Friday, August 29, 2008

Log Cabin Quilt in Blue & Green

A friend's niece was hit by a drunk driver earlier this month. Unable to do anything else for the girl, I ask if I could make her a quilt. I was told she likes blue and green. I like the log cabin pattern. It goes together quickly and the blocks can be arranged in various ways to showcase the colors -- straight setting, sunshine and shadow, furrows, and barn raising.

I picked out several blues and greens from my stash and made this scrappy furrows log cabin quilt. It is machine pieced and is 50 in X 63 in. I machine quilted it using the in-the-ditch method.



Here is a close up to show some of the fabrics.



Now I have a plea:

Please, have a safe holiday (Labor Day) weekend AND don't drink and drive.   Thank you.

 

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17 comments:

Anne said...

Perfect use of tones for the effect. I love the addition of the fun, mod-looking prints, too. What a thoughtful gesture. I wish this young lady a very speedy recovery.

Celeste said...

I'm a quilter and have made so many friends through quilting. I give all of my quilts away. The recipients are always so amazed that anybody would be so generous. I just always tell them that they wouldn't be so surprised if they knew more quilters! It's a defining characteristic of the breed.

This is a lovely quilt and a beautiful gesture of comfort. Well done!!!

rlbates said...

Thank you Anne and Celeste.

StitchinByTheLake said...

It's hard to tell colors from a picture on my computer but I think you've added either creams or light greens to your green selections. Either way I love the way that lighter color looks in this quilt - it really makes the greens and blues stand out and looks almost like water. Beautiful qult. I'm sure it will be well loved. blessings, marlene

Midwife with a Knife said...

That's a beautiful quilt. And your plea is well-timed.

Chrysalis Angel said...

Beautiful, Ramona. I hope she is doing better. That quilt should cheer her. It will be something beautiful to look at and wrap around her as she recovers. You do such beautiful work.

We just had a kid go through a series of trees just outside our door here. Only a facial injury from the airbag, it seemed. Hopefully he went with the paramedics. I'd kept him immobilized until then, and left once they got there. Every year just before school starts back seems we have something here. That and May and June. He was lucky the airbag deployed.

Cindy's Stitching said...

very nice colors, how the girl is fine now.

Jenny said...

Great choice of fabric. I love the ones that you put together for it. And what a wonderful reason to do it

Notjustnat said...

Thanks for sharing the log cabin quilt. It's really beautiful and your story is beautiful too. Keep up the good work. Regards Natima

Zonnah said...

Your quilt is beautiful. I want to make a log cabin quilt soon.

Serena said...

This is just beautiful! I feel movement and energy from it even though it's on a computer screen! Great, Wonderful Creation!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Your quilt is beautiful. The blues and greens flow so well. And I am so impressed that you are a surgeon. I hope you tell your patients that you are a quilter, so they will have confidence in your stitching :-)

Quilt Rat said...

I just don't understand...when will people get the message and stop getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol? makes me furious!
This quilt is wonderful love love love those greens. So cheerful

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Love your quilt - I hope she is on the mend since this post.

stitchinpenny said...

Love the colors in your quilt and the reason you made it. I love quilts with a purpose.

rlbates said...

Thank you all. I am told that the young woman is back at college. She missed one semester, still limps.

rlbates said...

Thank you all. I am told that the young woman is back at college. She missed one semester, still limps.