In the begining there was a cat who loved to lay down on quilts. His name was R.B. (Rhythm & Blues) & he got caught napping on quilts all the time. His mom set this quilt aside - waiting to take a photo of the whole thing to share on her blog, but in the mean time she was doing a lot of other things around the house... She comes around to get the quilt for a photo op & look what she saw - a sleeping kitty - o.k. everyone say, "AWWWW."
After waiting fo rthe kitty to wake from his slumber, the mom-blogger was able to spread the quilt onto her bed for a photo. WOW that is a rainbow log cabin.
Aside: I saw this quilt in one of those "yearbooks" for quilts, along with the directions.)I used Eleanor Burns' method of Quilt in a Day to piece these blocks. A good deal of that "DAY" was during my lunch hour at work.
Here is what I did, I cut the strips and sub cut the squares for the first seam. I took the pile of squares to work and pinned the correct number of red/orange, orange/yellow, etc. combinations together. I took them home, sewed them together and pressed them. I took the pairs back to work and pinned the next log to the pairs and repeated the home portion until I had my blocks pieced.
Working thusly, I pieced this block in about 1 week! (At the time, I was unmarried, no kids, etc.)
Just a glimpse of how I use novelty prints....
A shot of the back - also in the not so distant past, I used a lot of muslin for backs - especially the extra wide stuff. Big stipple using rainbow thread - today I would have it quilted differently, but *repeat after me* "Done is better than perfect."
One of the many ways that I use cat fabrics >^..^<, this particular piece was hard to use in this quilt because it read as orange and yellow & I needed one or the other for the effect, hence its proximity to the green. Oh yeah, that is a trick I learned - orangey yellow looks more yellow next to green and more orange next to red! On display in my home. Can you see the Bose stereo system? No, GOOD! (The rumpled quilt skin fish was made by my friend, Kathy. I made the cross stitch - BQ = Before Quilting)