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Christmas Log Cabin Quilt

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Christmas Log Cabin Quilt

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Classic, Holiday, Traditional
patz in suffolk on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Pure cotton fabric, cotton thread, gold thread, polyester wadding (batting).

patz in suffolk on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? I was pleased with my fussy-cut applique poinsettia flowers which I embroidered with gold thread to give the quilt a festive touch.

patz in suffolk on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? You can arrange the logs in all sorts of ways, but it's very important to have a strong contrast between dark and light fabrics for the best effect.

patz in suffolk on craftsy.com

Beautiful. Hadn't seen it b4. R u doing the BOM this year?

01/12/2013 Flag

Thank you! Yes - once I've finished the 2012 one! I have three blocks still to quilt and then to put it all together (I'm doing "quilt as you go", being a bit short on courage! Since Christmas I haven't got around to doing any more, but will psyche myself up to finish it soon as I don't need any more UFOs!

01/13/2013 Flag

I hear you on the UFOs. I can't distinguish on your Christmas Log Cabin where you started. Is this an untraditional piecing? four squares in each block?

01/13/2013 Flag

It was very easy and there are 16 blocks in all, each of half light and half dark fabrics, making up 4 large blocks. Does that make sense? This was one of the very first quilts I made, and was very easy. Once the 16 little blocks are made, there are all sorts of permutations and it's fun trying them all out to pick the one that appeals most.

01/14/2013 Flag

I think I just saw a YouTube video using this arrangement and using 1 1/2" strips. Not at all like I thought. Am going to try a practice block. Have a great day

01/20/2013 Flag

Good luck!

03/17/2013 Flag

Do u have any idea of the piecing details for this?

01/20/2013 Flag

So sorry to be so long in replying but Craftsy have changed the way they notify me that someone has sent a message - I keep missing all kinds of things now! I obttained the piecing instructions from a book publish by my local quilting shop owner, Karin Hellaby. It's called "Sew Simple Logs" and should be available in your area as Karin teaches all over the world and her books should therefore be available anywhere.It;s published by Quilters Haven Publications and there is a website. This quilt is shown in quite another layout, which is what I set out to copy, but decided on a different layout once all the blocks had been made.

03/17/2013 Flag

Hi Pat, is there anyway you could send me a pattern for this Christmas log cabin you have made? It is the prettiest I have ever seen and would love to make a Quilt like it. My email address is: L8dybg@gmail.com

03/15/2013 Flag

Hello! There's a book, details of which I've given below to tomib, which gives instructions for making all kinds of log cabin quilts. It was my inspiration for this and I was able to get all the fabrics from the shop owned by the author of the book. You don't say where you live, but it should be possible to get a copy of the book fairly easily. It isn't a big or expensive one and gives very clear instructions. I hope you will be able to find it. Patricia

03/17/2013 Flag