Thursday, April 9, 2009

twin scrappy log cabin

finally, i am finished with this quilt. i don't think i have ever been so ready to be done with a quilt. this was a slow one for me.

it measures approximately 74x90 inches (twin size), and i know i definitely prefer baby and lap size quilts. i might be done with larger quilts for a while, they are just not as fun for me. i guess i like quick fast results.

backing is apples and pears in blue.

i did a pieced binding because i just couldn't decide whether to use blue, green or yellow.

77 comments:

  1. Such a cute quilt! Love the backing fabric and the pieced binding.

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  2. Love it! ANd the pieced binding -- while I'm sure it took longer to do -- is perfect!

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  3. It is beautiful! Love the color combo. I like the blue and green a lot, but I would never think that yellow thrown in would look this great. Love it!

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  4. It's beautiful! I love the color combination and the backing!

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  5. oh nettie.
    it's perfect.

    i love that you did a pieced binding...those are my fav.

    {and i have to agree with you about the bigger quilts stealing the thunder thing. lap quilts make me feel like i am accomplishing alot more.}

    haha my word verification is: mental

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  6. Lovely quilt, hope you enjoy it now. Love the pieced binding...the whole thing!

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  7. i love it!! the scrappy log cabin is definatley one of my favorites with how they turn out, but i can't imagine doing a twin size. my lap size one seemed to take forever. i too am ready for some quick ones now. :)

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  8. It's absolutely beautiful...but I hear you on the big quilts - so much work quilting those!

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  9. I totally hear ya, sister. I'm onto mini art quilts and doll quilts for the next little while. This one is gorgeous, though! Even if frustrating for you!

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  10. Beautiful job! I know the feeling...very ready to be done and move to the next exciting project!

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  11. Adorable. It's so true that big quilts are something that should only be completed one per every 3 or 4 small quilts :) well, that's my policy. Keeps me sane.

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  12. love it, love it, love it. i'm piecing the binding on the bunk bed quilts for my boys too...hard work, but so worth it...yours is GORGEOUS.

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  13. Very nice, great colors. I also love the scrappy look of the binding.

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  14. A very nice quilt! Happy easter!

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  15. Love those apples and pears! I only have the white/red colorway and wish I had the blue. I am coveting your crinkliness, something I can't acheive as a complete hand sewer.

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  16. Nettie, it is gorgeous! Great binding, too!

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  17. I love it! I took my daughters coin quilt to a long arm quilter because I couldn't bear the thought of quilting that huge thing myself! But, then again I definitely don't have the stippling experience you have! I hope you have a nice easter!

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  18. That turned out so cute! I love it! I am getting ready to do a log cabin...we'll see how it goes. Do you stick to the darks and lights rules? or do you just put in fabric you like? How do you decide which fabric will look good together?

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  19. I adore this quilt. Beautiful, simple and serene. The colors are fabulous. I love the pieced binding. I just did my first pieced binding, and I think I may never go back. Twin quilts are definitely time consuming!

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  20. Very nice! I love doing pieced binding, it's my new favorite trick. I don't know if i'll ever do anything bigger than a lap size. I have a hard enought time wrangling that much fabric, let alone more.

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  21. It's just plain heaven! I sooo know what you mean about bigger quilts, but shoot... is there anything better when they're finished???

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  22. It was worth it though, it is gorgeous!!! I love the colors.

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  23. Beautiful quilt.
    Love the scrappy binding and LOVE the fabric on the back.

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  24. I am inspired! It's just perfect for a "modern" look to an old block.

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  25. I sooooo feel your pain right now!

    I too am looking on a log cabin that just won't end!!!

    Seriously.

    But this makes me wanna hurry and back it done! I love that look of a finished quilt!

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  26. this turned out nice. perfect backing and i love the scrappy binding.

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  27. I love this one! Love that adorable backing fabric. I always love a pieced binding too, which I am going to do more of.

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  28. Nettie! This is so gorgeous! It looks like it was so worth the extra time it took. I love the colors you chose, they look amazing together. I especially like that I have never seen a quilt like this before.

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  29. I love it front to back and pieced bindings are a favorite of mine. I hear ya on quilting the larger quilts! You did a great job, it's beautiful!

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  30. I love the quilt... oh I think you need to send it to me. *grin* I love how you did the pieced binding.. I am just getting into quilting.

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  31. very pretty! i know what you mean about big quilts...i just broke down and sent a queen size to the longarmer...i stared at it for a month...i just couldn't tackle it.

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  32. Just adorable...please tell us the spec on the pears. Your colors as usual are right on...did you follow the same color process as we used for the quilt-a-long?

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  33. it looks FABULOUS!!! i've had quilts like that. i still haven't finished my very first quilt.:( i love the apple and pears on the back!!

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  34. Very cute! Love the apples and pears!

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  35. Where oh WHERE did you get that backing!!! I love those apples and pears!!!!!!!!!!

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  36. That is SO pretty and fresh looking. Great job!

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  37. I love the finish look. And you made the rigth choice of using pieced binding with the three colors. Still have to make a log cabin quilt (and I do have a jelly roll among my stash).

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  38. It looks great. You have inspired me to make a log cabin quilt. I have a bright jelly roll and I think it would look great in that style.

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  39. Wow! I love this quilt!! Might have been slow going but boy oh boy the the work ever pay off!! Beautiful!

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  40. Beautiful... old fashioned, yet so modern... and love the pieced binding, something I rarely do.\
    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  41. Wow, I love the colour's you used, really beautiful work.

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  42. Looks fantastic. You've done a great job and I love the scrappy binding.

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  43. A pieced binding is always a great way to go and looks especially nice on this quilt!

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  44. It looks lovely! The colors are so bright and pretty! You did a great job on it! I like smaller quilts too. :0)

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  45. Oh gosh, this is one of my favorites! Love the colors. It's Fabulous! And scrappy bindings are awesome! ooxx`jodi

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  46. I love your quilt. It might have been slow but it is GORGEOUS! Yay for you!!!!

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  47. This is great! I love it!!! I have it in my mind to start a scrappy log cabin in shades of just one color. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  48. Oh this is beautiful. I love the fabrics. I agree with you about lap quilt vs bigger quilt. I prefer baby quilt or lap quilt.

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  49. I have not been brave enough to start a big quilt yet! This one is lovely - such a great colour combination!

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  50. Hello! I have really enjoyed looking at your blog, and thanks to all of the inspiration and advice you offer, I just completed my first quilt. Thank you!

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  51. I'm with you on the size. Takes too long.

    It's beautiful though!

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  52. Very pretty.
    I am itching to do a log cabin...keep having a fear of it being wonky.

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  53. Love it..I am just loving the quilts with alot of white.
    Love the colors.

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  54. it looks GREAT!!! and i say that it's huge to know your limitations. (I could learn a lesson or two from you.) i love the multi-colored binding. i think it's the perfect touch.

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  55. That is just beautiful. I adore the color scheme and the scrappy binding. Why didn't you enjoy it?

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  56. It's so pretty!! I love the colours alot!

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  57. Red Pepper QuiltsApril 14, 2009 at 7:52 PM

    Oh Ah! Beautiful quilt. I have an obsession with log cabin quilts at the moment! Love it!

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  58. Your quilt turned out great! Love the pieced binding. But I am with you. The larger quilts are more challenging. I have 3 or 4 tops that I need to quilt, and I just keep putting it off. It is just more fun to do something and get a quick fix result ;-)

    Jocelyn

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  59. This is stunning. It's the first time I've ever liked a log cabin quilt! Just great!!

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  60. This is SO pretty. I love the sparkle of the white amongst the colors. Beautiful!

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  61. I just came across your site. I love your quilts. They are so cute and love all your color choices. I just started a site, and also love to quilt and knit. Take a look if you get a chance. Sometimes only other quilters can appreciate. Will look forward to seeing more of your work

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  62. Love all the white with the bright.

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  63. The bright colours are stunning and I love that backing fabric!

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  64. I love it so much and hope you don't mind that your previous quilt of this style inspired me to try one similar !

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  66. that is a LOVELY quilt - the colours are gorgeous!

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  67. Gorgeous!!! I just love it! I have a question though, do you have a design wall? And if so, did you make it? Buy it? Any tips? Maybe you could do a post on it to help us beginners....

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  68. Even though it was a tough one to do, the effort was worth it. It's beautiful.

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  69. Amazing... this is really wonderful with all those bright colours :)

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  70. I'm from Norway (37 y) and look at your page very often : ) How you use white togehter with these nice colours inspire me in my own quilts. I really look forward to you next projects!

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