Saturday, October 23, 2010

Kim's Deco Log Cabin Quilt

This is the quilt I just completed for Kim's parents. I wrote about this project in this post. Before she passed away just over a year ago, Kim had pieced these big log cabin blocks together. Her family asked me to complete the quilt, so I added two borders, quilted and bound it.

Kim's quilt

If you've been reading this blog for a while, and especially if you're one of my flickr friends, you know I have issues working with brown (used to be green, too, but I'm getting over that and putting some effort into brown now). There were many reasons why completing this quilt was a challenge for me, both emotionally and practically.

Kim's quilt oblique

I know Kim's parents will be very happy when I give it to them on Monday, and even happier when they can present it to the friend she was making it for. I wanted to share it with you because of it's cool art-deco look. The setting Kim chose for the log cabin blocks is not very common and I think it is really effective with these semi-solid fabrics that have high contrast with the muslin.

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15 comments:

Laurence said...

Very beautiful quilt !

Amy said...

You did a wonderful job finishing it--your quilting on the muslin pieces is terrific. I am sure that this quilt will mean the world to her parents and friend. It was a project well worth your time and efforts! Kim had a good eye. She made a quilt with a lot of visual interest.

Micki said...

That is absolutely stunning...It has that wow factor.
Micki

Helena said...

Very beautiful quilt!!!!

nicolette said...

Beautiful quilt! It will be so much appreciated that you finished in in Kim’s name!

La Qualsiasi said...

woowwww!!! it's fantastic quilt!!!!!!!!
I love log cabin....but this is very, very beatiful quilt.....
Antonella

West Side of Straight said...

I love the quilt. It is absolutely beautiful!
They'll love it.

maree said...

A special quilt, moreso for the all the thoughts that are wrapped up in it. Well done for another step towards conquering brown (am with you there) and thinking of you when you hand this over to Kim's parents as that is going to be a pretty emotional time. Ciao

paulette said...

Wow! Kim's family is going to be thrilled!! Good for you for taking on this project...even though it was difficult!
Take care!
Paulette

carol said...

What an awesome project. Her parents will be thrilled, but I bet they might be keeping this close to their hearts rather than giving it away. So very much love in that special quilt!!!

quiltmom said...

Krista,
This would have been a very challenging project- I am sure Kim would have loved how you finished it for her- I am sure many tears will be shed when this quilt is presented to its new owners.
Thanks for sharing this gift of love and remembrance.
Regards,
Anna

Canadian Kristin said...

What a labour of love. Blessings.

traceyjay said...

I love that you made this on Kim's behalf... but yes it would be emotional!

But thank you Krista. The right thing to do indeed. (and it's beautiful too)

Dianne said...

Well done Krista! the quilt is beautiful and I am sure Kim would be very proud of it. You are a wonderful friend.

Valquiria said...

que projeto maravilhoso esse , parabéns pelo trabalho e sucesso sempre, bjs valquiria