Simple Logs

loisflanFebruary 19, 2012

Talk about an quick, easy pattern. I was so enthralled with the fabrics that I thought this simple pattern would show them off. I wanted a quick easy quilt for myself, and this certainly qualified. I'm backing with it champagne-colored minky. It gets cold up here in Minnesota, and I made it to snuggle with while I watch TV. Turns out it looks really good in our bedroom too.

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K8Orlando

I like everything about it! The fabrics, the colors, the simple pattern that shows off those gorgeous batiks. I'm sure you'll use it as a TV snuggle quilt but I bet it will be the one you toss on the bed for those extra chilly nights, too.

    Bookmark   February 19, 2012 at 4:18PM
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finchelover

It is just beautiful,I am like k8orlando...I like the colors, the fabric etc A job well done

    Bookmark   February 19, 2012 at 4:43PM
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toolgranny

Your selection of colors is really the star on this one. It is simple but a wonderful showcase for the batiks. It's like you chose a simple pattern because you didn't want to cut them all up in little pieces. It's a treasure for sure. Good job.

    Bookmark   February 19, 2012 at 5:57PM
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rosajoe_gw

Beautiful and I agree it is a great pattern for such gorgeous fabric. DH and I were watching TV today and they showed two men ice fishing in Minnesota, too cold for me lol, I have seen snow one time, it was so pretty but I was freezing!

    Bookmark   February 19, 2012 at 6:50PM
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bev2009

Very classy color combination!

    Bookmark   February 19, 2012 at 8:11PM
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magothyrivergirl

Rosa~you've only seen snow ONE TIME?????? Was it real snow - where it accumulated on the ground or that itty - bitty snow flurries you all got in Georgia last year?? ~LOL~
Yes, snow is freezing!!! we are lucky this year - no real snow to speak of - hope I didn't jinx it!

Lois~you put together a simply elegant, beautiful quilt! The batiks are so pretty - they shine in the simplicity of the pattern. I love it! The Champagne Minky will be perfect! Please post another picture when you are finished!

    Bookmark   February 19, 2012 at 8:46PM
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luvtosharedivs

Another reason I'm beginning to like the batiks...seeing that awesome combination of neutral colors! Since that pattern probably works up fast, I wouldn't doubt that you may want to make another similar quilt!!!

No seams or points to worry about matching:)))

Looking forward to seeing the finishing touches!

Julie

    Bookmark   February 19, 2012 at 9:06PM
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lola99

Your top really is beautiful. Have you decided how you are going to quilt it?

    Bookmark   February 19, 2012 at 10:39PM
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K8Orlando

What size did you cut your blocks?

    Bookmark   February 19, 2012 at 11:10PM
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lindaoh_gw

Lois, your quilt is beautiful! I LOVE the batiks!
Linda

    Bookmark   February 19, 2012 at 11:10PM
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grammyp

Sometimes simple is so elegant. I think it was wise to let the lovely fabrics speak for themselves.

beverly

    Bookmark   February 19, 2012 at 11:31PM
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loisflan

Thank you all for the compliments. I was a little concerned when I was piecing it, that it would be too busy, but I'm really pleased with the final (well almost final) product.

Kate, the blocks are 7.5" x 10.5". Eight columns of seven blocks each. The pattern called for only 7 columns, but I had extra blocks so I figured I'd just make it larger. It's 56" x 65". It took 16 fat quarters. I'm using the leftovers to make the binding. That will probably take longer to assemble than the quilt top.

Because I'm using Minky on the back, I will take it to a long arm quilter. I'll probably have her quilt a very curvy loose pattern to offset the rigid brick pattern of the blocks.

    Bookmark   February 19, 2012 at 11:49PM
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day2day

It's looks so elegant!
Those fabrics are gorgeous and I like the pattern you've chosen. It's perfect for showing off the fabrics.
Thanks for giving the measurements.I was wondering about the sizes and the number of blocks you used.

TFS.

~Geraldine

    Bookmark   February 20, 2012 at 7:49AM
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cannahavana

Beautiful! That would go well on my sofa or my bed.

Rebecca

    Bookmark   February 20, 2012 at 8:36AM
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fran1523

Luscious and elegant for sure. Love it.

    Bookmark   February 20, 2012 at 10:00AM
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missflippins

Beautiful! I love the colours and your choice of fabric.

    Bookmark   February 20, 2012 at 11:13AM
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bloomorelse

My favorite colors, and simply love the batiks. Please post again once finished.

    Bookmark   February 20, 2012 at 5:46PM
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nanajayne

Excellent!!What a wonderful way to display beautiful fabric. It will be interesting to see how you decide to quilt it. It matches the decor of you bedroom perfectly, right down to the paneled door which inspired me in the way I would like to quilt it.lol. Congratulations on your choices and TFS.

    Bookmark   February 20, 2012 at 7:27PM
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murphy_zone7

Love Love Love EVERYTHING about it. Colors, pattern, design....but especially the colors. would you share the name of the pattern? or is Simple Logs the name of the pattern?
Thanks for sharing

    Bookmark   February 21, 2012 at 4:53AM
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loisflan

Murphy, the pattern is Simple Logs from www.quiltedtreasures.net. I'm so glad you like it. Lois

    Bookmark   February 21, 2012 at 9:43AM
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vasu_texas

Beautiful, Lois. Reminds me of a cup of delicious mocha latte.
Vasu

    Bookmark   February 21, 2012 at 12:04PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

You're right, Lois! It shows off the fabric beautifully! I've been into neutrals lately.....just bought a few yesterday. @:)

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   February 21, 2012 at 12:54PM
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faintheart

Perfect presentation for the lovely batiks! Lois, it is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing and inspiring!

Dee

    Bookmark   February 21, 2012 at 9:53PM
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