Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Scraptastic Tuesday - the April link is open and I have a quilt to share


It's the second Tuesday of April, so the Scraptastic Tuesday monthly link is open.

Villa

 I am excited to show off Villa - my scrappy giant log cabin quilt. This quilt is 55" by 56" after the wash. I have shared a lot about this quilt on the blog before, and I have been waiting to show her off for a couple of weeks now.


As you can see in this photo, I quilted a cross hatch on this quilt. Using the long arm, I quilted horizontal freely drawn lines randomly spaced from about .5" to 2.5" apart. Then I took the quilt off the machine and reloaded her turned so that the next set of similarly quilted lines would be perpendicular to the first lines. After washing, the effect is wonderful - very vintage looking which compliments the scraps and the log cabins well -  and worth the extra quilting time.

Villa - back

I pieced the back with some large pieces from my shelves that work nicely with the front.


The binding is a black and white print from Doe by Carolyn Friedlander which compliments the vintage look and does not add more colours. I stitched this binding on by machine.

Villa - before the wash.

Here is a before the wash photo. She is lovely but a bit stiff and very flat.

Villa

This photo is in the bright sun, and it shows off the puffy goodness of this quilt. I have to say that I never tire of log cabins, and so it's time to make more scrappy ones.

Now its time for you to share your scrappy projects, plans and ideas.




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      Leanne


      25 comments:

      1. Beautiful quilt! I love log cabins, so perfect for scraps. The colours in this are gorgeous and the quilting is fabulous!

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      2. I really love the texture the quilt got from the wash. Straight line quilting at any density can really leave a quilt fairly stiff until a good bath. Thanks for sharing about the binding - I liked it immediately and wondered what it was. :)

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      3. We are converging in our making! Both working on log cabins but a different scale! Love your quilt and requilting at 90 degrees was well worth the effort! Is that a tick off your FAL Q2 list already??

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      4. I'm not a big fan of green but that block worked out really well, especially with my fav colour blue :)

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      5. Lovely finish! Love the cool colors and I never tire of the log cabin either...

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      6. Love your log cabin piece, Leanne!

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      7. Hi Leanne! Your log cabin quilt is gorgeus! I love the colours and the photo after the wash is fantastic! Quilting makes big difference. Just few days ago I was thinking: good there is still long time until 'Scraptastic Tuesday' and it's now?! How that happens? Have to prepare something. Hugs! x Teje

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      8. I have really enjoyed seeing this one develop and the end result makes me think of summer. The additional round of quilting really makes this one sing.

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      9. Just love how this quilt has turned out - gotta love scrappy quilts!

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      10. Absolutely stunning! Love how it turned out after the wash, I just want to pat it! =D

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      11. Love your scrappy log cabin! The vintage-y texture from your quilting is amazing!

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      12. Those colours are delightful.Well done indeed.

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      13. I love the giant log cabin quilt! thanks for sharing.

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      14. First time sharing I hope I did it right I think I like the black and white prints better with my Kaffee Collective prints loving my spider web

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      15. Super quilt, Leanne! Love the colours and the quilting looks fab.

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      16. Congratulations on your finish. Beautiful! The colours are fabulous. Love log cabin quilts!

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      17. So lovely to see a simple log cabin pattern made into such an interesting textural quilt. Sometimes I see what appears to be complicated modern patterns on social media, which I feel would be so time consuming...your quilt has reinforced to me that quilts can still be made using a simple block, and still look wonderful & modern. Thank you for sharing.

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      18. Oh it is very pretty! I like the photo of the quilting with the light on it - makes it looks so snuggly!

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      19. Gorgeous Quilt - Love the blues and greens.
        Preeti.
        http://sewpreetiquilts.blogspot.com

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      20. Lovely colours, fresh greens and the blues remind me of our willow tree in Spring against the blue sky. Thanks for the link up,
        Hello from the UK
        Sue

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      21. Such a beautiful quilt. Always love it when it pops back up on your blog :)

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      22. Gorgeous quilt Leanne! My first time ever linking up a project from IG. I actually used LOTS of scraps this month, didn't even make a dent.

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