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