Wednesday, February 12, 2014

little white log cabin.
My first finish of 2014!  And while this wasn't on my Q1 finish-a-long list (which I may forgotten to post - oops), I committed to this little piece a few months back for an employee art gallery show at work.  We were required to create our piece on a provided 20" x 20" wood art frame with the theme "Man and Nature."  Don't ask me how this relates to the theme, but I'm sure when the time comes I'll be able to come up with a good story!

Made with Essex Linen in white, Kaffe Fassett shot cottons, prints from Carolyn Friedlander's Botanics collection and a teeny smidge of Pastry Line Voile in water.  Other than the courthouse steps part, it was pretty much improv.  Quilted in an all-over spiral.  A first for me, but it definitely won't be the last.

I didn't think about shrinkage when I trimmed the quilt down, and it lost about an inch in each direction once washed and dried - yikes!  Finished size, roughly 19" x 19".