Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Echoes & Reflections

When I saw the pattern from Shannon Fraser Designs for her Reverberance Quilt I just knew that I had to make it.  I love, love, love log cabin blocks and this one was no exception. 

With the variation of the log widths I chose to use deep, rich solid (or primarily solid) fabrics for the narrow logs and print fabrics for the wide logs, much as her pattern suggests and I pulled many of the same fabrics I had used in my Amish inspired quilt a few years ago.  

The Amish communities have a strong belief in tradition.  Echoes of their past seldom change...

The wider logs in the prints reminded me of ripples in a pond where the reflections of the surrounding landscape can become distorted and difficult to make out. 

I like that the quilted feathers offer this very effect...

So, there you have it... Echoes & Reflections.

I made this quilt entirely from my stash and enjoyed the time of making the quilt. It went very quickly!  When I was ready for the binding I went with a scrappy binding using the remaining fat-quarters (they are also the first two wide logs of the quilt).   They feature dragon flies and lily pads and were a gift from my friend, and fellow quilter/blogger, Karen Thurn.

Karen and I had participated in the Cloud 9 blog hop in 2016 where we were challenged to design an original block.  Her block featured a cone flower and mine was a dragonfly, and we are both in agreeance that the two blocks together in a quilt would be stunning, but we may be a little partial. 😄

Reverberance is an excellent pattern for a beginning quilter, and feel that it would be really fun to lead a class using this pattern...  If you love Log Cabin blocks as well and just HAVE to have this pattern, head over to Shannon's and purchase it!

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Are you a log cabin block lover?  
If not, what is your favorite?  
Leave a comment and let me know.



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  1. Love the fabrics you chose for your quilt, Melva! And the free motion quilting is perfection! Thank you for being a part of this journey :)

  2. This is a beautiful quilt and the quilting really echoes the theme. I love the idea of combining the two Cloud 9 blocks! Can't wait to see how that looks. Thanks for linking to Wednesday Wait Loss!

  3. I was wondering what block you were making with those fabrics. How thoughtful of you to tie our two blocks together on this post and mention me. I couldn't help but think of you and your dragonfly when I bought this fabric. The mini quilt turned out great. You do free motion quilting very well.

  4. How awesome to be able to help Shannon out. Looks great!