Saturday, July 13, 2013

Scrappy King Log Cabin Plus

How my quilts happen.....
 
Okay, so you know how there are always things you plan to do, but never really get around to? I had a little mental list of things I wanted to try, and decided I would put them in one quilt. So.... first thing I did was pull out my 1.5" strips, and decided to use those log cabin style. I wanted smaller blocks than usual, so I just made them with less rounds:
 
 
I did enough of those to exactly cover the top of a king size bed, but a bit longer to allow for pillow coverage. Then it was time to decide what borders I would use. The first was a no-brainer for me, because I wanted to try prairie points. (Yes, this really was my very first time to do those! LOL!) For the following rounds, I decided I would do a PRIVATE round robin... just doing a row around and THEN deciding what kind of round would go next. No pre-planning... just letting the quilt talk to me. This was the final result:
 
Personally, I REALLY like this one. It is very much "my sort" of quilt.
 
Happy quilting!
Jean MaDan
 


10 comments:

  1. Jean, your quilt is beautiful!!!
    Great way to use up stash.

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    1. Thank you so much! I really love scrappy quilts.

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  2. I'm over from stashbusters. Your quilt is my sort of quilt too! Gorgeous. Interesting about the borders...I like borders but none of my quilts ever talk to me about them! Someday...

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  3. Oh goodness that is a beauty! You did you're first prairie points on a king size quilt? You are a woman of courage :) I wish my quilts would talk to me the way yours talk to you. My just say "huh, I dunno". Or maybe I'm just listening the way you do. What a beautiful quilt.

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  4. it is my sort of quilt too ;o) sometimes my quilts seem to be foreign and speak a language that i do not comprehend. however, i have learned to speak some of their languages after all and have really broadened my techniques and gumption to do some more challenging things. the borders make all the difference in the world.

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  5. What a beautiful quilt, Jean. Do you plan on putting the pattern for sale soon, as I would certainly like to buy it. Thank you for all the hard work you put into your quilts. They are all lovely. What talent.






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  6. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous............as always! Your border treatments are always so complimentary also! I believe you are my quilting idol.

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  7. jean, it's really beautiful, a true work of art....looks lovely on your bed and you sound so delighted at trying new techniques...

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