Jan 13

DS Picnics and Fairgrounds Log Cabin Quilt complete! (83)

I don’t know how to take good photos of a whole quilt.  The best I can do is grab those pant hangers, hang it up on my fence, and try to take pictures of it .  The sun is usually behind the fence, and so I often get a soft look to the quilt because my camera is fighting with background light.

The great thing about the hangers, though, is that I can twist the metal part of the hanger around, and flip the quilt around without having to re-attach it to the hangers each time.

And this is the quilt back.  I was mostly just having fun with this.  I wanted to add the left-over log cabin block I had, so this is how I put it together.  I think it is fun, and it adds another dimension to the quilt.  The solid back here is Kona Delft.

Making the log cabins was easy.  I just made all of the strips 2.5 inches, and for each block, used 2 pieces of 2.5 x 2.5, two strips of 2.5 x 4.5, two strips of 2.5 x 6.5, two strips of 2.5 x 8.5 and one strip of 2.5 x 10.5.  I used Kona Snow for the sashing.

scrappy log cabin quilt

 I used the DS picnics and fairground’s blue with small flowers for the binding.  I think it adds a quaintness to this quilt and frames it well.

This quilt was 74 inches x 97.5 inches before washing, 72 inches by 94 inches after washing.  This is what I would consider to be an oversized twin quilt.  It was a lot of fun to make!

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  1. Erin says:

    That’s so funny, that’s how I take pictures of my quilts, too! Except I live in an apartment, no backyard, so I hang it on my closet door to get a picture. Love the quilt, log cabins are so fun 🙂

  2. Kim McBirnie says:

    That is beautiful – and I love how you pieced the back. I’ve just finished the front of my second ever quilt, and have been thinking about what to do with the back – I’ll definitely try and get creative with it now!

  3. Alyssa says:

    Love the little flowers for the binding! Frames it beautifully!