Sunday, February 22, 2009

Grace's Rainbow Log Cabin Quilt Finished!

Mum came over on Thursday and I realized that she hadn't seen the Rainbow Log Cabin or as it is now known as, Grace's Rainbow Log Cabin Quilt, since we sandwiched it that day in the school holidays. And then I realized, I hadn't blogged it since I had finished it. So here we go, the largest quilt I have ever sewn and quilted is finished.

The finished size is 48 inches by 78 inches. I went through 3 and a half reels of 250 metre cotton thread for the meandering stippling, so about 1,750 metres of thread for the meandering stippling.....



I found it hard to photograph it flat. The above photo was taken standing on a little step ladder on top of a wooden blanket box and I still didn't get the angle right. I didn't dare lean over any further.

This is my favourite shot. She looks pretty pleased with her quilt. She likes laying on it and playing match the material, first she finds say a strip of orange with spots on it and then trys and finds a matching bit on the quilt somewhere. Kinda like eye spy with colours. She has slept under it every night since I put it on her bed which makes me feel like putting two thumbs up and going YESSSSSSS! I knew she was excitied at it being made but thought after a few days she'd request her doona cover back but nope! Guess I'm not that bad a Mum after all, hey Grace?

21 comments:

Moogsmum said...

What a stunningly beautiful quilt! No wonder Grace looks so thrilled :-)

Your stippling looks lovely. I'm about to machine quilt my first quilt but keep putting it off!

xxx

Sarah C said...

wow, she really does look happy...and isnt that the true measure of a quilt.

it looks absolutely stunning. I love it.

AJ said...

WOW Helen!! I love it! Looks fantastic on her bed!!

So glad Grace loves it too!!

Emma said...

Fantastic Helen, and how rewarding was the response?! I get flat photos of quilts two ways; either lie it on the floor and stand on a stepladder and lean out - I can flip out the screen on my camera so can hold it at arm's length. Or I stick it to an outside wall, which works best. I use wide (1in) double-sided tape, and press it hard onto the quilt (it will peel off easily after, and leaves no marks - but don't stick it on the label, where it may remove some of the print). For a bed quilt, I put one strip all across the 'top', then about 4 5-in lengths in the middle, several 5in strips down either side, and 4 5-in strips spaced evenly along the bottom; making sure they go right to the corners. Only peel the backing off each piece as you're ready to stick that bit to the wall, and start from the top. It's easiest with another body (Daz?!) to support the weight until it's all stuck.

Sarah said...

Oh Helen! This is so beautiful. I love it. What a lucky girl to get to sleep under this rainbowed beauty!

The Calico Cat said...

That log cabin is beautiful!

Vicki W said...

It's an adorable quilt and Grace will treasure it forever!

Vicki said...

It's beautiful! I love those rainbow colors.

mandyloon said...

I love it! I just did my first log cabin block this week and I am hooked! I love the way you organized the colors.

Trisha said...

Gorgeous! So bright and cheerful! That quilt just makes me happy!

chaletgirl said...

It's gorgeous! All those beautiful colours! Grace is one very lucky girl!

Naomi said...

Ohhhh Wow! That's beautiful! I love love love the colours! I'm definitely going to have try my hand quilting, what a inspiration!

Cass said...

Absolutely beautiful.

kvinta said...

I love the fresh colours and the coulour run (?) - I mean the way the strips visually blend very nicely!

Natalie said...

Wow Helen, this quilt is just stunning! congratulations and getting it all finished, you must be so proud of yourself!

Cascade Lily said...

Congratulations Helen it's absolutely wonderful - no wonder she's thrilled. You did a beautiful job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

patchworkmaniac said...

oh wow that one pops doesn't it - gorgeous

Sharon-NZ said...

Thats just stunning, gorgeous stippling - she look so happy

Lulabell said...

Wow! Love the colors!

thornberry said...

That quilt looks absolutely wonderful! I love it - I'm not surprised that Grace does too.

LeAnn Hanna said...

Where did you get this pattern at? I love this quilt sooo much!