Sunday, February 14, 2010

My first top!






Hi all -- happy Valentine's/Presidents' Day weekend to all.


I thought I'd share my first liberated Amish top. Technically this was started before the group -- I am in a monthly Log Cabin exploration class at the local quilt shop, taught by a good friend of mine. Our challenge this month was "Make it, then break it" -- either take a traditional log cabin block, piece it and then cut it apart, or make a variation on log cabin by breaking the rules. Since I had just bought Gwen's new book, I chose to do the latter.


I have done a couple fairly straightforward versions of Amish log cabins seen in my travels to Shipshwewana, so I decided to do a liberated version of the same block. (FYI, there's a weird variation on piecing log cabins that seems to be unique to Indiana. The blocks are square, but they're sort of unbalanced, compared to most l.c. blocks. Not easy to explain without pictures!)


Anyway, here it is! The next one is another l.c. from cut up blocks, which I am turning into Liberated Baskets, then I will get on to the challenge at hand here!

8 comments:

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

Wonderful quilt. Fun to see how other people approach the same basic block. Love the chunkiness of these logs.

Michele said...

Wow! I love it. It's so bold and artistic. Breaking the rules is producing the best eye candy! What an artist you are.

Sharon said...

I like your log cabins! They're fun. Nice liberation job! And great colors, too. I can't wait to see your next one!

Quiltefia said...

Hi!! This is so nice! Love it!! Anne:-)

Clare said...

Love the way you've done the blocks.

sophie said...

It's striking!

I like how the blocks read as log cabins even though they have far fewer "logs" than most traditional log cabin blocks.

How big is it? How will you quilt it?

Diane said...

It is little -- probably about 18" x 24"? or so (but I'm too lazy to go measure it now ) -- and I will quilt it by hand, but not sure what kind of design. Maybe freehand fans?

I finished top #2, log cabin baskets, but my friend Judy (who's teaching the class) decided to keep it to show the other class sessions. As soon as I get it back, I'll get that one up here. It turned out even better than I had expected!

wishes, true and kind said...

Gorgeous! This is fabulous!