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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

ISLAND BATIK AMBASSADOR APRIL CHALLENGE PART 3


This will be a short blog. So far I have showed how I paper pieced my little log homes. This blog will just describe how I pieced them together and where I got my inspiration.

First I said I would let you know how I fixed that block that had an "attic" and some of my friends called it. Luckily with freezer paper foundation piecing I could iron the foundation back onto the pieces that were already pieced and then continue with fixing that one part.

I have a book called America's Glorious Quilts. 

It illustrates the history of quilts and is divided into chapters of the type of quilts.

I chose the chapter America's Folklore.















Here is the quilt layout I found. The description said it was made in 1880. It's funny because as I was posting the progress of my blocks, when I laid them out I had a lot of questions why were some of the blocks upside down? So I had to show them this quilt. I got quite a few funny responses about it. "You can put on the back of a sofa and it will look good from both directions." and "depends on which side of the bed you are standing!"
I liked the layout because it had large sashing to separate the blocks. Gives me plenty of space to quilt! 

I used a 2" sashing between the 6" x 8" blocks. So here is the finished quilt. I had a hard time deciding on whether to put a border on it so I asked my FB friends and the consensus was to put on a border. Since I was making this with fat eighths I was limited to how many blocks I could make with them. The quilt has a 2-1/2" border and finishes at 37" x 39". I haven't found time to quilt it yet but when I do I will show it off.
So let me know what you think of my little quilt!

As always; Do what you love and love what you do. Thanks for reading and please share this blog with your quilting friends. Toby Lischko

Here is a list of the other Ambassadors that blogged about this challenge.


Alison at Little Bunny Quilts
Amy at Sew Incredibly Crazy
Anita at Quilt in a not-Shell
Anna at Ark Angel Creations
Anne at Sweetgrass Designs

Barbara at Bejeweled Quilts
Bea at BeaQuilter
Carole at Carole Lyles Shaw
Connie at Freemotion by the River
Connie at Kauffman Designs
Dione at Clever Chameleon
Geraldine at Living Water Quilter
Jackie at If These Threads Could Talk
Janet at Whispers of Yore
Jeanette at Inchworm Fabrics
Jen at Patterns by Jen
Jennifer at Curlicue Creations
Jennifer at Dizzy Quilter
Jennifer at Inquiring Quilter
Jessica at Desert Bloom Quilting
Joan at Moosestash Quilting
Joyce at heARTs Creations
Karen at Sew Karen-ly Created
Karen at The Quilt Rambler
Kathleen at Kathleen McMusing
Laura at Slice of Pi Quilts
Leanne at Devoted Quilter
Mania at Mania for Quilts
Maryellen at Mary Mack Made Mine
Michelle at Creative Blonde
Myra at Busy Hands Quilts
Nancy at Masterpiece Quilting
Pamela at PamelaQuilts
Sally at Sally MankeSandra at MMM Quilts
Sarah at Sarah Goer Quilts
Sharon at Yellow Cat Quilt Designs
Sherry at Powered by Quilting
Stephanie at Steph Jacobson

Suzy at Adventurous Applique and Quilting
Teri at Lizard Creek Quilts
Tina at Quilting Affection Designs
Turid at Den Syende Himmel
Vicki at Vicki's Crafts & Quilting


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3 comments:

Quilting Tangent said...

The boarder finishs off this quilt.

Kathleen said...

I like the border, as well as the quilt! It looks fabulous, and of course will look even better quilted.

Peggy True said...

Toby, your little log quilt turned out very well. Your work is inspiring, and thanks for sharing your source.