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.


Fresh Poppy Design


Best,

Leanne



43 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous quilt, both sides!

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

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

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  4. 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!

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  5. 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!

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

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  7. 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!!

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

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

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

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

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  12. 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!

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  13. 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!

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

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

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  16. **love** times a million!!

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

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

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

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  19. Wow! 2 quilts in one! Totally amazing! Jxo

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

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

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

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  23. Absolutely delightful - Claire will love it.

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  24. 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

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  25. 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!!

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  26. 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!

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

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

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

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  30. 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.

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  31. Front and back both look amazing!!

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  32. Love this double sided beauty! The colours really sparkle !

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  33. Beyond beautiful Leanne! She is a stunner!

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

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

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

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  37. Great color choices. Simply beautiful. Lucky Claire.

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

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

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