Tuesday, June 07, 2011

simply beautiful!

Whew! Sorry I've been away so long! As you will see I've been working hard to finish this Little Folks Log Cabin quilt, which ended up being a queen size!

I am SO, so, so thrilled with how this came out!

Little Folks Log Cabin Quilt

Made using an entire fat quarter bundle of Anna Maria Horner's Little Folks voile collection.
Little Folks Log Cabin Quilt

The back is a simply pieced combination of Kona Ash, Kona Snow, Moda Bella aqua and a strip of leftover Little Folks.
Little Folks Log Cabin Quilt - back

I made the blocks 15" square (14.5" square finished) and used a total of 36 blocks for a quilt that measures 87" by 87". The design was inspired by SouleMama's Little Folks pillows in this post.
Little Folks Log Cabin Quilt

I decided to quilt it with simple straight lines in a grid pattern. This is absolutely the softest quilt EVER!
Little Folks Log Cabin Quilt

I must admit that piecing was a little more challenging with the voile because it is so slippery! I tried using Best Press as I pieced but it didn't seem to make any difference in stabilizing it.
A few other things I did was I took Anna Maria's advise to use a smaller machine needle since it is a more fine fabric. Some people have also had fraying problems so I shortened my stitch length a bit to mitigate anything of that sort.
I also read that it was somewhat of a nightmare to sandwich and baste a voile quilt but I had no problems at all with shifting. I just used a ton of pins and thankfully all went well!

The vibe this quilts gives off is cheerful, summery, luxurious happiness! I would love for it to stay with me but this is a custom order for a friend...I know she will be ecstatic when she sees it!

12 comments:

EFR said...

simply beautiful, indeed! your friend will be very happy with it, I'm sure!

Meredith said...

Wow, that is amazing! Very impressive quilt.

knottygnome said...

it's beautiful! so bright and cheerful.

peaknits said...

This is beautiful! I so hope to make a Little Folks something - the fabric is gorgeous!

quiltilicious said...

Very nice

Rachel Hauser said...

It is truly spectacular! I've never made a log cabin. So, so, so need to!

Jan said...

I love the color combination: so lively and cheerful. You've inspired me to make a new log cabin quilt, and I will, but I must finish a few UFO's which are in progress. Again, simply lovely.

Maryse said...

The colors are amazing! This is quite a chef-d'oeuvre!

Carolyn said...

That is amazing! The fabric is gorgeous!


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Clair said...

That quilt is absolutely divine!

Jen said...

Gorgeous!

Carrie said...

Stunning! Found you via Flickr - I have a whole set of Little Folks fat quarters and can't decide what to do with it - scared to cut such beautiful fabric! But I'm beginning to feel inspired...

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