InstructionsThis pattern originally had cardinal appliqued onto the light part of the quilt. I chose not to add the cardinals but instead quilted giant pinecones & pine sprays allover for a stunning affect!
Type of item: Functional
Style: Outdoorsy, Traditional, Classic
I used 100% cotton prints & a poly/cotton blend batting.
What was your inspiration?
I am originally from Minnesota & now live in Maine. We spent summers at our log sided cabin amidst the pines 'up north' in Mn. I love the smell of pine trees & listening to them swaying back & forth in the breeze. The smell of wood smoke from a campfire. The crystal clear lakes. I have all of that here in Maine as well & an ocean to boot! This quilt would look beautiful on a log-frame bed in someone's camp! It is for sale.
What are you most proud of?
I bought this pattern at a quilt shop in Cannon Falls, Mn in 1999. I am most proud of finally getting it pieced together & quilted, 12 years later!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
A log cabin quilt can be pieced together in many different layouts. Make your blocks & then shuffle them around to find the layout you like best! This particular layout is called 'Barn Raising.'