17 June 2011

All wrapped up!

On Tuesday the quilt was wrapped up in secrecy...



then taken to Grandma's where my cousin Stinky tore into the box...

to reveal her graduation quilt!

Stinky was pretty pleased with it.  As she should be, given that she picked some of the fabrics.  And...
it matches her room!

By the way, this is the long shot on her room:
Teenagers!


Okay, let's try it in the guest room at her house for a [much tidier]  side view...

I've taken to referring to this variation on the log cabin as "particle board cabin" because of all the little pieces I joined to make up each piece of the "walls."


Squaring up blocks this big is a feat of engineering.  I took a few snaps of how I did it and will share that part of the process soon!

It is labelled on the front, with a strip of written-upon fabric (look in the above photo, bottom right corner).

The quilting is similar to the DoublePlusGood Quilt--hexagons and extra lines, done by Bernie.
The back is an awesome print from Tula Pink's Full Moon Forest line.  I bought 10 yards of this several years ago when I spotted it on sale for $4/yard. I chose to use it on this quilt because Stinky likes stripes and nature.
The binding is a yellow wood grain print that I picked out the other day.

I'm very pleased with this quilt and proud to have finished off the tradition of graduation quilts for my Grandma--Stinky is her youngest grandchild, so we're done!

22 comments:

  1. Gorgeous!!! Love the colors and the craftsmanship is amazing. And I love that you call your cousin Stinky! :-)

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  2. Such a cool quilt....the last shot really shows how fun it is! Beautiful!

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  3. It's beautiful and perfect! It does look great in her room, despite the mess.

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  4. stunning! she's a lucky grad :)

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  5. What an amazing quilt! I love the colors, and have a great appreciation for the amount of work that went into the making of this quilt.

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  6. It is absolutely gorgeous Rossie - I cannot wait to see how you squared up blocks that big! Love the patchwork log cabins!

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  7. Beautiful quilt!
    I'm very curious to find out how you squared up those big blocks.

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  8. gorgeous! hot colors and the squares seem to dance or jump a little. Great inspiration.

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  9. That is so cool! Wow, all those little pieces, looks like a labor of love for sure.

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  10. Gorgeous quilt! I love all the piecing, and how it works with the overall design.

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  11. It looks great. Those are some LARGE blocks. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. That's a beauty! Love your color combo and how you put all those small squares into a log cabin style block. I would be sad to part with this one!
    ; )

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  13. Great quilt. I especially like the way your worked the label into the quilt blocks...I might borrow this idea.

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  14. Lucky Stinky! Also, glad you'll be posting tips. I'm finishing some blocks of large sqares and can use all the help I can get!

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  15. You are so awesome!
    This is also a good quilt to provide examples on value and colour.

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  16. Particle Board Cabin? Brilliant!

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  17. This is just gorgeous. Well done, Rossie!

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  18. Ooooh! It's gorgeous!

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  19. your quilt is absolutely stunning.

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  20. I lvoe this quilt, those blocks are HUGE! Another one for my inspiration file.

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  21. What a cool pattern!!

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