Sunday, February 10, 2013

Log Cabin and Hardanger

I finished piecing a log cabin quilt top.


The blocks are 7", and I chose an off set barn raising layout for them. The quilt top is about 91" square. I used Judy Martin's technique to make the blocks, and it was so easy to piece.

Have you noticed that many people have been making log cabins lately? Barb (Fun with Barb) just finished a lovely one - shown here, and Kathie (Inspired by Antique Quilts) is working on one with 4" blocks that is going to be fantastic.

Fons and Porters has a free E-book on log cabins that is really nice - you download a copy here.


I added a copy to my IPad for easy reading (in iTunes add it to the library from your download file, it goes into PDF's in iBooks - I was only recently shown this feature and love it. I bought Cindy Needham's handbooks and you can enlarge the pictures to see all the details).


I have also been working on a piece of Hardanger that I have had on the go for about 7 years (it is 18" x 29"). I am determined to finish it this year!


Just the cut work sections left.

Come back tomorrow for a giveaway.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

10 comments:

Lesley said...

Your log cabin is stunning! It will look beautiful all finished and on a bed. Well done!

Betty Lou said...

Your log cabin quilt is a work of art not to mention a labor of love. I have noticed an increased interest in log cabin quilts, think there might be one in my near future.

Raewyn said...

Your log cabin is great - love the colourways - bet you will have fun quilting this one :-)
And your hardanger - gorgeous!!! 7 years is no time at all really!!

Joan said...

Beautiful - you are amazing!! I agree with Raewyn - no time at all - really :)

Barb said...

THREE CHEERS FOR YOUR LOG CABIN QUILT~!
I love the off center barn raising setting.
Your hardanger looks beautiful, are you sure you're doing it right, lol, ha ha

Kate said...

Your quilt is stunning, congratulations.
Love the hardanger too, I also have some hardanger projects that need to be brought out of UFO Siberia and finished. Good luck finishing yours.

Me and My Stitches said...

Log cabins in the barn raising setting are my all-time favorite - so I am loving your quilt! And your Hardanger...AMAZING! Oh, how I wish I had that talent!

LuAnn said...

What a great log cabin quilt. It is just gorgeous. Thanks for the IPad info, too.

Needled Mom said...

Love the log cabin!! It really makes a beautiful use of scraps.

Myra said...

Your log cabin is looking great Joanne! Love the use of scraps for these kinds of quilts...

Your Hardanger is awesome!