Sunday, October 28, 2012

Log Cabin Mini Quilt

Hand-quilting on this mini quilt went fast! I quilted 1/4" away from the sewing seams, really simple! It turns out sweet! I have two more {log cabin} blocks still and set them with other blocks for my kitchen sink quilt!

For the backing, I had the idea of keeping the same backing print as of the {log cabin} quilt that I am still working on, but was thinking additional something else. I made a small log cabin paper piecing design. It is finished at 4"x4".

The obsession of  hand-quilting has been growing in me for last few years. It has been a goal to do more hand-quilting when the time allows and the project isn't complex. The batting is 100% warm and natural cotton batting. I must admitted it hurts my fingers and they get sore after awhile. However, hand-quilting worth all the time and effort! I also used polyester dawn batting for other hand-quilting projects which is way much easier on the fingers. I think it is personal preference about which batting for quilts! What type of batting do you use?

When quilting by hands, I don't worry too much of the perfectness, but always have an idea of collecting time while I was working by hands! When the piece is finished; it collects the moments and time with in the quilt. That's the value of the quilt that I see myself.

Backing,  I always curious about quilt backings... It gives more than one look! When I visit quilting blogs I always wish there are backing photo as well!

 Do you like making mini quilts? I do! I dream to own a wall of mini quilts someday!

 and now, they are living in the pin board.. a little crowd, but they make the room cozy and bright!

xxC

13 comments:

  1. What a sweet little mini! It fits in so well with the mini pin board wall, which I love!

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  2. So sweet! I appreciate what you say about hand quilting. I have never done it, but I love the look of it. I've also never used polyester batting - it is good to know that it is easier to hand quilt, but I'm guessing you prefer the look and feel of the cotton. Thanks for sharing! Your pin board of minis is dream worthy!

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  3. You're so fast! And hand quilted too . Lovely

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  4. Omygosh! I jst love your little log cabin mini! Love the back too! Did you make the front cabins the usual way, or with foundation piecing too? Just wonderful colors and a perfect quilting to match. Interedting about the cotton hurting your hands though. Hope they are better now!

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  5. This is a great mini quilt Chase! I like to hand quilt on small quilts, and usually use the Warm and Natural cotton batting, but wool batting is fun too!.. It makes the quilt really puffy.

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  6. It does look cozy and sweet, brings nice accent to the room.

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  7. Oh they really do look great together. Wonder what youd call them as a small group like that...? A Quantity of Quilts.....A Miracle of Mini's?!
    I like your log cabin best of all mind you lol

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  8. Love your wall of mini's. The log cabin quilt looks fantastic with your hand quilting. If you have a chance, try quilters dream request for hand quilting. It is so soft, and easy on your hands...
    ; )

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  9. Hi!! I love your miniquilts too!! Good idea to put them on one wall!! This morning I wake up with snow in Oslo!! The winter is here...... AnneK:-)

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  10. Agree with you about the back! It can be a nice added surprise, or a wasted opportunity! Beautiful work on these!

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  11. I just started reading your blog and am enjoying it! I recently started hand quilting and love the puffy Hobbs Tuscany Wool batting. I think wool is nice to hand quilt it needles so nicely. Polyester is also supposed to be good to hand quilt but I have not tried it. I only use cotton batting for machine quilting.

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  12. Very nice and beautiful color combination and fantastic design.

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