Friday, October 26, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival

 I didn't have to think too long about which quilt I wanted to enter this year.This is my favorite quilt of those I have made this year, a spiral log cabin quilt or the Gigi (GG) quilt, as my husband calls it. He thinks the blocks look like G's.
I started this quilt last spring after seeing the blocks on Beth Shibley's blog, Love Laugh Quilt; where she has a great tutorial. I finally got around to finishing it in September. The fabrics are mainly floral or botanical from my box of 1 1/2 inch strips that are mostly from the years when I made color wash quilts. The best fit for category would be Scrap Quilt.





























To make this more manageable on my domestic machine, I quilted it in sections.   I ditch quilted the body of the quilt first and later I quilted and then added the borders, first the side borders and then the top and bottom borders with the corner blocks added. I couldn't decide on border fabric and that held me up a while but I finally settled on piano key borders. I liked this quilt before I added the borders but after the borders were on, I loved it! The center of the quilt just seems to glow. 
For the back I used a vertical row of leftover spiral log cabin blocks between 2 sections of the backing for the body of the quilt and 
back
then added random size sections of piano keys to stretch the rest of the yellow backing fabric to fit as the backing for the border sections.


I live in an apartment and one bedroom is my sewing room the other room has a king size bed, that is one bed total, for which I have 2 quilts already. This quilt is  about 64 x 75, hardly king size. Both Jack and I like it so much I didn't want to relegate it to the closet or cedar chest.
so here it is on the bed. It covers the top of the bed from the foot to the pillows and from side to side. I have a  kind of furry/fuzzy white blanket under it and it works. We take all the extra pillows and the quilt off for sleeping and because it is not so big and heavy as a full king size quilt it isn't a lot of trouble.
 
If you are interested in seeing my posts about this as I was working on it, click on spiral log cabins and log cabin quilts on the side bar.


Don't forget to check out the other quilts on the Blogger's Quilt Festival. Amy does a great job of organizing this event and there are many wonderful quilts.  Click on this link here or on the Bloggers's Quilt Festival button my my side bar.

14 comments:

Linda at LRDesignsQuilting said...

Love it! I have a stash of 1 1/2" strips, you may have inspired me!

Vicki W said...

This is lovely!

straythreads said...

I just love your quilt. all those florals!!!sigh
Ann

MooseStash Quilting said...

Ohhhh that looks so fun. I want to spend the night in that quilty bedroom!! So warm and inviting!

CitricSugar said...

Just lovely!

scientificquilter.com said...

Just lovely. Love the spiral design. Love how you had to quilt in sections and sew together. Will be checking out the links of this little quilt progress!

Needle little Balance said...

Very pretty!

Sunshine Girl said...

Its lovely. Thanks for sharing. #263

Heidi Grohs said...

I love it Ruth. I agree...the spirals do look like "G"s. Great use of scraps!!!

beth said...

What a BEAUTY Ruth! I love it!

quilthexle said...

I LOVE this lovely flowery scrap quilt - thank you so much for sharing !

Candace said...

Gorgeous! I have always loved log cabin, and this is such a fun variation!

Kate Brown said...

I love this variation of the log cabin and you did it so beautifully!

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