Friday, October 13, 2017

Finish It Up Friday...Barn Raising For The Rents!

My parent's have a quilt on their bed that has definitely begun to show its wear.  It isn't anything special, just one mom liked and bought.
We decided they needed a new one!  So mom picked out the fabric and away I went!
Can you guess what kind of pattern it is?  It required lots of chain piecing, which is very soothing and therapeutic!
Since she likes the quilt they do have, I stuck with the same pattern.  It is a barn raising setting of the log cabin blocks.
She chose the Belle Reverie line from Connecting Threads for the fabric and we were able to even keep it in a similar color scheme as the old quilt.
The main body of the quilt came together surprisingly quick.
Piecing the flying geese border took the longest.  My dining room/entry area is just not quite big enough for a full picture :)
If I had to do it differently I would pick different creams so there is more contrast between them.  You can hardly tell two of the three apart in person and in the pictures you can't even see that it is more than one color of cream!
Mom isn't big on pink so I was a little worried that the one red/cranberry is pretty pink.  She is quite happy with the way it came out altogether though!
It is a king size quilt top on my queen size bed here.
The colors aren't completely true either...took these with my cellphone again!
I chose the middle "blue" fabric for the backing and it arrived on my doorstep this afternoon.  Now to get this big boy quilted!!!

Linking up with crazy mom quilts!!



  1. Beautiful quilt! I've been meaning to make one of these in the barn raising design for years. I was thinking of pinks and browns for mine, but I like your choice of colors too. How wide are your logs?

    1. Oh yes pinks and Browns could be pretty! I cut my strips 2 inches wide. So finished the logs are one and a half.

  2. What a wonderful job you did on your parent's new quilt - congratulations!!

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  3. Log cabins are one of my favorite blocks. I like this setting too. Great job!