Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Log Cabin Swallow

Our guild hosted a swap back in the spring, and I realized I didn't share what I had made for my partner.  The theme was Log Cabin, and we were given some likes and dislikes from our partner but the rest was open.  I got my friend Dawn and knew I wanted to try to include a snow dyed fabric in the mix. You can see a little of my process here.   Snow dyeing is always a bit of a surpise,  so i did three pieces to ensure I ended up with something I could use.  

Here are all the fabrics that I finally decided on.

Once the top was pieced, I had to come up with a quilting plan.  Enter the plexiglass and whiteboard marker.  After some doodling I came up with a plan that I thought would work.

I roughly marked where the spines of the feathers should be and then just went for it.  It is fun to do small pieces like this (about 20" x 20").  

I did stitch in the ditch around all the logs in the log cabin blocks.  It help to make it nice and crisp.

1 comment:

  1. I love it, Lori. I am sure Dawn does too. Snow dye makes such an interesting sky.