Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Barn Raising

Quilt #95

Barn Raising

Barn Raising was the second king size quilt I made and I chose to do very large log cabin blocks. Each square measures 24”. The strips were cut 3” and finish at 2½”
The red centres were cut 4½” and finish at 4”.

24" log cabin block
My only criteria when choosing my fabrics was that each fabric had to have some red or pink.

For the light side the background could be white, off-white, beige.
The background for the dark side had to be black.

I cut 3” strips from any fabric that fit my rule and dropped them into 2 paper bags, one for light and one for dark. The strips were then pick at random and stitched into log cabin blocks. This was a fun, mindless and no stress way to stitch up the blocks.

back of Barn Raising

The 16 blocks were then arranged in the barn raising pattern and quilted in a diagonal grid.
3” strips were used to make a wide (1¼”) binding, it was machine stitched on.

Quite a few of the fabrics have really faded as you can see here.  This is the binding front and back (same fabric).

Black fabric faded to grey

Quilt Name: Barn Raising
Description: 16 blocks, in 4 x 4 setting
Pattern: log cabin
Size: 98” x 98”
Fabrics: 100% cotton & polyester
Predominant colours: white, black, red, pink
Construction Techniques: pieced
Back: 100% cotton
Batting: polyester
Edge finish: Single fold binding stitched by machine
Quilting: Diagonal grid by machine
Quilted by: Terry Whyte
Sleeve: no
Label: no
Date completed: early nineties?
Maker: Terry Whyte

1 comment:

Dar said...

Great idea for using up scraps quickly. I too made several log cabin quilts as my first quilts, but wasn't so smart to start with larger pieces. Thanks for sharing.