When Harry Met Sally

Have you ever worked on a quilt project that you just couldn’t sleep? You were so excited to see it all come together that you would sneak off to your sewing machine for hours at a time?
I make alot of quilts but I must say that this happens to me a couple of times a year.  I even dream about sewing the quilt when I do sleep. I know this may seem extremely odd to some of you, but for those that have caught the fever they will know exactly what I am talking about.
My quilt is featured in the current issue of American Patchwork and Quilting.
While I was making this quilt, I thought I should name it When Harry Met Sally. You all know the hiliarious movie starring Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal?
If you read my blog often you know that I like to mix different moda designers lines to challenge myself on fabric combinations. I choose two totally opposite groups, Little Gatherings by Primitive Gatherings and paired it with Etchings by 3 sisters. Just like the movie where two total strangers meet, these two fabric lines seem strange to include in the same project.
But I love it!

As I sewed the dark browns, blacks, tans, blues and greys on one side and then mixed the soft romantic floral on the other side, I couldn’t help but think of this movie and the power of opposites attracting whether in a chick flick, real life or a patchwork quilt. Throwing in some medium fabrics on both sides for the “Clash Factor” helps make it all interesting.

The Log Cabin block is one of my all time favorites. I made larger blocks for a graphic look. The color and layout options are endless. You can find all the instructions on how to make this quilt in American Patchwork & Quilting, but I have taken those same blocks and given you several layout options below.

I didn’t name it When Harry met Sally for the magazine but will probably always refer to it as that.
So with any quilt I make I have a few scraps left over. It isn’t enough to make the quilt but it will get you started and I am giving it away here along with a copy of the magazine.
Leave a comment and tell me your favorite quilt block.
I will pick a winner Saturday night the 5th of November.
Make sure you have an e-mail address that I can contact you.



my beautiful scraps

this isn’t a great picture but I had to introduce Bo’s new puppy, Cassie. A black lab with huge feet just like my boys!



Thank you for stopping by. Good Luck and Happy Quilting.
COMMETNS FOR THE GIVEAWAY CLOSED.
The Winner is
charlotte said…




I love the idea of mixing two such different lines. How clever of you to have come up with that. It never would have occurred to me. I love the log cabin. I also love the simple 9 patch.


November 3, 2011 6:31 PM

71 comments

  1. Kristy says:

    I love "When Harry Met Sally" and could give you a list of my favorite quotes, One being: "When you meet the person you want to spend the rest of your life with, you want the rest of your life to begin immediately."

    I am a new quilter and am in love with scrappy quilts! I love log cabins where some of the strips have been made of different triangles, square and rectangular pieces.

  2. Debbie says:

    Love your quilt featured in the magazine. I think the log cabin block can be really versatile as far as setting the blocks together. I'm also a nine patch and bear paw block lover.

  3. Jeanne says:

    Beautiful quilt! I have made one log cabin quilt and it took me forever to finish. I started it when my daughter was in middle school, put it away for a while, rediscovered it and finished it by the time she was married. It did turn out very nice and I get compliments on it. Why did it take me so long? No reason – I'm just slow!

    I think my all time favorite block in anything to do with stars.

  4. Lisa says:

    My favorite quilt block is the log cabin for its versatility. Love that quilt! Little Gatherings and Etchings together, When Harry Met Sally fits it perfectly. I watched that movie today, always love to see the windswept tulip quilt on her bed. Cassie seems to be a sweetie. Thank you for the gorgeous, inspiring quilt.

  5. Abby says:

    I love any block with a star! I love this quilt and the fabrics you used. I would have never thought to pair these two lines. Love how it turned out!

  6. Amanda says:

    I think I have more than one favorite, but I know there are some that I definitely don't like! It seems that I'm always including a churn dash block or a star one. I adore sunbonnet sue, she's just so whimsical. Log cabins are simple, but when combined in different layouts can look so intricate. I could go on, but I won't, lol. Thanks for a giveaway.

  7. Colette says:

    I have a few faves, but Log Cabins are toward the top of my list–probably because of the layout options. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how you mixed such opposing lines of fabrics. This is so BEAUTIFUL. It has inspired me to be a bit more daring on my next project. Thanks!!

  8. lovetostitch says:

    Well, I sure hit a lucky post!! Not only do I love Log Cabin block, but I want fat 1/4 bundles of both of those lines!! I never thought of mixing them though, and it's beautiful! I might love Log Cabin because it was the first block I learned from beginners class many years ago. We used 1" strips (yes, we did!). It was to also teach us accuracy. I made a table runner from Cristal Cartars book – then the Santa face. Even at 1" I was hooked!!
    It would be awesome to win this!!

  9. Carla G says:

    Love your quilt!! The colors make the pattern pop! My favorite is the string block. I love the Log Cabin too! Thanks for a chance to win this giveaway! 🙂

  10. Tina says:

    I am new in the quilting world and have been happy with the nine patch, but it would be wonderful (and a little scary!) to try a log cabin. Your quilt is awesomely beautiful – I love your fabric choices and the light and dark blocks. You are very talented!

  11. Mom C says:

    I loved all your arrangements. It is so amazing how just flipping something can make a totally different look. That is a great quilt. Actually, my favorite quilt block is the log cabin and I probably make some variation every other quilt I make. I like to sew strips together!

  12. Kathie says:

    I love how the log cabin block can make many different quilt "looks" with the layout of the block, great post, great visuals….
    my favorite block is the nine patch , with the log cabin a very close second!
    I love your quilt and yes its on my list of quilts to make now! Actually would love to make all the quilts you have layouts for above.

    Kathie

  13. Carol says:

    I think my favourite block is New York Beauty but there aren't very many blocks that I don't like. I really like paper piecing so I don't mind tiny log cabins and pineapples. There are so many more quilts just waiting to be made.

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