June 24, 2009

Twisted Log Cabin Quilt

Remember Alex Anderson's TV show "Simply Quilts"? I miss that show, I learned a lot of new quilting techniques from watching it! At the beginning of every episode they showed a Twisted Log Cabin quilt. About 4 years ago I decided to design and piece one of my own, from the concepts presented in Barbara Kaempter's book Log Cabin with a Twist. Mine is still a UFO, I never did figure out what I wanted to do for a six sided border, let alone the quilting. So, here it is, as is, about 30" across.
When I designed this quilt, I created it full size on paper with all the colors. There are 24 triangles in the quilt, and every one is a different color combination! I really enjoyed the paper piecing, but this one has so many little pieces, so the foundation paper is staying on the back!RaNae Merrill wrote a book, Simply Amazing Spiral Quilts. Her book takes the twisted log cabin to a new level by creating spirals in 4, 5, and 6+ sided shapes. She is in the process of writing yet another book based on spirals, and I am lucky to be part of her "Quilt Lab". I am designing a quilt, and will piece it and quilt it, and hopefully it will be in her next book! I am not allowed to explain the details of the book, but stay tuned, it should be another beautiful book that you will want in your quilt library!


Roslyn said...

I saw your cool B&W&red D9P on webshots , after I posted about a scrap D9P baby quilt on my blog. I found yours & posted a link to it in my post. I have a collection of B&W& red so I need to begin to use them & yours is a great example of this super fast & easy block.
I am a LA'er & hope to get to MQX next year-I have been to MQS but never made it to MQX.
Maybe I'll see you!

Sue said...

Thanks! You will love MQX (Machine Quilters Expo), I have been four years in a row. It is moving to Providence, RI next year and I will be there!

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

Sue said...

LOL I guess I had to start somewhere, I'm just getting warmed up!! I'll try to post more often and "keep it up"! Thanks for the inspiration.