I can not even begin to explain how excited I am to have this quilt for the 4th this year ;) I just love that every time I look at it I think of all of the amazing ladies that had a hand in making the blocks. Such a treasure!!!
And, of course, I love, love, love it's scrappy goodness!!! This is totally making me want to just start sewing up all of my scrappy strings. I just love how you can mesh together so many wonderful fabrics and have such an amazingly happy outcome ;) And I made a scrappy red binding from all of the bits of leftover scraps from other bindings to keep the scrappy goodness going ;)
And I am so wanting to make more log cabin blocks again now that I pulled this back out again ;) They are just so fast and oh so much fun to make. And they burn through a whole lot of scraps, double bonus!!! I am thinking I need to make another one but in Christmas reds and greens. So fun!!
And I am super excited about the quilting on this quilt because I totally tried something new. I couldn't decide whether I wanted to quilt it in red or navy, and then I remembered Angela Walter's post here on how she used 2 threads at once and thought, why not!!!
And I absolutely loved it!!!! I used 2 spools of So Fine Superior Threads in the top and an Omni thread in the bottom and I didn't have any problems at all with the tension. And since it is for the 4th, I figured it very appropriate to quilt my little all over Firework design. And I just love how the thread shows up Navy on the red fabrics and Red on the Navy fabrics. So cool!!!
And when I took the quilt off, I got another super fun surprise. The two threads added extra weight in the quilting that made the quilt feel super strong and super snuggly!!!! It just feels like one of those quilts that I used to sit on for the 4th that my grandmother tied with all of its weighty goodness It will be just perfect to snuggle up in while watching fireworks.
And that is 4th At The Cabin!!!! I am so, so, so glad that it came out of the "to be quilted" pile and finally got finished. Totally one of those when you wonder why it took you son long to finish, but now it is done and I have a feeling it will be enjoyed each July for years to come!!! A huge thank you to all of the wonderful friends at Moda who did this swap and helped make our new 4th At The Cabin quilt :)
I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!