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"Curvaceous Log Cabin" by Joanne

The quilt you see here is a pattern from Peggy J. Barkle's  Blendable Curves Book.  It is called a Curvaceous Log Cabin.  This is the most fun that I have had making a quilt.  The fabrics are batiks in hot pinks and golds.  The finished block size is 11 1/2" x 11 1/2" and the quilt is a queen size measurement. 

Once again, I had the quilt quilted by Debby McCraken of Castlegar, B.C. who did a beautiful job of quilting it with a tone on tone pink thread that just agreed with the pink and the gold fabric. Debby did an overall quilting pattern that incorporated both the curves and points, but the curves and points were soft curves and rounded.    

I named this quilt "My Hot and Spicy Dream Quilt", and of course there is a story behind this.  I had originally chosen very conservative colours in rusts and green etc., but for some reason, I wanted to sleep on the choice of colours that I selected, so I decided to wait another day to pick up the fabric that I had set aside.  Anyway, that night I had a dream of the quilt colours and in my dream I had chosen hot pink and golds.....and the next morning I thought, "How weird is that?"  When I went to the quilt store to pick up my fabric, I told the owner of the store about my dream of colours and immediately she said, "That is not so weird!", and she enthusiastically started  pulling out bolts of hot pink and gold batiks and "Voila" here is my Hot and Spicy Dream Quilt. 

Here is another shot of it at the Grand Forks Quilt Show:


Comments

Patti wrote re: "Curvaceous Log Cabin" by Joanne
on Monday, 18 January 2010, 3:58 PM

Joanne, what a fabulous quilt.  The colors really make that quilt pattern stand out.  I will have to pay more attention to my dreams, and see what they come up with.

Nana wrote re: "Curvaceous Log Cabin" by Joanne
on Monday, 18 January 2010, 4:09 PM

Joanne I love your quilt.  Beautiful colors.

gini wrote re: "Curvaceous Log Cabin" by Joanne
on Monday, 18 January 2010, 5:36 PM

joanee, i love pink and yellow together.  you took it one step farther and i love it. great job on the borders, too. they really set it off.   nice job.   gini

Marge Campbell wrote re: "Curvaceous Log Cabin" by Joanne
on Monday, 18 January 2010, 5:46 PM

Wonderful quilt!!

Joanne wrote re: "Curvaceous Log Cabin" by Joanne
on Monday, 18 January 2010, 5:59 PM

Thank you ladies, I feel so fortunate to have learned and for that matter still learning how to quilt.

Kris wrote re: "Curvaceous Log Cabin" by Joanne
on Monday, 18 January 2010, 6:39 PM

This is great Joanne. I like the pinks and gold.

Jean wrote re: "Curvaceous Log Cabin" by Joanne
on Monday, 18 January 2010, 7:21 PM

Love the "Hot & Spicy" in your quilt, Joanne!  I'm going to have to go to bed and "dream" tonight as I'm having a problem picking fabrics for a quilt pattern to take along to guild retreat!! LOL

Your dream colors work well with this pattern and I'm sure you're glad you decided to go with your dream ;) !

Pat wrote re: "Curvaceous Log Cabin" by Joanne
on Tuesday, 19 January 2010, 9:46 AM

Love the colors and design - great job.  Thanks for sharing.

Pat

Joyce Brenden wrote re: "Curvaceous Log Cabin" by Joanne
on Sunday, 24 January 2010, 11:03 AM

Joanne--

Beautiful quilt and wonderful story to go with it.

Joyce Brenden wrote re: "Curvaceous Log Cabin" by Joanne
on Sunday, 24 January 2010, 11:03 AM

Joanne--

Beautiful quilt and wonderful story to go with it.

lorenaegrant wrote re: "Curvaceous Log Cabin" by Joanne
on Monday, 15 March 2010, 6:18 AM

Hi Joanne,

beautiful quilt  the colors are great.

the log cabin is my favorite quilt to make.

GOD BLESS

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