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OK....now for the fun part of today's programming!
Here's my most favorite finished quilt . . . .
This is my 39th quilt named Hibiscus at My Caribbean Cabin. It's 97" X 114". I spent 4 months working on this quilt top, a long time for me. I usually average a top a month. The top has 80 nine inch log cabin blocks. The border has too many strips to count!
I'd been wanting to make a log cabin quilt for a long time. The options are endless. You could spend your whole quilting career making log cabin quilts and never get bored.
I think Judy Martin has a wonderful book for log cabin patterns and ideas. My log cabin quilt isn't a specific pattern from her book, but a combination of several.
I liked the center of this top so I modified it to fit into mine.
There are probably several ways to make log cabin blocks, the main two being cutting every strip the correct size then sewing, or sewing strips then trimming. Judy think's the blocks are more accurate if you cut all the strips to their exact width and length then sew. That's how I made my blocks and they came out perfect every time.
I was very happy with the quilting for this top. When my quilter got my top she asked me what was in the center, I told her they were supposed to be flowers. She did a good job of bringing the flowers to life, or making them more recognizable as flowers.
There are four of these designs surrounding the center star.
And feathers running up and down the dark and light pattern of the log cabin blocks. There are several things about this quilt that make it my favorite, but I think the main things are the colors and the quilting. It's a very cheery quilt.
And now for the Giveaway. The winner may pick one of the following:
3. Any kit from Quilt Soup, click here.
4. $100 Gift Certificate from your favorite online quilt shop, Fat Quarter Shop, Hancocks of Paducah, Bonnie Blue Quilts, if they offer gift certificates you can have it.
The winner is to decide after they have been selected.
So here are the rules; leave a comment on this post by noon, Central Standard Time, Saturday, February 6th, 2010. In your comment tell us one quirky thing about you. The winner will be determined by a random drawing and announced Super Bowl Sunday (that's February 7th for you nonfootball fans) ! That's it!
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you come back, and Good Luck!!
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