Photos were quickly taken on the way to reception so they aren't great, but this baby's done and the quilt is with the happy couple.
The name of the quilt was inspired by the giant log cabin side. My cousin and her new husband are both police officers and I know they deal with a lot of the rougher elements of our society. I wanted to contribute something special to their home and haven.
Their wedding was so much fun! We had a wonderful time with our family. Don't you think there should be more weddings?
Home - Log Cabin Side: A little bit traditional...
Home - Improv side: A little bit modern...
I really fell in love with the look of the quilting on the improv side. Gives a bit of a woven look.
Besides the inserts on the improv piecing side, I tried a couple of new things that I thought I'd pass along to you:
|A few wonky lines here and there|
I did, however, want to address the slight stretch and a few of the 1/2" lines that went a little wonky.
|Slight stretch in some of the lines|
|Random matchstick quilting to|
fill in wonky lines
But you can't fill it in to densely or the sides begin to pull in. That's fine if you are going to be consistent in doing matchstick quilting all over, but if it's randomly spaced, you don't want your edges to be wavy. I found five lines was really the maximum.
|Fill quilting just starting pull edge in|
Quiltography: "Home," by Michèle-Renée Charbonneau, Ottawa, Ontario, November 2013, 65" by 65".
I have to admit that this was a hard one to give away, but I know it's gone to a good home. Now I'll just have to make another one...
Celebrating with the TGIFF! crowd over at Hot Pink Quilts this week. How about you?