Monday, September 08, 2008

BIG BLOCK

This Log cabin quilt from the show inspired me so much. It represented the wonderful feeling I had about the weekend in Friesland.


Enthusiastic I started cutting and sewing. After a few blocks I thought that the blocks became big, very BIG :-/

I looked up to the original in the book and then I realise that I made a mistake in the calculation. Well what could I do? I had already sewn 5 blocks! So I kept going on and after a few days...
I could let the wind play with this finished top :-)

My BIG BLOCK log cabin. It has the feeling were I was looking for.







The feeling I feel when I see the farms in Friesland!
So nice to capture in a quilt the wonderful feeling I had at the small quilt show in the little church.



Drawing made by Rien Poortvliet


finished block size: 22.50 inch !!!!!



Lucy

44 comments:

quiltygal said...

Oh Lucy I just love this what a great idea doing a large block looks really vintage yummy
Claire

ineke said...

geweldig zo'n vergissing.
groetjes,
Ineke

Miriam said...

I have been lurking on your blog for a little while and need to let you know that I love the quilts that you make. It inspires me to better quilter. Thank you
Miriam

Becky said...

Lucy,
I love the fabrics that you choose for your log cabin quilt. Your quilt looks very old. Thanks for sharing your project with us!

dot said...

This is a really cool big block quilt. I really like it.

~Jess said...

I love it! The big blocks look great!

Paula said...

The big blocks make it look authentically old!!! Looks like something my grandmother would have made. She made utility quilts and all the pieces were big! Love it!

Sherri said...

I love the big block log cabin...looks lovely!

Gail said...

Absolutely wonderful-you made NO miscalculation, it was meant to be just this way. The fabrics are perfect choices.

Vert Cerise said...

It's funny because we are used to admire some wonderful mini quilts and now, this is a gorgeous big one !! I love it !!

Judy said...

Oh Lucy, it's BIG and airy and PERFECT!!!

Janet said...

Hi Lucy, Your quilt is wonderful- I love the fabrics you used. The pictures of it blowing in the breeze are lovely.

Thimbleanna said...

Lucy, I love it -- it's beautiful!

Libby said...

Looks like it turned out just right *S*

andsewitis Holly said...

It's beautiful, Lucy. It reminds me of Little House on the Prairie which I love.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Lucy, I love the look of those big log cabins! It is wonderful!

Gypsy Quilter said...

That sure looks like a snugly one! Great job.

Bonnie said...

I love this so much! I love seeing it flapping in the breeze in your back garden. Simple. Lovely. Home. It's perfect for that well loved feeling!

Bonnie

Hanne said...

I absolutely love the look of your big block Log Cabin quilt - soft and vintage :-)

pamina said...

Wonderful big blocks love the lok of this log cabin !

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

wonderful - I love the pic of it flying up in the air. I have the book on my christmas wish list!

Suzie said...

It is perfect! The colours are just right, you really got the "feeling" for the log cabins!

nicolette said...

You really catched the feeling into the quilt! I love the big log cabins!

The books sounds very interesting!

Pat (Riker) said...

I LOVE this big-block quilt. How wide were your strips? (Maybe you can put that info in your next posting on your blog???) I'd love to make something like this, too.

Marilyn R said...

Your big block Log Cabin is just beautiful!

Carolien said...

I love it! And what a very nice mistake :)

Groetjes, Carolien

losri said...

All yours quilts are beautiful... It's a dream to follow your blog !!!Congratulation !!!!!

Karen said...

Very nice. The bigger the better!

Moorea said...

You definitely captured the cozy feeling of a big snuggly quilt. Friesland looks like a fantastic place to visit. It reminds me- we are reading Beowulf for school right now, as my son is doing an intensive research on Vikings. I have never read Beowulf, it is great!

Heidi said...

you totally captured the feeling! hmm..I can just smell the cow manure and cut grass...wonderful!

Linda said...

That is a gorgeous quilt. I love how the log cabin squares create this larger pattern--just so elegantly done. The colors all harmonize but are also lively. Just lovely. Congratulations!

Christine said...

HI Lucy

I have ordered the book, thanks for sharing

cheers
Christine

Shasta said...

It is a beautiful quilt - big blocks, beautiful fabrics, wonderful all around.

KCQuilter said...

Love, love, love the big block quilt!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Can't get on my email right now, they have our email server down. But wait till you hear what I saw today!!!!....

Victoria said...

the colors and fabrics really make this a wonderful quilt. It already feels worn in and loved. nice job.

Heidi said...

Hi Lucy! Since I am just back from a 11 day stay at our little cottage in Friesland, it was fun to read about this quilt giving you the feeling you have when you are there. I just love Friesland! Your new quilt is beautiful and very country looking. How big did it turn out to be? Is it for a bed?

Off to catch up on the other blog entries that I have missed from you...

Hugs en groetjes ~
Heidi

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Melissa

Quilts And Pieces said...

ARGHHH - Found out that our work building flooded this weekend and they shut down all the electric to it! So no email for me. I don't have your email address saved anywhere but at work which I can't get to. Can you send me an email at dquilts(at)gmail.com (replace (at) with @ - I did that to try and avoid spam by leaving this).

Jacqui's Quilts said...

Hey Lucy:

LOVE that huge log cabin block quilt! It turned out so nice. and, I love the Rien Poortvliet drawing..he's one of my very favourite illustrators!! Love that farm.

Jacqui in Canada

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Gosh, I've never seen anything like this. HOW NEAT!

*karendianne./ Living Life at LeeHaven

Lyn said...

Hi Lucy, I love your log cabin quilt. Very Vintage.I always have had a soft spot for the log cabin pattern. Regards Lyn

Rebecca said...

how big is it, anyway? log cabin is my favorite pattern. yours is lovely and so appropriate for the us, where we like bigger cars, bigger meals, bigger... well, i'm sure you know that already!

Lodie said...

Il love your log cabin with big blocks . It's a good mistake and this quilt is wonderful :)Thanks a lot for your blog :)