“Rustic” log cabin variation

I will be teaching classes all day Friday (pictures to follow) so I am posting tonight about a new top that I could not resist.

It is another eBay top and It was $31.00  I just love the bold contrast between the log cabin blocks and the red bands.  I can see why it was never quilted.  It is a bit beyond “quilting out” the bumps.

Some of the blocks are pieced in with one row of logs almost all sewn into the seams

and some look pretty good

I think I can fix that by separating the blocks from the bands and pressing them and then re-attaching.  I don’t want it to be perfect, I love the rustic look, but I do want it to be quiltable.   I don’t think I would ever want to wear any clothes that this quilter made.

This one looks to be early 1900’s and it is a great size, 90″ x 90″.  This one doesn’t seem to call for very elaborate quilting so It should go pretty fast, and since it just arrived today I am still pretty excited about it….If you ask me today I would say this is the next one I will work on….but that can change at any time!

Happy Quilting


10 thoughts on ““Rustic” log cabin variation

  1. Sara says:

    Nice! I love that red fabric, is it a solid or is there a print to it?

  2. Sara says:

    Ok, I see the red from the first pics and it is a neat print….

  3. Kathleen Campbell says:

    I see the ‘ART’ in this quilt – to – be. And you are VERY BRAVE!

  4. LoriD says:

    I like this one A LOT!! It’s going to take some work, but worth it.

  5. audrey says:

    Oh wow! This quilt top is great! I can see why you couldn’t resist.

  6. […] got the top done.  I purchased this top because I love the rustic look. (See the post about the top here for before pictures)  I think the irregularities make it charming.  I did not want to make any changes to it but I had […]


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