A [finally] finished quilt.
I gave it to my sister in law a few months ago for a Christmas present. Since it was huge, I wrapped it in a black garbage bag to make it look like a lump of coal; I wrote on the tag “this coal will keep you warm.” She was thrilled to bits, so I was glad it was going to a good home.
Here is a picture of the quilt on her bed.
She was also pretty excited to find out that you can buy variegated thread! And that I’d used two thread colours for the quilting.
An awesome backing – can’t beat wideback yardage for large quilts. And these are the dots I fussy cut to use in another log cabin quilt.
I started this quilt when I first started blogging so there are many, many early posts about the agonizing progress and every detail is hashed out. Good thing there were only a handful of readers back then! You can read all those posts by clicking HERE.
Title: Rainbow Log Cabin
Lifetime quilt no.: 71
Started/Finished: Pieced the top October/November 2015, and started quilting it right away. Put it away for awhile before finishing the quilting in January 2017. Put it away again, then started binding it in late December 2017.
Size: 86″ square
Number of pieces: 400
Pattern: from Kelly Biscopink’s book, but I modified the instructions to use larger pieces and I made bigger blocks. With a different layout. But otherwise I *totally* followed the pattern.
Quilting: straight line walking foot, generic grey thread, domestic machine and FMQ, rainbow thread, longarm machine