Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Bonnie & Camille Log Cabin

I finally quilted one of my own quilts!!

I have been busy since day one getting Lucey ... very often, I push my own projects to the side in order to accomodate my customers. Christmas was an especially busy time for me and while I am thankful that so many of you trust me with your quilts, I did need a bit of a January break. 

I had so much fun making my Bonnie & Camille log cabin blocks ... this was a block swap I got involved with on Instagram last year ... we had to make one dozen scrappy log cabin blocks 20.5 " and then slice it into quarters ... we keep a quarter and the rest got sent for reimbursement to other quilters. There were over 200 quilters involved in the end ... I chose to do a double set to make my quilt bigger in the end ... my blocks came from all over Canada, the US and a couple from Australia ... 72 different women contributed to making my quilt! 

This is a shot of the beginning block .... 

When my blocks returned to me, I trimmed them to 10" and then cut them on the diagonal. I love how this gave a secondary pattern to the finished quilt.

 I quilted with the Tickle panto (one of my faves!) and used a lush, royal minky on the back. The top thread is a soft lemon ice Glide thread. I especially adore my stripey binding. It is also from a Bonnie & Camille line.

My quilt turned out twin size ... I honestly couldn't get a clear full on shot of it ...we have 6 foot snow banks in the back yard and poor hubby's arms couldn't stretch out as far as I would have liked!
I did have a few blocks left ... maybe Darby will get a matching quilt for her crib.

I was able to show off my treasure at our last guild meeting. Finished in the nick of time!


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