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.


 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.


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.

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