Wednesday, January 29, 2014

WIP Wed. -Finish Wed!



I was all ready to write about my progress on my diversionary little log cabin blocks I started last week. If you remember I was side-tracked from the project at hand and just wanted to sew...so I made mini logs. (even had my husband sew a few logs on) :)

***** Update: I entered this log cabin finish in the FB group sponsored by SewCanShe and won! I am so so happy and shocked...but happy!!woohoo

Well today I was quilting on it at 6 a.m. and by lunch time I was thinking I would just sew the binding on...then Voila! it is done.  



Trying out the rolling foot...let's just say "LOVE IT"! I am trying not to let the imperfections of my FMQing stop me...I just kept quilting. The log blocks in the center were pretty bulking so I just did minimal circles there. I faced a bit of my 'negative space' fear by making up part of the circles out in no where land. I sort of had this lacy look going so I went with it. 


And...this is what I ended up with. So much for the star center I thought I was going to have. I think this square wreath look works. I love the greens with the blues. 
Since it is hard to see the quilting on the front here is a quick shot (and I mean quick shot taken with wind blowing like you would not believe).  Maybe I was channeling the Olympic rings when I started this quilting but I like how it turned out. 
Scrappy binding to finish it off because I didn't have any one fabric left over with enough in to make the total binding. I think it is okay but in hindsight I should have just used something else. It is okay ...I think? One lone log on the back. This log cabin measures approx. 35 x 35 
Not sure what I am going to do with it now but I did have lots of firsts in this project:
First time using the rolling leather foot
First time trying to make a design with quilting that is not really there
First time using my BSR stitch regulator but not plugging it in, just using it as a darning foot..I also left the feed dogs up (for some reason the stitches looked better than when I tried it with regulator on and feed dogs down???)Any thoughts on that would be appreciated??

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10 comments:

  1. Hooray for a finish! I really like the green.

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  2. Your quilting looks great! Leah Day (leahday.com) says that machines work better with the feed dogs up because that is how the machine was intended to work. I never lower my feed dogs and my machine seems to like it :)

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  3. Your work is really lovely. I don't use a machine, and can't help but love all the different stitches and designs it is possible to make with one.

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  4. What a great finish! Loving the colours :)

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  5. Wow!! Such lovely quilting!! I love the colors you used for it as well. It is really incredible.

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  6. That is beautiful!! Love the quilting and the design of the quilt is really striking!

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  7. This quilt is beautiful! Love the use of log cabin - very unique! And the quilting... WOW!

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  8. LOVE IT! That quilting is amazing! And the design is superb. Love the green and blue palette too. I am always drawn to those cool and calming colours. What a fabulous finish!

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  9. Very nice! The quilting looks great.

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  10. The color and texture on this quilt is just amazing. Beautiful!

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