Monday, June 4, 2012

Log Cabin top....COMPLETE!!!!

Hunter had a dentist appointment first thing this morning, all went well, I suppose.  No cavities at all, but his problem is his baby teeth will not loosen up so that his permanent teeth can come through.  So they are having to pull them one by one.  So he is finished for now and has to go back in November for a cleaning.

My thread order finally came this evening.  I was beginning to think they were not delivering it today but it finally showed up around 5:30pm.  I already had the quilt top loaded on the frame and have just been waiting for the thread.  I went ahead and got all of my bobbins ready and such.  So now I am ready to start first thing in the morning.  I hope to get a lot of it done tomorrow.

Richard still isn't home yet.  It is 9:20pm and he is still working in the hay field.  I know he will be exhausted and hungry.  Hunter is at Church for VBS again tonight.  He had a wonderful time last night and that was all he talked about.

So while I was waiting for my thread to arrive this afternoon I decided to finally get my borders sewn on my big log cabin quilt!  I don't know what it is about borders but seem like a have several tops that just need borders on them.  If you remember back in April, I pieced the center of the top and was trying to decide on borders.  I decided to go with the blue in the end.  Here it is on Andrew's bed!  Andrew's room is right beside my sewing room so I use it sometimes to lay my quilts out while he is at work.  :)  BTW...you can see Andrew's deer mount and wild boar that is still on his couch.  I'm trying to wait until I get his walls painted before I hang them up in there.
I know this is an odd angle but you can see the quilt is pretty big.  His bed is a queen.
Still not the best photo but here is it hanging up on the wall.  It isn't really straight on there but it is so heavy I was afraid to do much with it on the wall, I didn't want to stretch it.  In total, it has over 2900 pieces in it.  The finished size is 96 x 112.  I can't wait to get it quilted but I have several that belong to others that I need to quilt first.  I looked back on my blog and the last quilt that I quilted of my own was back on the 4th of January!!!  WOW!!  I didn't realize it had been that long.  Actually I had even started quilting it before Christmas and just got it done in January, the move in the house, slowed the quilting down on it.
I am so pleased to have this top finished.  I know it still needs quilted but it will be a while before I can do that.  Right now I'm just happy the top is finished!!!  

It is 9:47pm and Richard just walked in the door and went straight to the shower!  Got to go warm up his supper!!!!
Kristie

17 comments:

Joanne said...

The log cabin looks wonderful! Love the layout you chose too.

Winona said...

Kristie, your log cabin is gorgeous. I love it. I hope you plan to keep it.

Janet O. said...

Your Log Cabin top looks so wonderful, Kristie. That must feel good to have that all together! Your persistence with this project has paid off big time!!

melanie moore said...

I love the quilt. I have just finished the top of my log cabin for my son, need to get it quilted now.

Julia said...

I love the quilt...Wow,that is big,!
I keep meaning to make a start on one, but, just have not had the time yet..

JudiB said...

Kristie..love your quilt. Are you keeping it or selling it? The colours are fantastic..all my favorite.
You must feel like your running in circles with so much going on in your life. What a great feeling to see so much coming together. Way to go on it all Kristie. Lots to be proud of.

Phyllis said...

Love your quilt top, log cabins a favorite of mine anyway, but especially like the colors and setting of the blocks of yours!
Phyllis from The Netherlands

Me and My Stitches said...

I really love this quilt - log cabins are one of my favorites. Glad you are feeling better!

Yvette said...

Your log cabin is gorgeous!
Wow, Richard gets home late.

vtquilter said...

The quilt came out great Kristie! I think you need to sneak one of your quilts in between some customer ones as a reward.

Texan said...

Lovely quilt, it really turned out super :O)

lil red hen said...

Love those log cabin quilts! Really no two look alike because the blocks can be set together in so many different ways.

I know how late hay work can make the supper meal. We've finished until we can get rain to make the grass grow. It's getting pretty seriously dry here.

Michelle said...

Your log cabin quilt is beautiful! I know how tough it is to find time to quilt your own things. You just have to schedule it in! :)

snowlady said...

Kristie your log cabin is awsome. It will be even more awsome when it is quilted. Isn't it a great feeling when we get our quilt top piecing finished? I am always looking forward to starting the next one..

Bedstes Patchwork said...

What a lovely quilt you have made, great work,lovely colores and it is so big. Wonderful

jillquilts said...

Wonderful job on the log cabin! It is gorgeous!

Knitters Notebook said...

I just found your blog through Raverly...I love your quilt it is beautiful!!!

~~Renee