Thursday, September 3, 2015

Modern Log Cabins - A Friday Finish

I cannot tell you how excited I am about my latest finish.  I am a huge fan of Jacquie Gering's work - I just love the simple, clean and modern style of her designs.  I love her colour choices and I especially love her passion for what she does.  She inspires me.

When I decided to make myself a wall hanging for the bedroom a few weeks ago, I knew it needed to be something similar to Jacquie's work here.  That picture had been on my Pinterest board for a long time and it was perfect for the wall closest to my side of the bed.



Modern log cabins are so much fun to make - so liberating.  I chose Kona Coal, White, Bahama Blue and Citrus.  I love the little pops of yellow with the grey, white and blue.



To quilt it, I used my walking foot and some Aurifil 50 wt in Dove to quilt a square spiral, starting in the centre of the quilt and working my way out.  This made for lots and lots of turning, but it was so much worth the effort.  I just love the look of the quilting on this wall hanging.



The finished size is 36" square.  I am beyond proud of this and I smile every time I walk into my bedroom and see it hanging there!  

I will be linking up at Amanda Jean's for Finish It Up Friday and at Crazy Dutch Bird Quilts for TGIFF.

So tell me - who inspires you when you quilt?

Izzy


 

15 comments:

  1. I agree stunning colour combo. Thank you for linking up

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  2. That yellow is the perfect pop of colour on the soothing blue and grey! Beautiful finish :)

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  3. Well done! I agree: the quilting was well worth the effort. : )

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  4. C'est très réussi. En effet, je ne peux pas deviner le nombre de fois que tu as du tourner la courtepointe. Je viens juste de terminer un napperon avec mon garçon, avec le même genre de spirale (mais en partant de l'extérieur), et j'ai trouvé que ça a pris une éternité à piquer. Donc une projet de cette taille, bravo pour ta patience.

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  5. J'adore le style simple et moderne de ton quilt. Et la combinaison de couleurs aussi. Il fait beaucoup d'effet sur ton mur. Quebec ... J'ai supposé que tu parles français !?

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  6. Wow, your mini is fantastic, Izzy! I also love Jacquie's style and you have created a beautiful version of that clean, modern aesthetic. Brilliantly done!

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  7. Love this. I want to be liberated. I am working on Log Cabins at the moment 637 2 1/2 blocks for a Fall Quilt. I am 3/4 done! Love yours. I want to make a quilt like this. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. This looks so cool, great a\wall hanging! I really like your quilting.

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  9. Oh it's gorgeous and I agree, the pops of yellow really bring it to life!

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  10. Outstanding work, as always! :) And I totally agree, I _adore_ Jacquie's stuff... been watching her Craftsy class on improv piecing for inspiration on my next project.

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  11. Great job! Love the colors, the composition, and the layout out. I agree about Jaquie, she's doing a workshop with my guild and I'm pretty bummed I can't go.

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  12. Beautiful! I love the design and the colors. It looks great on your wall.

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  13. Wow! This is beautiful! I am so proud of you and all of your finishes this year! You inspire me to quilt more. Some family situations have put a damper on my sewing but hopefully soon I will be able to quilt again.

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  14. Love this! The colors goes so perfectly together. I can see why you smile when you see it. Lovely job!

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  15. This. Is. AWESOME! As I was scrolling down your blog posts, enjoying what was happening, this quilt absolutely hollered, "You Know You Love Me!" :D Can't say what about it does that for me, must be the magic of the whole.

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