I made this quilt for my sister and brother-in-law who were married in November 2013. I used the strip-piecing method pioneered by Eleanor Burns and arranged the log cabin blocks into the Starlight pattern. The Log Cabin block is one of the earliest blocks on record and was ideal for using up long, thin scraps of fabric. Traditionally, the small centre square of each Log Cabin block is either red or some other warm-color, representing the cabin hearth, and the surrounding light and dark strips represent the firelight and shadows around the hearth, which in turn reflect the good times and tough times in life. What better pattern then to use for a wedding quilt. During the ceremony, those familiar words for better, for worse; for richer, for poorer; in sickness and in health, encapsulate the good and tough times shown in the fabric. The ‘dark’ moments make us realise how wonderful the ‘light’ moments really are!
Details: Size: 83” x 110” (approx 210 x 280 cm)
Top: 100% cotton
Backing: 100% cotton
Wadding: Cotton 70/30, hand wash, dry flat