Thursday, September 21, 2017

Nestled Beneath the Pines

Hello again everyone!  I'm once again am entering the 2017 Blogger's Quilt Festival over at Amy's Creative Side.

My second entry is actually the very first quilt I ever did!  I made one little log cabin block as a trivet and then this was the second thing I did.................I didn't start off small, I jumped right in and made a log cabin king-size quilt.  This was done entirely by machine.  I stitched-in-the-ditch and it seemed to take me forever.  Actually, I kept track and from start to finish it took me 52 hours!!

I've entitled it "Nestled Beneath the Pines."  I love rustic decor and I chose these fabrics since they had pinecones, and boughs of pin in the print.  The reason I named it this is that I had a yorkie terrier at the time called Dixie.  She sat right by my side when I was quilting.  At one point during the quilting process, I tried to move the quilt and it wouldn't move, I grabbed it with both hands and it began to move a little, but was still too hard to do.  I finally got up, got down and pulled it at the bottom and out flew Dixie!  She had been laying on the quilt the entire time.  So, the name became Nestled Beneath the Pines.

Began with yardage and cut them into 2-1/2" strips.  This was before I ever heard of a jelly roll!!



 Primarily in golds, greens and my quilting friend told me the center has to be red!! So I chose a burgundy red.  I no longer follow this rule.  I use what I like best.



Here are some of the partial blocks.


 Here it is with the sashing between.  This was long before I knew how to measure for sashing too!

I basically just winged it!


Here it is on the bed.



Here you can see all the borders.  I just kept adding until I had it long enough all around the top, bottom and sides.  I used all fabric that was already incorporated in the log cabin blocks.



This quilt was done some seven years ago!  I still use it today and it's as beautiful as ever!!




Dixie did get to enjoy this quilt for many years!  Not beneath it, but on top of it!



Thank you for stopping by!  Stop by and visit me at debbiedixieblog.blogspot.com.


12 comments:

  1. That was quite an adventure for a first quilt, especially to machine quilt a king-size! Very pretty!

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    1. Yes, it was, but I'm so happy that I did. Thank you for your comment! Enjoy the festival!

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  2. Such an ambitious first project. Wonderful results!!

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  3. Enjoyed your story of your first quilt. It is lovely and bright and looks well-sewn. You must have had sewing skills before you made this.

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    1. I sewed in home ec class in jr high school many years ago. That was it until now!

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  4. Congratulations on a beautiful first quilt!

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  5. Well done for your first quilt! I too am a Gemini:)

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    1. Thank you! I love being a Gemini! I always have something going on at all times! 😀

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