Log Cabin Quilt – in five months, not one day!

I am so pleased to announce a FINISH! ย The log cabin quilt started in January was completed yesterday; binding, label and all! This was a project begun using the optimistically titled book, ‘Make a Quilt in a Day log cabin pattern’ by Eleanor Burns.

The blocks are set in a 'whirligig' pattern and I quilted using a continuous spiral.  The quilt measures about 68" square.
The blocks are set in a ‘whirligig’ pattern and I quilted it using a continuous spiral. The quilt measures about 68″ square.

Thankfully, I persuaded my husband and #3 child to help me with a photo shoot yesterday evening as today has seen a massive change in the weather – the rain is bucketing down! This is good news for the plants in our dry garden but not good news for the brick layers out the front!

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We are in to the second week of having an extension built on to the front of our house. It’s been exciting watching progress and I have drawn a rather whimsical parallel between the methods of the workmen and the creation of a patchwork quilt! ย  Please indulge me… We’ve seen the builders work very hard at digging out deep trenches to accommodate the footings; then begin the process of filling in the trenches with concrete, breeze block footings and then back-filling using lumps of old concrete, bricks, stones etc from the spoil heap before smoothing the whole lot over with more concrete! ย This reminds me very much of the process of piecing a quilt: that initial stack of fabric being cut into pieces, rearranged and then joined up again to create another piece of fabric! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts’ Finish It Up Fridays and Prairie Sewn Studios.

(I’ve just looked out the front of the house – the damp proof membrane has been laid and now serves as a pond liner – I’m sure that wasn’t on the plans…)

The pond outside out front door!
The pond outside our front door!

Allison

7 thoughts on “Log Cabin Quilt – in five months, not one day!

  1. Congratulations on another finish ! It looks really nice ! I’ve always wondered if they really are “quilt in a day” ๐Ÿ˜‰ Lucky you with the new addition ๐Ÿ™‚

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