Monday, October 11, 2010

Civil War Log Cabin Quilt

I finally got Richard to take some photos for me. He had to take it out to the new house to hang it up because there is not room in here. It measures 90x90 and is pieced in MOSTLY Civil War Reproduction fabrics. A lot of the tans are not Civil War fabric, I just used what I had and thought would blend together. The coloring is still off in the photo but at least you can get an idea of it.
I paper-pieced all of the blocks, it is easier for me to do them that way and at least I also know that they all come out the same size.
I tried several different setting but finally settled on this one. I pieced this quilt to hang from the upstairs balcony if we ever get moved in our other house.

So mom took it in for the September Art Contest during September Fest. I was shocked to find out that it won first place in the Machine Pieced category. This took place at The Painted Cow Gallery. I was not able to make it for the photo but my name is listed on the list of winners. You can click on the links to check them out, they also have some beautiful artwork for sale.
Richard took me in for my physical therapy this morning. Not too bad today, he just wanted to check out my strength and movement. Wants me to go back and see my doctor again for possible MRI and some other stuff. So it is just the same old thing there. Haven't went walking yet, I was having a little extra pain the past few days and Mom is having some problems with migraines. She has a doctor's appointment for that Wednesday.
Kristie

16 comments:

Suzan said...

Beautiful job on the quilt, Kristie!

Libby said...

KRISTIE!!! That quilt is AMAZING!! You should be so proud!! You have such talent, nobody makes scrap quilts like you! Yay for your Mom too! Sorry you both are going through some pain right now! Feel better soon!!

Libby said...

meant to add a big "way to go!" to Richard for getting that quilt hung and taking the pics! That is one big quilt!
Libby

orchidlover said...

It's gorgeous Kristie. I love log cabin quilts and that one is a great setting

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Jeanne said...

Congratulations, Kristie, on your lst
Place ribbon! Your log cabin is simply gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.

Julia said...

Congrats Kristie,,,it's gorgeous, and a well deserved blue ribbon!
I'm so happy for you!
Julia ♥

Rhoda said...

Kristi, that is truly a beautiful quilt! I am just thinking about peeling the papers off all those blocks, one strip at a time. It was definately worth it though.

dobco said...

Kristie,
Do you still take tops to be quilted? I have one that I am looking to have done.

Libby said...

I was thinking about you this morning!! I saw that Bonnie at Quiltville is starting another mystery quilt in Nov. I remember having to copy you last year and do the Carolina Christmas one...which I never finished!
Have a great day Kristie!
Libby

Rhonda said...

Kristie, your log cabin quilt is beautiful...congratulations on the 1st place win.....good for you!

jillquilts said...

That quilt is awesome!!! Congrats on the win! :)

Floss said...

What a beautiful quilt, congrats on winning with it.
Have not stopped by in a while so was sorry to hear about your fall, pray that you fully recover soon.

Chocolate Cat said...

What a beautiful quilt, certainly deserved its blue ribbon!

Vesuviusmama said...

It is truly lovely, Kristie!

Rachel said...

You made a fantastic quilt! I am in love!!

Guðrún said...

Congratulations, the quilt is stunning.