Friday, October 29, 2010

Bloggers Quilt Festival - Christmas All Year at Table Rock Lake

Amy's Creative Side - Blogger's Quilt Festival

I began my quilting journey in 1990 when I took my first class at our local Recreational Arts Center.  Little did I know that my curiosity about quilts and quilting would become a lifelong passion.  I also didn't realize how my life would change, all the wonderful people I would meet through quilting, and all the fun places I would go, either to see beautiful quilts, attend a class, or visit a quilt shop.


Quilting also brought my sister and me closer (if that was even possible) through our love of quilting and quilting together.  Many times a year, we get together to sew, seek advice, and share quilting ideas.  Being together often leads to hours of talking, laughing, talking, laughing and most importantly, QUILTING! Needless to say, we have so much fun!

My sister and I not only share ideas, but we also share fabrics.  We have the same tastes, but often have different fabrics, so it is always nice to "borrow" fabric from each other.  That is especially important when we have a scrappy quilt to make in specific colors like red, green and white/off white.

One of my favorite quilts to make, look at and admire is the Log Cabin Quilt.  Depending on how you set the blocks together, you get a different looking quilt each time.  Many quilters have come up with different and exciting designs, but my tastes tend to lean towards the traditional. 

I made this quilt in 2003-2004 using fabrics from my huge stash and fabric "borrowed" from others.  No fabrics were bought except the backing.  The process of making this quilt was very rewarding.  I love being able to make several blocks at a time and seeing the instant results.  And there is nothing like just grabbing random strips from bags and sewing them together without even thinking.  It is very calming to me.

I love my Log Cabin Quilt.  I love looking at it and I love where I have it....on our bed at our cabin at a beautiful lake in the Missouri Ozarks.  I smile every time I look at it, and often think of my sister and all the women in my life who contributed to it with their fabrics.


Thank you for stopping by and taking a stroll with me down memory lane.  I loved sharing my story and quilt with you.

And thank you, Amy from Amy's Creative Side for hosting the Blogger's Quilt Festival.  Hop on over and check out all the beautiful quilts!


Log Cabin Quilt:  Machine Pieced by Jackie Rodgers; Machine quilted by Beth Cronhardt.


  1. That quilt is huge! It's also beautiful and looks just perfect on that bed! Way to go!

  2. Yes, it is!! It is a king size quilt for our king bed!! Thanks for the compliment!

  3. oh my, this is so pretty (and big!) well done :)

  4. I love the log cabin quilt. The quilting is just gorgeous, and it looks perfect on your bed. I am an only child - you are so blessed to have a sister, and what a bonus to have one that also quilts!

  5. Gorgeous! I've not made a log cabin--yet. The many possible layouts are fascinating. And yours is so inspiring.

  6. I love log cabin blocks too, - always come back to this kind of block after doing more complex things. Your quilt is really beautiful with some lovely quilting on it. Amazing bed! :-)

  7. Impressive! Very pretty and a big size too. I love the log cabin block - so versatile.

  8. Really incredible. I love the barn raising layout.

  9. Your Log Cabin quilt is gorgeous.

  10. Beautiful Christmas log-cabin. I'm glad to see another Christmas quilt at the Festival. I am posting a Christmas quilt too. I hope you will go over and see. Our quilts are actually similar. I love yours - Hugs Nat

  11. Great log cabin layout. Great for the upcoming holidays.

    Angie -

  12. Il log-cabin quilt è il motivo patch che preferisco!
    Il tuo è meraviglioso!

  13. The log cabin quilt is fabulous and what a perfect position for it. I love the bed!
    Teresa x

  14. WOW!! That is an awesome quilt. I love it on your bed. It is perfect for the log cabin at the lake!! Great job!!!

  15. It does look stunning. What a great quilt!
    Lovely photos in the cabin, too!

  16. Log cabin was the first big quilt that I ever made. It really is pretty and looks terrific on your beautiful bed frame. I love the rich luscious colors you chose. I am sure when you look at the fabrics it brings back some really wonderful memories.
    There are some fantastic quilts in the festival- Hope you are getting a chance to visit bloggers and read their stories. It is really such a fabulous read.
    Thanks for sharing your gorgeous quilt.
    Regards from a Western Canadian quilter,

  17. Beautiful Quilt! Log Cabin was also the first quilt I made from a pattern using the quilt in a day book.

  18. lovely quilt and it looks so wonderful on the bed at the cabin. fun you quilt with your sister...i don't have a sister, but do have a good friend who inspired me to start quilting. thanks for sharing and have a great day


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