Monday, August 7, 2017

Log Cabin in the cabin!

I posted about finishing this quilt top a while back (here).  I finished quilting it last week so's I could bring it with me to the cabin for a final audition!  I'm pleased with the fit and the look on the Murphy bed!
I  quilted the quilt very simply.  My go-to longarm equivalent of stitch-in -the-ditch, which is squiggly stitching along the seam lines.
I prefer this to an all over pattern.  I think it shows off the piecing better.
Instead of using batting and backing I used a plush blanket.  I figured it would be warmer for the winter and it makes the quilt really cuddly.
The quilting looks cool on the back too.
I finished the edge on my serger.  It makes the edge nice and tidy while putting on the binding and keeps all the plush fuzzy stuff to a minimum.
These aren't standard quilting practices but it makes a nice warm squishy Winter quilt!
Have a great week!
Cheers, Claire W.


  1. Oh I love your technique here with the wavy quilting effective and what a wonderful warm quilt for your get away place.

  2. Oh, that is going to be so cozy for snuggling under come winter. Did you have issues with the plush blanket slipping around? That would be my worry, but perhaps doing it on the longarm resolved that issue?

  3. Love your landscape quilt in the "headboard" !
    And I love how you quilted youe Log Cabin. I'd like to ttry something like that.

    Is hat the brown minkie I sold at the PVQA flea market last month??

  4. Beautiful and cabin-perfect!

  5. What a great idea to use the blanket for the backing/batting! And you got to use another of your machines ! BRAVO. Looks super cozy!

  6. Love that cozy back! Great idea for the usage of this wonderful looking quilt. Very special to see this one in its true element!

  7. Great ideas, I might just do that with some fleece I have been setting aside for backs. Now if I only had a serger....