Cabins and Braids

Categories: Charisma Curls, Feathers, StippleBy Published On: June 27, 201318.6 min read386 words1 Comment on Cabins and Braids

IMG_5527Mary loves Log cabin quilts…..I have quilted several for her. I have never seen a quilt she made that I didn’t like..honestly. IMG_5529 IMG_5528

This log cabin is totally my color way ( I love pink and Yellow!) the spots of green really stand out.IMG_5526 IMG_5525

I quilted feathers in the pink areas…and charisma curls in the yellow area ..with a swirly wreath in the center. The lighting is so difficult these last few weeks. We have had a lot of gray days that makes it difficult to capture good pictures. You have to time it just right and clearly it didn’t happen for this one. But I took a shot you could  get an idea of what I quilted. IMG_5530IMG_5550


The second quilt is just STUNNING! Wow! I love the rich saturated colors and the black that sets it off. Mary made this for friends of her ( that I believe have an anniversary coming up?) and   asked me to hide their names somewhere. I didn’t really hide it… can probably see it in some of the pictures? I also put a little heart on the other side with Mary’s name. ON  a quilt like this I would normally use black thread. Black is the absence of color so it doesn’t “steal” the show. However Mary said the recipient likes glitz and glam. So I used a dark purple embroidery type thread that has a sheen to it…it really looks almost like a metallic purple thread on that’s beautiful.   IMG_5531 IMG_5532 IMG_5533

I also used a purple thread on the back …I rarely do high contrast thread on the back of’s scary to me…because it will show every flaw and every movement. But the purple blended so well on the top ( other than the back sashing and borders) That I thought if I used a high contrast thread I could make a reversible quilt. I used a different quilting design in each  block of the leaf fabric. it was so blended on the top you couldn’t see it…but it’s a piece of art on the back with lots of interesting things to see. I used lots of feathers, charisma curls, leaves, loops, lines….a bit of everything.  IMG_5534 IMG_5535 IMG_5536 IMG_5537 IMG_5538 IMG_5539 IMG_5540 IMG_5541

They are so beautiful! Thanks Mary! always a pleasure working with you! IMG_5542 IMG_5543 IMG_5544 IMG_5545


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  1. Mary June 28, 2013 at 10:16 am - Reply

    I’m still drooling over these pictures! Can’t wait to see them in person as I know they will be even more beautiful. Fantastic job, Charisma! Thanks so much!

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