HQAL: Log Cabin Update

I am happy to report at this 3 week update I have completed quilting the Log Cabin.

Hoping to add a bit more interest, I went back and stitched a X in each of the center squares. With the very first one I could see it would be lost and didn’t pop as I had hoped but what the hec – it stitched up fast so I went ahead and did all 16.

I really like the back fabric’s. The fabric was from my stash and there wasn’t enough of one to cover the whole thing so … use two and make one and I added some contrast to an other wise pretty flat backing. I should have doubled up or even tripled up on the batting but I am happy with a light throw. It will be perfect on the couch for fall.

Hoping I’ll get her done by our next check in. Fall has definitely arrived. The mum’s are here in the stores and I purchased some for the garden in front. Pumpkins are showing up too. My mini tomatoes – finally – are ripening, I can’t believe how long it took them this year but they sure are welcome for a fall treat and I love the pop of color they provide. I just want to add my zinnias are prolific this year with reds, oranges, yellows and deep pinks smiling up at me.

Now it’s off to check in with the other hand quilters. And if you are a hand quilter I hope you will consider joining us.

Hand Quilt Along Links

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.ย  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

KathyMargaretDebNanetteSharonKarrin, and Daisy

10 thoughts on “HQAL: Log Cabin Update

  1. Karrin Hurd September 12, 2021 / 7:58 pm

    Beautiful quilt, I love the colors! Hope you have a great week!

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    • Sharon September 12, 2021 / 11:42 pm

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ I love the colors too. A wonderful week to you and tour family ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Deb September 12, 2021 / 9:16 pm

    It might give more of a pop once it is washed.. even if it doesnโ€™t, it still is pretty!! We have a beautiful morning here with a lovely 59*โ€ฆ itโ€™s a teaser though as tomorrow itโ€™s to be back to normal with it in the upper 90โ€™s.

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    • Sharon September 13, 2021 / 12:19 am

      I was thinking that very thing, a washing hopefully but if not thats ok too. I think our warmer days are over (sadly) as I do love the warmer weather ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Susan Nixon September 13, 2021 / 8:18 pm

    It looks lovely and even if the squares don’t show, it will add stability. Even thin batting provides an amazing amount of warmth.

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    • Sharon September 14, 2021 / 2:41 pm

      Thanks for this comment Susan – I never thought of the stability issue – great point ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. kathyreeves September 14, 2021 / 12:55 pm

    Beautiful quilt, Sharon, and yes, fall is coming quickly! I have zinnias for the first time this year, and I am in love!

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    • Sharon September 14, 2021 / 2:20 pm

      I love the zinnias too and next year I’m adding more ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Texas Quilter September 14, 2021 / 4:14 pm

    You have done a beautiful job in quilting! Looking forward to the next HQAL for the final finish. Love the back fabric!

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    • Sharon September 14, 2021 / 4:23 pm

      Thanks Nanette – Hoping I have a finish the next time too ๐Ÿ™‚

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