Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Log Cabin top completed.....almost!

Sorry that I haven't posted for a little while for those of you that emailed me to make sure things were okay. I have just been really stressed and restless lately that is why I had not posted. If you remember in my last post my machine had broke and I had sent it off to be fixed. Well, I am still without my quilting machine!!! I spoke with them this morning and hopefully it will only be a few more days. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I also did NOT get the loaner/demo machine that I was promised. Anyway, this has had me so stressed out. I've even cried but found that crying just doesn't help matters any does it?

On to other matters....I got all of my log cabin blocks sewn together!!!! All 168 of them!! Now I am just trying to figure out the border fabric for it. I want to use something from my small stash for the border and not buy anything extra for it. I hung it on the stairway wall so that I could get a better look at it once it was all sewn together. It finished pretty big. I did a rough measure of it and it is somewhere around 86 x 102 without borders. I love big quilts. When I do sew the border on, I don't plan on a very wide border. The blocks measure around 7 inches. When I started this quilt, in my mind I planned on a green border but this is the only green that I have enough of and I'm thinking that the design may to big for these blocks.

The red that I plan on doing the small inner border in, is the same red that is used in the block centers. Then I found this blue fabric. What do you think of it? Would it look better than the green?
I have plenty of both of them. My other Civil War yardage just would not work for this quilt. I have some purple that looks way too busy for this and then most of the other ones, I don't have enough of them for the border. So this is where I'm at right now. Waiting for my machine to be fixed and trying to decide on border fabric. After I get the borders sewn on, this quilt will have right at 2200 pieces in it.

Please help me decide on the border fabric. I do value your opinion. Oh and I haven't even decided on a name for this quilt either. In the last post, I asked which fabric to use for my spiderweb blocks and I loved reading the comments on it. I do think I have decided to go with the RED. I am still working on those blocks. Hopefully soon I will have that top ready to show you.
Kristie

14 comments:

Texan said...

If you lived close I would have loaned you my Bailey. I haven't used it near like I should have! But what I have used it, it did a good job. I am trying to get back on my Dresden plate and finish it. I want it for our bed.

I think I like the green fabric as the border the best :O).

vtquilter said...

That is beautiful Kristie! I think either would work... if it was mine I'd go with the blue but that is because I love blue. If you originally saw it in green... I'd go with the green. I don't think the pattern is too busy for it at all. Good luck.

JudiB said...

love the red..and of course green is what is needed. Love the quilt. Is it for you or are you selling it?
Take care..love your work.

Judi B.

melanie moore said...

I think the green looks better. But then again I really do like my greens.Happy Stitching xxx

Floss said...

The quilt look fantastic, and I would go with the green.

Becky said...

When I saw the first picture "naked" of borders, I immediately thought blue. But, if green is your thing....go for it!! It is YOUR quilt!

Janet O. said...

How maddening that you never got your loaner machine and yours isn't ready yet. But look at what you have accomplished in its absence! It is wonderful, Kristie! I think both colors work--I love both blue and green, but personally I would probably use the blue. I think the tamer print gives the eye a resting place in the busy log cabin pattern. Did I already say this quilt is wonderful? : )

Narelle said...

I love the narrow red border. My thought would be the green looks best with the quilt. The green wouldn't be as wide as what you're showing would it?
Looks fantastic!

dortha said...

Love your quilt. The layout is so pretty and shows off the lights and darks. You did a wonderful job.

Joanne said...

Your log cabin is fabulous!! Any border you chose will be wonderful (even border less with red binding would be great).
Crying does help sometimes - good luck with your machine.

Honey Bear said...

Kristie, I hope you get your machine back very soon. Sounds like you are using the time to work on some of your own so that is good. I love the log cabin and think I like the blue best with it.

Katie M. said...

No words of wisdom about your quilter - I do hope you get it back soon, though. My personal choice would be the green, I think with the red inner border, it would be perfect. But it's your quilt and you are able to see the fabric and colors up close and personal - so you chose what makes you smile!

Libby said...

Beautiful!! I love the red border! I think the green would work and I LOVE the blue. Totally up to you! It's an awesome quilt...you won't go wrong either way!

Lady of the Cloth said...

I missed you while you were gone girl. I love the setting you did on the log cabin, there are so many choices and I haven't seen that one done in a while. I am leaning to the first blue you showed. It reads more solid and frames it nicely. I thought Christmas with the red and green and besides, I'm not a green girl, except in nature. Both colors look good though. How's that for indecisive?