Sunday, January 29, 2006

An Amish Gwen

Here is my favorite liberated log cabin Gwen showed us! I loved the colors - they were so me - and I loved all the little centers she started with. She called the tiny centers the composition. Isn't it great. When Tonya said she thought she may make a liberated log cabin with solids my first thought was this, I love it so much!

Also is a pic of 9 of my log cabins sewn together! Many more to go but it is looking good!



8 comments from wonderful readers:

Lucy said...

Dawn, I think you have seen these days the most wonderfull quilts!! Are all the quilts from Gwen quilted by hand?? Yours is also very great with the lovely fabric :c)

Darcie said...

OOOOH HOW FUN, DAWN!!!

These pictures are such an inspiration. I've been sorting through my hand dyeds (in suitcases) all day...coming up with a lot of *onesies.* (One fat 1/4 of this, on of that...) And these pics of yours make me realize that I CAN DO IT TOO!!!

Darcie said...

Oops...the prior should read: One fat 1/4 of this, ONE of that....

Bah, proofreading!

Susan said...

Are these liberated log cabin quilts featured in Gwen's "Liberated Quiltmaking" book? Where can I find a source for instructions? They look so cool!

Tonya R said...

Envy envy envy. Dawn, you're doing excellently on your quilt. Keep working on it!
By the way, this particular Gwen quilt is pictured in "Liberated Stringpiecing" - not sure if you have that one yet.

Finn said...

It's great seeing Gwen's quilts up close and personal, thanks for sharing your lecture and class with us.

I have very little ego, but I'm not seeing much difference between the liberated log cabins and my mile a minute blocks..LOL. Oh yes, there is a representational red "center" to indicate it is a log cabin. And I haven't even see the Liberated String Quilts book as yet...*VBG*

Laurie Ann said...

Dawn - thanks for sharing the seminar with us. I love your blocks. The colors are just great!

Patti said...

Thanks so much for sharing your "Gwen" experience with us Dawn. What a wonderfully creative woman she is. I didn't realize until I read the notes of your lecture that the Mennonite women she learned from are practically in my "back yard". We go down to Aurora every year for the quilt show - it's a marvelous little show on the museum grounds.

I've now perused through your entire blog - skimming the posts that duplicated your postings to PFA. I enjoyed "catching up" with you very much!