Tuesday, March 27, 2012

One stage finished....

This photo above was taken while looking up at it as it flapped in the wind....
I finally decided that the quilt blocks had finally sat long enough...it was time to sew them together.
The day before we went and picked up Lorelei I sat down at the machine and sewed half of them together....and yesterday while doing laundry I got the other half of the blocks together and the two halves made into a whole. And this is the result. (One row does not show in the photos...the quilt is actually square.)

I never have a good place to photograph quilt tops or quilts...or at least not easy to get to so most times I just resort to the clothesline in the back yard. The above photo looks different because it was also take while the wind was blowing it so hard and I was half looking up. I think you will like all photos better if you click and enlarge. This is a log cabin quilt with the blocks set in the barn raising style.

After the weekend, I think I will try to get the backing made and the layers pin-basted together. I suppose then it will set a while while I decide how to quilt it. I just have no idea--I don't think I want to meander or stipple quilt...it will be machine quilted whatever I do.

It would be so simple to send this out to be quilted, but I just cannot stand to have other hands finish my work. Maybe it is my form of art...maybe I fear someone else messing it up...I really don't know just why. I just know I would hate for anyone but me to do the quilting.

15 comments:

Ginny said...

I understand what you you mean. You can now say that you made the whole quilt, with no help. It is a beautiful an intricate pattern!

Judy said...

I love it Rose!!! I never know either where to take my pictures at, so I usually just hang them on the line if I can.

Linda G. said...

The quilt is BEAUTIFUL!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

OH Rose, That is truly awesome. I love quilts (as you know) and am so impressed with the ones you make... Just beautiful. Congrats.
Hugs,
Betsy

Joyful Quilter said...

Really pretty. I have never been brave enough to make a log cabin quilt.

Montanagirl said...

It's really beautiful. I have looked at the log cabin quilts in catalogs. Yours tops them all!

Sandra said...

it's beautiful and i thought it was finished, so after all this work you still have to do MORE? you are very gifted at quilting and it IS art and if i could do what you do I would do my own also.

Mary said...

This turned out so pretty! I really love log cabin quilts. They just seem "cozy" and with a touch of the past. Think how many log cabin quilts there have been made over the years! Now you have added to that number. You are part of history :-)

Caron said...

Rose, that looks so intricate. You are really blessed with talent for many things. Sewing, photography, writing, friendship, sharing and grandmothering are all fantastic traits so easy to see in you.

I saw a barn photograph in a blog post that made me think of you: http://awakemysole.blogspot.com/2012/03/ams-end-of-week-wrap-up-sac-city-iowa.html

don said...

I think you do a fine job of shooting these...in the wind no less! Amazing. The enlarged version look so much better. Beautiful work.

EG CameraGirl said...

Pretty colours and I like the contrast of the lights to the darks. This is gonna be another beauty, Rose!

Ellie said...

Oh my, Rose that looks amazing. You have done a great job with this - looks like a lot of work went into that.

Carletta said...

This came out beautifully!
I think the second shot shows it off quite nicely.

Kim, USA said...

WOW that is one gorgeous quilt, awesome!

Maple Lane said...

Rose, the quilt is truly a work of art. I love the pattern and you should be so proud of yourself. Awesome job.

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