Monday, September 24, 2012

It's Autumn- Quiltalong!!

Here is the inspiration for my quiltalong. poor little rag tag quilt looks like it has been loved and used for many years.
 This quilt reminds me of a log cabin and it is some sort of variation. I couldn't find it in Barbara Brackman's book, but I liked that it was a bit unusual and it took me a little bit to figure out how it was constructed.
 I'm calling ours  Mountain Trail. If you recall my hubby and I climbed South Sisters in August. Toward the summit it was all red rock, hence, the red "steps" is the trail to the top.

Aren't these fabrics fun? Feel free to use whatever fabric you want. I used reproduction prints with a solid red for the centers and two borders. Dig into your scraps because this won't be a big stash buster.

You'll need a variety of lights and darks cut into 1 1/4" strips. We will be using  lengths from 1 1/4" to 4 1/4".
For the red, a fat quarter or a little less will be plenty.We will wait to cut this red. I opted not to put in any other red strips in my quilt.

My quilt will finish (I'm hand sewing the binding down tonight) approx 23"x22'. My EQ drawing has a size of 18"x25". Either way we will make 20 blocks and you can decide on an arrangement.

Step one will be on Wednesday as it shouldn't take too much to get your fabric ready. 

I'm excited for you to see my quilt! I love it and hope you will join in and make one too!!


41 comments:

  1. I've always been away when you've presented your previous quilt-alongs but the timing of this one is great for me. I'll be here on Wednesday, ready to start, Lori!

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  2. Oh Lori - why do you have to do this to me? Always so many temptations. And...I remember last time, I didn't start, but loooooved all of the Pink Lemonades that I was seeing in blogland, and finally gave in! And I still haven't finished quilting it! Can't wait to see your little quilt.

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  3. Wowee! Gonna be a gorgeous quilt for sure! I've not missed a QAL with you. Problem is their all still quilt tops :(

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  4. Super cute!! A great little quilt from my scraps!!! How fun!! Looking forward to seeing yours!

    Blessings

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  5. Sounds like fun! Maybe I can make time to follow along on this one.

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  6. I think I will have a go at this one Lori. I have worked out how the block is made but would love to see what you have done with it. I love the look of it.

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  7. Lori...this is so very peculiar!! I am making a log cabin with red in the middles like that...this morning! Before I read your blog!!! Mine is made a little differently, but I can't wait to show you!!

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  8. Yippee!! I love this! I can't wait to raid my stash for this one. I adore the big pink/red polka dot on white print - gotta look for one like that :0)

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  9. I've done each of your other quiltalongs and ~LOVE~ this one too! I am SOOOOOO stinkin' EXCITED! *THIS* is like Christmas to me.~
    I love the soft look of the old one. I wonder how I could achieve that...definitely WILL attempt that!

    Can't thank you enough. You can't even imagine how much I look forward to this as I look at my others hanging around my house.

    Lucy (in IN)

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  10. I'm ready! I'm going to see if I can do it strictly from my scraps.

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  11. I love your quilt and all the scrap fabrics in it, those are the most fun to make.

    Debbie

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  12. I'm in! I love your little quilts and have pulled some fabrics to begin. Bring on Autumn! I'm ready.
    Judy
    http://smallquiltsanddollquilts.blogspot.com

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  13. NICE Quilt!! And I really need another project.... THANKS!!!

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  14. I'm in too! Though I think I'll use 1.5 inch strips since I have a drawer full of them already. Thanks, Lori, for some more QAL fun!

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  15. Love that you are making this as a small quilt - it is so different, and would look cool in so many fabric combinations. I think I'll have to try it!

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  16. I think this quilt would be perfect in autumn colors - thinking Jo Morton fabrics here - but I must quickly close my eyes and resist. I can't wait to see what others do with it (and will likely be even more tempted). I did finish "Pink Lemonade" but am s-t-i-l-l hand quilting "Cheddar Cheese and Crackers." It is my all-time favorite and I told myself to finish that before starting new.

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  17. I will love to join along with you. I have tons of strips already cut up. And small is just what I need at the moment.

    blessings, jill

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  18. Yes! I'm going to do it! I might just go with 1 1/2" strips as well as I have lots of those already cut. We'll see. I'm on the road, so probably won't be able to start right away.

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  19. scraps, wonky and small all right up my alley.......

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  20. Very cute and scrappy! Didn't know it was time for a quiltalong. Very tempting....

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  21. Teasing us agian, are you?? Well, I just might jump on this one now that my BTCT has been put to rest. I wanted to let you know I read your last post, but was crying too much to comment. My heart goes out to all the families dealing with this horrible disease.

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  22. I'm pulling strips and checking out reds for my "steps" even as we speak!! Thanks, Lori.

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  23. Just beautiful. What you have here is a half-log cabin with chimneys and cornerstones. If I didn't have so many irons in the fire, I'd join you.

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  24. Yay!! Love the inspiration quilt and can't wait to see your version for the quilt along!

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  25. What a fun vintage quilt. You come up with such good ideas for a sew along.

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  26. I'll join in but may not finish on time! I have lots of things going this fall!

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  27. What a fun quilt! I've got too many UFOs to start anything else, but I'd love to see what others come up with.

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  28. Lori!! You are a bad influence, LOL. Ok the truth is I have a wee problem with starting too many things. I have resisted other sew alongs, but this time I just can't resist. I might fall behind, but I will keepo on sewing. Thanks for doing this lovely quilt.

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  29. Love the original, but a mini like it will be fabulous!

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  30. i'm excited to be joining in on this one Lori~!

    thank you for always finding such great ideas/patterns for these doll quilts~! i'm thinking they should be collected together in a book . . .

    ;-)
    libbyQ

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  31. Lori, this looks so interesting and the size is achievable.....thinking about it......it's very tempting!!

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  32. Might you put these into a book??? If so, put me on the list for the first book!

    Lucy~

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  33. I thought it looked like one of the blocks in my Sylvia's Bridal Sampler. But it isn't quite the same with the four patch on the corner. That block is Chimneys & Corner stones with the 4-patch in the center.

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  34. Hurray!! I've been waiting for ages for the next quiltalong. I will start grabbing all those scraps that I have been keeping for a little project just like this. Thanks Lori, I've always wanted to do more log cabin-style quilts and this is a VERY different pattern. Gabe in Oz

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  35. Nice one !! I'm in as I can't resist log cabin quilts :-)
    Luv.....Ann J

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  36. I really really like this. Might have to join in !!

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