alone.  

Comment by Myrna on January 19, 2019 at 1:49pm

 Janet, your wall hanging is lovely.  I made the Shoreline Log Cabin quilt from the same book; over 1900 pieces.  You can see it on page two of my photos.  It now lives in New Brunswick.

Comment by Sherri Eley on January 3, 2019 at 4:07am

Janet,  beautiful quilt top. Looks like lots of work.  I used to look for projects with large blocks, but since becoming a Bonnie HUnter fan,  I have learned to love smaller blocks. She seems to love the 3" block.  Since piecing is my favorite part of the process that works for me.  

Comment by Janet/MO on January 1, 2019 at 7:48pm

Thanks Cat Lady & Diane.  The piecing of the blocks was more time consuming than difficult, but it was a bit daunting when it came time to sew the outside borders on.

Comment by diane on January 1, 2019 at 5:01pm

Janet, that pattern had been on my bucket list for b years but..... Hmm m maybe just another  regular log cabin will do. I salute you

Comment by Cat Lady--MO on January 1, 2019 at 2:19pm

Beautifully done Janet.

I love Judy Martin's quilts, but some of the piece sizes are intimidating.

Comment by Janet/MO on January 1, 2019 at 1:09pm

Happy New Year to everyone.  I hope you all have a prosperous 2019. 

A few weeks ago I decided it was long past time to make my Snake River Log Cabin quilt out of Judy Martin's Log Cabin Quilts book.  When I first purchased this book, my goal was to make this quilt in a king size.  Well it sure didn't take long for reality to sit in & I made the wallhanging instead.  As it is, this still ended up with 1406 pieces the smallest of which are 3/4" x 1-1/2" before being sewn to the next piece of fabric!  I'm very pleased with how it turned out and now I need to see who I can get to longarm quilt it for me.

 

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