My story starts here with this quilt. My husband took me to the local quilt store (over a year ago). We walked around and he wanted me to pick something out. I tend to do scrappy quilts with whatever fabric I have in my stash. He thinks if I am going to put as much work into the quilt as I do that I should pick out some new and good fabrics. I wanted something he would like. Something that he would be okay with my hanging on the walls or putting on the bed someday. We found a sample on the wall that we both liked. I bought the book with the pattern and we shopped for fabrics.
|Calypso from Layers of Charm by Minnesota Charms.com|
Here are some close up of the fabrics:
|deers and bears|
Well after sewing this quilt top together I had a lot of scraps left over. So I started playing with another quilt idea. This is what I came up with:
I call this "Log Cabin Squares". It measures 52 by 61 inches. This one is more of a lap quilt. Here are some more close up pictures.
Here is another angle of the quilt top:
Well the story does not end there. I still had some scraps left over. So I started playing with another quilt idea. I call this "Hour~Glass Log Cabin".
This little quilt only measures 36 inches by 38 inches. And I added the addition of two different borders. This little quilt is just recently finished. It was machine pieced and hand quilted.
I just rotated dark triangles with neutral color triangles. I only quilted the neutral color fabrics.
Here is a close up of the border and quilting design. I used both neutral color quilt thread as well as some gray color thread. I did not really want the stitching to show up as much on the green border. And I used the same fabric to make the binding to match the border.
So with this little quilt is where I was going to start my story. To show that I do finish some things all the way to the end. But then I would have to describe how I came about this little quilt. So I went back to the very beginning. I hope I have not taken up too much of your time.
We will soon be going on a little road trip. I might find a quilt shop or two along the way. I am making a list of backings and battings that I need to start getting all these quilts done.
P.S. -- Some of you have seen these quilts before. But, I had deleted my quilt blog when I went to take care of my mother last year. So I thought it would be nice to add them back into my new blog.