This is Judy Martin's Finger Lakes log cabin pattern, but I don't really like that name so I decided to call mine Bordeaux Violette. (That's basically burgundy purple in French. I like how it sounded.) The pattern is available in Judy Martin's Log Cabin Quilt Book. I've become a big fan of her patterns and this is the third of her quilts I've finished.
It's a generous queen size and really too big for one person to hold but my husband did the best he could. This quilt was made with a set of fabrics I'd been hauling around for years. I did find a label on one of the edges of one of the set fabrics and it said Fabric Traditions 2001, so I guess this set of fabric is over 20 years old.
I quilted it primarily with the Trellis set of pantographs by Karen Thompson. I chose this plan because I thought I could do a good job stitching it on there. It was time-consuming cropping all those edge pieces, but the project was a pretty straightforward block-by-block job. This is basically the plan I used, but I filled in all those empty triangle spots with cropped edge pieces.
I used Quilter's Dream Green batting for this quilt. It's my go-to batting because it's made from 100% recycled bottles. And I used Glide thread in their Raisin color, though I wish I'd also purchased a creamy yellow color to use in the dark areas so the pretty quilting would have shown up better.
Since I'm quite sure this will be one of my favorite quilts, I also made a couple matching pillowcases and a matching dress for Louisa, our stuffed dog. LOL
Wow! I mean WOOOOWWW! What a beauty! I am working on Finger Lake quilt (don't like that name either) but in black and red (son's favourite colours). I'm even not half way through. It's so nice to see yours finished, now I'm itching to work on mine. Congratulations you did an awesome job and on the quilting too. Oh and I love the touch of green. Lovely. ;^)ReplyDelete
Thanks! I bet yours will be stunning in blacks and reds. I hope I get to see it when you finish.Delete
your quilt is beautiful! purple is one of my favorite colors!ReplyDelete
Thanks! Purple is my favorite color so I tend to make a lot of purple quilts. LOLDelete
What a great pattern to create a the feel of a double wedding ring without having to cope with all the curved piecing. Lovely.ReplyDelete
Beautiful, love the purple! Happy stitching!ReplyDelete
I love your quilt finish! The purple, greens and golds/creams play so well together. Gorgeous! I have been wanting this book since it came out and I went for it today, thanks to you.ReplyDelete
Love the deep colors in this project. Congrats on a beautiful finish!ReplyDelete
Wow - that is just beautiful!!! I love your name for it- it makes me think of the french countryside!! Amazing quilt!!!ReplyDelete