one more in an ongoing series of log cabin quilts (see this previous post for more details)!
i called this one two sides to every story, because each log cabin block in the quilt has a solid fabric side, and a printed fabric side. some fabrics show up more than once in the quilt, but each block is different.
one of the inspirations for this quilt was a log cabin quilt i saw at the from heart to hand show at the de paul gallery here in chicago in 2014. the quilt in question had prints on one side of each log cabin block and prints on the other as well. i liked the idea of that, and used it as a jumping off point for my own experimentation. the inspiration quilt had a more improvisation ally pieced, organic, wonky feel, while mine is more precice.
the fabrics within are a mix of new and old/reclaimed, as is my usual M.O.
i consciously placed the solids together in groups that form a diamond, which i think gives some structure to the quilt. the shapes formed by the groups of solids and prints and all the colors and value changes throughout seem to play with the eye a bit, which was not conscious on my part, but i love that it had that result. when i look at it, i see an X form in the middle of the quilt. (
i really, really want to make a sister quilt to this quilt where only the X shape is apparent, and the rest is solids, to make the X stand out prominently. when i get around to it.... (haha, famous last words!) *grin*). maybe later this year (2016). when/if i get around to it, i'll let you know. :P
the quilt was longarmed by the fantastically talented frank palmer, in orlando, florida.
this quilt is faced. it just felt right.