I thought I would share the first log cabin quilt I ever made.
I used Eleanor Burns Log Cabin-Make a Quilt in a Day. I wish I still had the book I made the quilt in 1989, I’m sure I pieced it in a day – then it took me until 1992 to finish HAND quilting it and put the binding on. I believe this is almost an antique or certainly a “vintage” quilt.
This is the only large quilt that I have/will ever have hand-quilted, I am too slow at it.
It was windy and beautiful yesterday, the temperature in the 80’s which felt wonderful for a change so I took my quilt outside for some photos. It is 65 x 82. I actually took 2 old sewing machines in cabinets outside so I could clean them and take some photos but that is for another post.
Notice the binding is made from strips of the different fabrics. Even 20 years ago quilters were doing that.
What do you think of the colors and prints?
The burgundy solid is actually a Palencia which has polyester in it. When I washed/dried the quilt that is the only fabric that the batting pilled through. This would have made a perfect Jelly Roll quilt as the strips seem to be 2 – 1/2 inches……we just didn’t know what Jelly Rolls were back then………..unless they were in the kitchen.
Don’t look too closely at the hand-quilting, I know the stitches are big.
I was surprised when I looked at the back of the quilt and saw what I had written on it. I usually just sign my name and the date. I even named it! The Reynolds Quilt – that is where we lived at the time.
Since I had the quilt out I washed and dried it, love my new washer with no center agitator, it does a fantastic job with bulky items.