Tuesday, February 5, 2013

log cabin + spiral quilting

 I spent every minute of my free time for the last two weeks cutting, pressing, sewing, and quilting. You see, for some reason I felt compelled to give myself a lot of self-imposed deadlines which resulted in frantic sewing. Not the best idea, since now I have a giant pile of laundry plus tons of housework to catch up with :(


At least I have this nice stack of goodies to show for all that insanity. Not bad, right? So, today I'd like to show you one of the finishes -  Kiss the Cook log cabin quilt.


I love how bright and happy this quilt is. All those whimsical little cooks make such perfect centers for the log cabins.


 I'm glad to say that all the fabric for this quilt came from my stash. Yay!!!


My favorite part, though, is the quilting. Doesn't it look wonderful? Thank you for all your lovely advice and encouragement. I'm so glad I went with this spiral quilting. I worried about the finished quilt being too stiff but it's not. It has such a lovely texture.


I started my spiral a little off center to give it an interesting effect and using my walking foot I quilted all the spirals about 1/2" apart. The only tricky part was the couple of first spirals as they are so small and I had to keep turning my quilt many times. Going slowly and being patient was definitely the key.


I bound the quilt using aqua gingham from The Simple Life collection, I think it gives it just the right finishing touch.

I had my doubts while working on this quilt, especially when it came to border and then quilting, but now that it's all finished it's definitely one of my very favorite quilts I made so far.

Be back soon to show you more of my finishes. Hope you all have a lovely day. Svetlana

Linking up to Made by me Wednesdays.

44 comments:

  1. This quilt looks stunning, especially against the white snowy background. Well done on the quilting. It came out a treat.

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  2. Glorious quilting, and I always love your binding choices.

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  3. The circle quilting is perfect S! Turned out beautifully! Jxo

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  4. It's lovely! I would never have thought to attempt something like that...now I have a new idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Beautiful! I am like you .... I can either sew or clean house... If I am doing one the other one usually suffers. Continue with the beauties! House work will get done eventually. I'd rather leave quilted treasures behind. Thanks for sharing! janita

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  6. Love the quilting and those wee cooks!

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  7. Thanks for explaining your quilting process! The results are lovely!

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  8. Wow, it looks wonderful. I'm sure you'll fly through the laundry and house catching up with a satisfaction coming from a creative of job well done.

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  9. It is BRILLIANT ! Love the circular quilting

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  10. So awesome Svetlana. I'm happy that the spirals worked out for you! I remember when I did it how difficult the first bunch of rounds were, but it definitely got easier and easier as you work your way out.

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  11. I love those bright colors next to the snow. We sure need a little brightness this time of year.

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  12. Love the spirals! Great quilt!

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  13. I absolutely love the circular quilting! This is adorable!

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  14. You're right, the circular quilting does look gorgeous, another great finish!

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  15. Oh it looks amazing! I am so glad you tried the circular quilting, it looks fabulous.

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  16. love this quilt!! It looks gorgeous!!! congrats! Regards from Barcelona!
    :D
    Aida

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  17. Looks gorgeous! I spiral quilted a quilt for the first time in January. I went the wrong direction which was a pain coz the size of the quilt going through the throat of the machine got bigger. It was sooo worth the effort though. It's my favourite quilting that I've done myself. It is really soft still too. I'll definitely spiral quilt again and this time go the right way!

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  18. So cheery! Such a treat to look at on a cold February day. I have been considering free motion quilting spirals into individual blocks, but after seeing your whole quilt spiral here, I'm going to try that instead!

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  19. Wow what a beautiful quilting job. The spiral looks absolutely amazing. Well done!

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  20. Hi! That's wonderful quilt! Great colours and your idea to use the cooking pictures were perfect! Any idea, if I could still find that fabric somewhere? My hb is a cook and just planning to open a new restaurant - would be fun to make something with that fabric! x Teje

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  21. oh yeah! The quilting just makes it!

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  22. It's gorgeous, Svetlana!!! The quilting is perfect. Love this!

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  23. i am so inspired and just love this.
    i think i'll do the same, a smaller scale log cabin square
    mind if i ask what type of batting you have used, under
    this spiral quilting?

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  24. Beautiful! I love the quilting also!

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  25. Your work is always exceptional and so inspirational!

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  26. This is absolutely beautiful. I love the spiral quilting. Thank you for sharing your experience. I have been intimidated to try it, but after reading about your experience and looking at your gorgeous quilt I must try it.

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  27. The quilting is stunning! Wonderful fun quilt x

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  28. Vistiting from a posting about your puzzle quilt mentioned on Fabric Mutt....I am dazzled by your quilts....and the other projects on your blog. What an amazing and creative quilter ! Thanks so much for sharing ....I am beyond impressed and inspired!

    Susan

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  29. Great colors and amazing quilting. What a winning quilt!

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  30. I said "WOW!" out loud when I saw this come through my Flickr email yesterday. It's so beautiful and I really love the quilting -- very cool!

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  31. love this quilting! have made interlocking circles, but this is awesome. thanx for sharing.

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  32. Very, very sweet and cheerful! Your patience paid off :)

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  33. What a pretty quilt! I love the spiral quilting and the orange pearl bracelet fabric.

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  34. Love that circle quilting! Beautiful quilt! Think I will give that circle a try on the baby quilt I am going to work on today. Just the inspiration I needed...thanks!!

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  35. Love that circle quilting! Beautiful quilt! Think I will give that circle a try on the baby quilt I am going to work on today. Just the inspiration I needed...thanks!!

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  36. oh i love so many things about this quilt! The binding, the colours, the back, and the quilting! My favourite though is the yellow border at the top and bottom only!

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  37. Absolutely stunning quilting! How did you do it?

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  38. Very nice quilting..patches are very beautiful and very nice color.
    Cosmetic Surgery India

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  39. beautiful quilt. love its colorful fabric and so colorful material over quilt. I like its square.
    Cardiac Surgery India

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  40. very nice and fresh color of fabric..I would like to use this kind of fabric quilting...very nice post.

    Spine surgery India & Neuro surgery India

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  41. I am SO eager to try this. Thanks for the reminder about patience. That is, in fact, the main ingredient for the center!

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  42. I would love to make this quilt and try out the spiral quilting. How did you do it- did you draw out the spirals and follow the line or "go for it"?

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