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So, I just finished putting the binding on this one. I really like it. You can't see any of the patterns until you step back. This was a throw away pattern in the back of a book - no name. So I have named mine "Blue Skies and Starry Nights". All the fabric comes from stash, but the binding.

The logs finish out at 1". I'm pretty sure this is the last one I'll be doing like that in a while.

I did learn a lesson. No matter how close you are to finishing, don't rush and don't use cheap fabric. You will pay. I had three of the lighter squares get wonky on me because of one crummy fabric. So I had to trim up the edges and it doesn't look quite straight - because of all the straight lines in the quilt. It IS straight though.

Well, anyway, I'm happy to finish one. Now before I can start anything new, I have to finish a WIP. I have like four or five things in progress and it's making me nuts.


Happy is a choice.

GO RAVENS!!!


 
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Oh, and this one is mine. I also put a label on the back. Also, the back is pieced, using up any random pieces I had left and one dark block that I made too many of.


Happy is a choice.

GO RAVENS!!!
 
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Lynn you are something this is beautiful. Can't get over your scraps. Amazing!


J Lu
 
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Love it! Nice job!


Carolyn

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It's really beautiful.


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Very nice, one inch logs? I would have given up long ago, probably at the table runner size. Love how well the fabrics go together. Enjoy!

piney
 
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Katiiemd...beautiful,it appears to be a Log Cabin Storm at Sea,very challenging.You did a terrific job on it.


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Beautiful job!!! Would love to see the instructions/pattern for that!! It's definitely a winner!!!


Pat
 
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That's gorgeous! You did well with all of those little bitty pieces.


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This is a gorgeous quilt and I would love to see it in person. You will have to bring it with you when you come. Smile


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Gorgeous.
 
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"I would have given up long ago, probably at the table runner size." Piney

Beautiful! I would have quit at the pillow size!!!!!

Piney: Every time I see your avatar, I smell pine and pitch and feel a cool breeze...mmmmmmm!

Smile

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"It's bad to supress laughter. It goes back down and spreads to your hips."
 
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I love both scrappy and log cabins. Beautiful.
 
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'Tis really beautiful!!
 
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Stunning!
 
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That's a beautiful quilt. I love the colors in it. I look at it & see it different each time. I like quilts like that...those that look different at different times. Does that make sense? It's so pretty & looks like a ton of time went into it. I'm also falling in love with quilts without borders. GREAT JOB!


Nicki



 
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What a gorgeous quilt!!! Just another example of how versatile log cabin blocks can be. I've never made a log cabin quilt but this could be enticing.

You said the pattern was a throwaway, but do you know the name of it?


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Very pretty! You did a fantastic job on it.


Shawn


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Thank you so much. I'm very happy with it and it looks great on my old iron bed - couldn't wait, just had to pop it right on there!

The pattern came out of the Judy Martin Snake River Quilt book. It was in the back of the book with no name, kind of an afterthought. There was no pattern really, but there's a chart listing the log sizes so it's not too hard to figure out.

There's one other quilt in that book I'd like to do - but later. After this one and the Snake River one, I need a break from those little logs. I'm kind of happy with the 'no border' look too. It's plenty big enough so I didn't need them for size. I just felt that the binding was enough.

Q - promise to bring it when I come down.

nlk - I know exactly what you mean. Sometimes I look at this one and see the diamond shapes, sometimes the circles. Up close, you don't see a pattern at all. Different every time.

Oh, and sorry about the kitchen floor picture, but it's the only place in my little home that is big enough for a queen size quilt to be laid out flat!

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Happy is a choice.

GO RAVENS!!!
 
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It's very pretty. I also thought of the storm at sea. What an amazing no name quilt. If the author saw this one, (s)he would have given it more prominence in the book. I like your name BTW.
 
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Beautiful! I love 2 color quilts. and I like Judy Martin quilts although I've never made one. She talked at our guild meeting a number of years ago.


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I just LOVE your quilt! You did an amazing job. I, too , see different patterns when I look at it.
Susan
 
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How beautiful .... reminds me of blueberries and cream . . .yummy!!
 
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KMD, this really is a beautiful quilt. I am not normally a "blue" person but this one is gorgeous.
 
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Blueberries and Cream - would have made an awesome name.

The dark blues in this quilt are all star prints - I was saving them for a quilt for DH, but it just never came together. The lights looked like blue skies, so I named mine Blue Skies and Starry Nights.

(Just hate those typos, I have to fix them!)

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Happy is a choice.

GO RAVENS!!!
 
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Lynn, another great quilt and considering you quilted it Friday and it is already done, you did some hustling. You also need to put a sleeve on it so we can show it at our next quilt show
 
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Katie, it is beautiful. I will have to get my hands onthat book. I seem to remember thinking that when you shared your Snake River quilt as well. Just stunning!


Brandy
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I don't know about showing it, Marlene. It's a bit wobbly on the side from the crummy fabric. Certainly good enough for my bed, but maybe not to have a bunch of people looking at it up close.


Happy is a choice.

GO RAVENS!!!
 
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Just gorgeous!! I can just picture it on an iron bed - perfect Smile You always do amazing things, love looking at pictures of your work.
 
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