Friday, July 24, 2015

Sawing Logs - Log Cabin - A Focus Through the Prism Project QUILTING Challenge, July

Well, hello there.  I am still here and ready to start entertaining you again.  
Sorry for the absence.  
My real job (hair styling) has really been keeping me busy.  (Which is super fantastic!!)
But, oh how I've missed this creative outlet.

I have been keeping up with
for the
and have finished July's challenge:   Log Cabin

"Sawing Logs"

The Challenge:  Log Cabin

  • Each final project should read predominantly as one color in the spectrum: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, or violet. You may not use the same color as you used in a previous challenge.
  • A ROYGBIV hand-dyed color bundle of fabric must be purchased from Cherrywood Fabrics.
  • You must use ONE fabric from the ROYGBIV challenge bundle in each quilt which should correspond with the color you want your quilt to ‘read’.
  • Any other fabrics from your stash may be added.
  • You must use the month's block as your inspiration.
  • Quilts must finish 20” square.
  • Share the story behind your quilt and how the block ‘Log Cabin’ was the inspiration.
  • Your quilt must have a name.
  • Pictures of your FINISHED 20” square quilts must be LINKED UP  by 10:55pm CST on Friday, July 31st.

I you know me, you have witnessed my play on words many times.  I just love it.  "Sawing Logs" incorporates the traditional pieced log cabin block with appliqued "pieces" of logs falling to the bottom of the quilt once they've been sawed off.  The middle square, "dream," plays right along with the name.

The quilting is a mix of wood grain on the logs and a stippling design with zzz's.  Again I'm playing on the "sawing logs" theme. That's just how I

Here is a picture of my May- "Righty Tighty,"  June-"Light Through Friendship," and July- "Sawing Logs" challenge quilts.

"Sawing Logs"

A Focus Through the Prism Project QUILTING Challenge, July
Made by Carla in Dodge City, Kansas
Size: 20"x20"
Prism color:  Green from the ROYGBIV fabric bundle by Cherrywood Fabrics
Piecing and  applique
Quilting- stippling and wood grain quilting by me on my domestic machine

It's unbelievable but I have over a week before the next challenge is announced.  Maybe I'll go catch up on some swap blocks.  I do have a big quilt in the works, but that is a secret until September.
  Don't you hate secrets...
I do, so here is what I'm working on:

This is going to be such fun.  There are going to be SO many giveaways, not to mention free patterns for the rows. 
(I've seen the rows and they are awesome!!!)
 The list of prizes keeps growing so you won't want to miss this.  Plan to sew (row) along with the designers in September.  


Pam Geisel - For Quilts Sake said...

Love the quilting on the logs. You've got a great series going here.

Vicki H said...

I love your mini quilts. Awesome quilting too. Have fun during 'Dodge City Days' and stay cool. It's hot here in Wichita too.

Gina said...

I love everything about it! The wood grain quilting looks fantastic the the zzz's incorporated in the stippling are perfect!

Nancy said...

all of your challenge quilts are fantastic. I really like your interpretations.

Needled Mom said...

Another AWESOME addition to the collection. I LOVE the wood quilting you did. You ideas are just incredible. said...

I love your quilts and the personality you put in them. They are so cute, and your quilting is great!

Carol said...

I love all those mini's and your quilting on them is just perfect! Looking forward to the RAL!

Lorna McMahon said...

Oh, you are CLEVER! I love your Sawing Logs... And the Righty Tighty is pretty sweet, too. These challenges sure have you using your noggin'! Love the play on words with the quilting, Carla.

Vickie said...

I love that your such a literal girl and funny to boot ! These are like a series.....I'm loving the wood grain quilting Carla.....CLEVER !

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

What great creativity. Love the tool theme and the way you interpret. Really like the wood grain quilting. Can't wait for next month.

Glinda ♥ said...

Love the way your creative mind works. You're amazing :)