Saturday, April 24, 2010

Chicago Show - Log Cabins

Many bloggers have been posting pics from the recent show in Chicago. I didn't see some of these posted, so I thought they may be of interest. This first one was one of my very favorites. Just a simple barnraising, but so wonderful.

And the quilting! The strips are fairly wide, and only two rounds, but this quilt just does it for me!
An Amish log cabin. Almost electric, wouldn't you say?

This one is a modern example. I think the strips finish to one-half inch.


Check out these fabrics! Don't most of them look like calicoes from the seventies and eighties? Those VIP and Peter Pan prints that were the earliest "repro" type available? I think this quilt proves Bonnie Hunter's theories of quilting beautifully. It's the color, not the print that matters; and if it's still ugly, you just didn't cut it small enough!

An antique silk light and dark setting. The blocks just glow!

11 comments:

Karen said...

Log Cabin quilts are high on my list of likes. I especially like the first one, same as you.

Kim said...

Thanks so much for posting these! I love log cabin quilts and that Amish one...WOWZERS! LOVE! The first one too is great. All those scraps! Gotta love it!

Mimi said...

Beautiful!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

that silk quilt is AMAZING!!! thanks for showing!

Janet said...

I thoroughly enjoyed looking at these log cabins, they really are beautiful. Loved the quilting on the first one and the Amish and silk ones are something else.

Lori said...

I love log cabin quilts and these are no exception! Real beauties!!

ann hermes said...

What amazing quilts. I have always loved the log cabin and all its variations.

Sharon said...

Fabulous quilts...thanks for sharing!

julieQ said...

I love to see a quilt show and this one is no exception...the log cabin variation really draws me in, especially the quilting.

Deb said...

Hi Jan - fabulous quilts. Thanks for sharing. Have been trying to respond to the comment you left on my blog but it keeps bouncing. Not sure what's happening there!

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