Log Cabins in the Woods
It's a finish!
45 x 63
This was originally going to be a donation quilt but now I'm kind of eyeing it for the camper.
Last year I made an effort to use my boxes of strings. This is one of two that came from the green and brown sort of strings.
I made little 3 inch log cabins for the Wonky Log Cabin centers.
Then surrounded them with green and brown strings.
I differentiate between strings and strips.
I don't cut strings. They just happen. If I cut a strip off of yardage I call that piece a strip, not a string. My strings come from trimming quilt backs or from the very end of a piece of fabric that is less than 1.5 inches in width or it may come from a strip I cut wonky because the ruler moved or it may be the leftover end of a strip. I consider selvages a type of string.
This quilt was made from strings and not strips. In other words I don't usually cut anything from yardage to make a string quilt. I just use the string scraps from the string box. I have a tab at the top of my blog for a page of some of the quilts I've made in the past.
The binding came from the string box too - light and dark green quilt back trimmings (strings)) that were more than 2.5 inches wide were cut for bindings and if there was any width left that was over 1 inch it went back into the string box. I machine stitched down the binding with blanket stitch.
A soft pea green (or is it olive green? - pic is very dark, I know) sheet was used for the backing. And, yes, the trimmings went back into the string box.
Batting was pieced with wide zig zag stitches.
Of course a log cabin in the woods needs some leaves so I quilted in some with variegated green thread.