Saturday, October 16, 2010

Mauve Moments


Hello again...Let me pop the kettle on...



This is another of my Quilts.
It is one that I made for my Mother.
With this quilt I did not follow a pattern. I used the basic log cabin block in creme, mauve and purple tones. Constructing them to form large geometric squares using 4 blocks to make each of the larger squares. With this quilt I also cut the strips of fabric for the blocks at 2 and1/2 inches in width resulting in the strips being 2 inches wide when sewn together. Making the overall pattern and design much larger than the tradititonal or usual log cabin block, and much quicker to construct.

The quilt is backed with a large print floral monotone on the reverse which highlights the simple diagonal stitching of the quilting.

The Batting that I use in my Quilts is a 90% Cotton 10% Acrylic blend which is durable and tends not to clump with washing.




Quilt Reverse Side Up


As you can see in this picture the quilt goes right to the floor.
 In order to maintain the pattern of the large squares,
 I added a half of the larger blocks attaching the matching halves on either side of the quilt opposite each other all the way around so as not the break the pattern...




Here is a closer shot showing some of the detail in the fabric pattern and the diagonal quilting





And Mum really does like the finished product as it is very rarely off her bed...Apart from when it's out hanging on the line to dry...

5 comments:

  1. I am really really enjoying this detailed glimpse of your handiwork. Thanks so much for the great posts.

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  2. You are very welcome Leah
    It is my pleasure

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  3. this color is one of my favorites.
    awesome post.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  4. How are you, friend?

    Glad to land on your exciting poetry land here.

    Welcome linking in a poem to our potluck today, Thanks in advance!

    http://jinglepoetry.blogspot.com/2010/11/poetry-potluck-buildings-landmarks-and.html

    Some awards will be assigned upon participation.

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    Welcome follow us back.

    First time participants can simply submit an old poem.

    xxx

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  5. Thanks Jingle

    I'd love to but how do i submit a poem?
    Is it just a case of letting you know by leaving a message at your blog in the comments? what do i do? if you could let me know i'd be greatful...

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