Monday, May 30, 2011

Half Log Cabin/Road Trip

These half log cabin blocks were made a couple of years ago, and intended for a quilt to hang in my living room. After realizing that I hadn't made even half of the blocks that I needed, I just wasn't up for it, so they languished on a shelf. Since I've been in a "finishing" mood of late, I pulled them out, and sewed them up into a 68" top. Not the size I had envisioned, but I am really happy with it. The quilt is based on one in the Patricia Cox book, "American Quilt Classics". The layout is the same, but the coloring is a bit different. A close-up.

Saturday, Vicki and I left bright and early for two of the exhibits listed on our sidebar. First up was Indianapolis for the Frugal and Fancy, then on to Bloomington for the AQSG Star Quilts. We will be sharing lots of photos soon.

On the way home, we stopped in Greenwood at Back Door Quilts in Greenwood. Here are a few pics to entice you if you are ever in the area - lots of repros, and look at all of those samples!






This puss in the corner quilt was one of my favorites. My purchases are on the little bench in front of it. The star quilt book is based on the Bloomington exhibit.

15 comments:

Janet O. said...

I have never seen a half log cabin layout quite like that. It is very interesting and beautiful.
Now that looks like my kind of quilt shop--lots of vintage looking stuff. My mouth is watering just looking at your pictures. And what fun--the quilt blocks on the ceiling! I love that puss in the corner, too. I enlarged each photo and just soaked it all in. Thanks for the vicarious visit!

paulette said...

What a gorgeous shop!! Such lovely quilts!! Thanks for sharing!
Paulette

Barb said...

Your half log cabin is just amazing....what a fun store.

The Civil War Quilter said...

Wow! That Half Log cabin is great. It has a streak of lightning look. Your trip sounds like fun.

Me and My Stitches said...

I love your half log cabin quilt! And that shop looks like lots of fun - I think I could do some serious damage in there!

*karendianne. said...

Gosh, what a great quilt. I mean - seriously great. A unique setting! And what a great shop. What fun. Thanks for sharing the delight.

Lurline said...

Wonderful - thanks for showing!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Cathy said...

Love your quilt. It was worth the wait. Hugs

Kathie said...

beautiful quilt I LOVE It!
oh my what a great quilt shop, wish I was there with you shopping!!!!
Kathie

Mimi said...

I love that shop! They have a great selection of wools, too. You log cabin is absolutely beautiful. I don't think I have ever seen that lay out. Love it.

Dawn said...

Love your quilt and the colors.
Thanks for sharing the road trip - looks like it was a blast!

Barb said...

what a great quilt shop -
Love the LC with the cheddar centers - how interesting.

handmade said...

What a lovely blog !!!

Karen said...

I like the layout used for the log cabin blocks. A different and interesting look.

Lori said...

I'm not sure how I missed this post. I love what you did with the half log cabins. How nice to get it off the UFO shelf too!!