Log Cabin Swap Quilt – finally finished!
I have so many new quilts I hope to make, but I’m also trying valiantly to finish old projects this year. My Log Cabin Swap Quilt is one that has waited a couple of years for quilting.
Ultimately I decided to finish it with simple straight line quilting. It seems to be my go-to preference for finishing quilts. When I first finish the quilt tops I’m really attached to them, and I worry I’ll ruin them when quilting. My piecing skills are much better than my quilting skills, though I am improving and want to keep getting better. After the quilt top has hung around for a while, I don’t feel intimidated anymore and it’s easier to finish them. I need to work on shortening the wait time, though.
Every once in a while I back a quilt in flannel because my kids love it. I hope my kids will snuggle with and love this one as the seasons change and it begins to cool down. The log cabin swap quilts were the final swap I participated in for a modern quilting group that disbanded a while ago. I’m excited to see this one in use. It reminds me of the amazing women I met there.
None of us know what’s ahead right now. I keep thinking that I want home to be a cozy, safe place, no matter what happens in the world. Hopefully this log cabin swap quilt will contribute!
As I type this, I know that many are fleeing homes because of storms and fires. Wherever you are, and wherever home is, I hope you are safe and feeling hope. We had a conversation at the dinner table a few days ago, and asked our kids what they’ve learned in the past six months. Their answer: gratitude. I hope we all find something to be grateful for today, and every day. It’s a great way to cope with hard times.