Sunday, December 4, 2011

Ta Da! The ROYGBIV Log Cabin quilt is all done!

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The ROYGBIV Log Cabin quilt for Claire is all done. It is washed, dried and had a short visit outside.
ROYGBIV Log Cabins
By the time I got out, it was late afternoon. The light was already turning a bit purple. But even still, the colours are more true in the outside pictures.
ROYGBIV Log Cabin - back
Here is the back, I am so pleased with how square this giant log cabin managed to end up.
ROYGBIV Log Cabins
Here it is on my king size bed. The quilt has finished at about 70" x 90" - designed to fit a twin bed with lots to spare on the sides.
ROYGBIV Log Cabin - back
The back makes a nice alternative front.
Before washing, ROYGBIV back
This picture of the back is actually before it was washed.
Before washing, ROYGBIV front
Here is some detail of the quilting on the front before I washed the finished quilt. All the fabrics on this one were pre-washed in warm water and dried in a regular warm dryer.
Before washing, ROYGBIV front
A closer shot of the quilting before I washed the quilt.
ROYGBIV Log Cabins
This is a close up of the quilting after the quilt was washed and dried, again in warm water and in a regular warm dryer. You can see how the washing shrinks the batting and thread a bit, pulling the stitches in just a bit. The entire quilt lost about 3" - 4" in both directions after it was washed.
ROYGBIV Log Cabins
Another close up shot of the quilt after it was washed. You can see how it has become more bumpy and soft. The drape of this quilt really softened up after the wash too. It is very snuggly now.
ROYGBIV Log Cabins
Tomorrow or the next day, I am packing it up and sending it to Claire's dad. It is for her, for Christmas. I hope she likes it - I sure do, and it was just a joy to make.

This quilt was made from a pile of fabrics that Claire chose and then I just cut strips off of most everything bright and colourful that I had. Most of the fabrics are cotton but there are also some flannels, some linen blends, some decor weight. They all play nicely together. The blocks feature red centres (or pink flannel cats) - the red centres in traditional log cabin blocks symbolize the warm hearth of the home.

I am fairly sure there are more ROYGBIV quilts in my future. I highly recommend them, they just make you smile all the time.

As I made this quilt, Rhonda from Quilter in the Gap and Rachel from Contented set up the Duo QAL (see my sidebar for the button) and this quilt became my contribution to the QAL, - where I enjoyed loads of help with free motion quilting and lots of friendship too.

I have linked this post to Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story, I hope you will go and visit the lovely projects linked up.


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Best,

Leanne



43 comments:

Pat said...

What a gorgeous quilt, both sides!

Georgi Sears said...

Beautiful! Definitely an inspiration for a beginner quilter like me :)

Anita said...

That quilt is truly gorgeous! I would smile looking at it every morning when I woke up!

Karen said...

Love love love it!

Toni said...

Leanne, this is so awesome! Excellent work. I love everything about it. Claire is so lucky! I can definitely see a ROYGBIV quilt in my future!

Heather D. said...

I scrolled down immediately to see what that log cabin back ended up looking like! It's fabulous, as is the front. I'm sure Claire will love it. And ahhh, the snow in Alberta. Love it!

tusen said...

It's so lovely. I'm sure Claire will enjoy it very much.

susan said...

Ever since you first posted the beginnings of this I have loved it. So much so I may have to copy it in many ways! You did a brilliant job!!

Flying Blind... said...

Absolutely stunning - I love it so much - amazing! Claire is one lucky lady!

Little Island Quilting said...

Truly wonderful. Absolutely love it.

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

Its GORGEOUS leanne, so so beautiful! Clare will surely love it!

Anne said...

It looks totally amazing - front and back. Great job!

Fiona said...

Your quilt is just fabulous! I really love the back, and the colours are gorgeous!

Michelle @ the quilted tortoise said...

It's so so soooooo gorgeous! I really want to reach in the screen and touch it! Love that the back is as gorgeous as the front!

Marg said...

Your quilt is absolutely stunning, you must be so pleased with it. If it was mine I would never let it go. I think I may have to try one next year.
I love both the front and the back. Your colour choices are perfect. Well done!

Shevvy said...

Its stunning, I still can't decide which I like best, the front or back. What a fantastic gift.

Quilter in the Gap said...

Again I say, I am quite jealous of Clair. Tell her to keep a close eye on this baby!!!

Linz said...

**love** times a million!!

This is spectacular!! Perfect!! Beautiful!! Well done!! I love the back so much! What a fun idea!

mtnquiltr said...

What a lovely quilt! It makes me want to start one, but I must stay focused! The back is gorgeous!

Debbie said...

oh it is so beautiful - both front and back! What a wonderful gift. VERY nicely done!!

Judith, Belfast said...

Wow! 2 quilts in one! Totally amazing! Jxo

MariQuilts said...

What a wonderful quilt...I love the way it turned out.

myredbike said...

I'm sure Claire will love it! What a beautiful gift!

Catherine said...

wow, this quilt is absolutely amazing, well done, it must have taken ages!

Sheila said...

Absolutely delightful - Claire will love it.

Teje said...

Hi! I love that quilt, as you already know! Both sides are fantastic! I guess every second day it needs to be turned because it's not possible to choose which side is top!
xxx Teje

Sarah said...

Leanne, this is just beautiful. So fresh and colourful - love the quilting and love the back too. Fab job, I would love it for myself!!

Sarah said...

Wow Leanne - the finish is totally gorgeous! Have been watching as this one has grown and you've certainly not disappointed at any stage - hope it is much loved in its new home!

Elizabeth Dackson said...

Wow, what a stunning quilt this is, Leanne!!! Just gorgeous!!

A.J. Dub. said...

I have enjoyed watching this quilt come together and it turned out amazing!

notes of sincerity said...

Just gorgeous! :o)

Kritta22 said...

That is definitely worth the hours of work! its beautiful and i bet hard to part with.

Happy Scrappy said...

The quilt is stunning. BOTH front AND back. I'm a realtively new quilter and have been trying different ways of sandwiching. I used to get puckers at the the back and now I get them in the front!:-) Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a tip.

Sue Daurio said...

Front and back both look amazing!!

Nicky said...

Love this double sided beauty! The colours really sparkle !

Marci Girl said...

Beyond beautiful Leanne! She is a stunner!

Dee said...

I love the back of the this quilt...dang it, another one I have to do because yours is so beautiful! Bravo!

**nicke... said...

i just passed out! it is LOVELY!

Judith said...

This is such a beauty. You have done a marvellous job on this quilt. Something to be really proud of.

Deb said...

This is just amazing - I love it! The back is crazy-awesome, too!

ParisMaddy said...

Great color choices. Simply beautiful. Lucky Claire.

Lisaleh said...

This? Is all kinds of awesome. Love it a lot!

lazydaisy said...

I think I like the back even more than the front! :-)