Log cabin quilts were my favorite the first couple years I was quilting and while I’ll still love them, they’ve been replaced somewhat by string quilts. I was looking through my old quilt photos and scanned these in to share. All of these were made and quilted before I got my longarm.
My first Autumn quilt and the first one I made for myself. The layout was designed by me before I had EQ – trust me EQ makes it a lot easier to trial different designs.
Adam’s first quilt, Log Cabin quilts are also a favorite of his and HE designed the layout for these blocks. This was donated as a raffle quilt for a local Senior Center, Adam has yet to forgive me for not giving this quilt to him!
This was made for Keith’s Aunt Trudy. (It was also a favorite of Adam’s)
This is a Courthouse steps version based on a quilt by Sandy Bonsib. We had a family block exchange that included my 3 sisters and Mom. I took the 5 blocks and created this quilt titled “All Roads Lead Home”.
The background creates the road (notice you can follow it from the top (L) continuously to the bottom (R). The top row represents me living the farthest and we were in the middle of our move from South Florida to Altanta so I get two houses. The 3rd row is Ann’s house and her star block, I appliqued the cardinal and dogwood block which represents passing into Virginia. The 5th row is Maureen’s house and her tree block. The 6th row is Deb’s house and her elaborately appliqued forest scene. Finally, the last block is Mom’s school house block.
We were supposed to draw names for the finished quilts but I convinced the others to let me give Mom my quilt. It’s even hand quilted.