Log Cabin in the Sky

Log Cabin in the Sky by Anita Crosby.

The featured quilt of the week in the August 8, 2010 edition of the Start Your Week With a Quilt newsletter  is called Log Cabin in the Sky, and it was created by Anita Crosby.  This quilt, along with approximately 50 other quilts and dolls, is part of the 2010 Atlanta Quilt Festival sponsored by the Clara Ford Foundation and Hammonds House Museum. Log Cabin in the Sky was chosen by the judges as the Best Traditional Quilt!
Tradition takes on a whole new meaning in the hands of Anita. Although this quilt is composed of the tried and true log cabin block, you would never know it by looking at the quilt. The vibrant colors leave the viewer awestruck, and the precision piecing leave even the pickiest quilt critic satisfied. You really need to see this quilt up close because the picture does not do justice to the amazing quilting in the background. The quilting was also done by Anita.

Anita Crosby

Anita says she was inspired to make this quilt by the movie Cabin in the Sky which stars Lena Horne. It just goes to show: quilt inspiration is all around us.
Don’t forget the Atlanta Quilt Festival continues through August 13 at the South Fulton Arts Center,  located at 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA. The exhibit is open daily from 10 a.m. -5 p.m. Admission is free. Don’t miss your chance to see Log Cabin in the Sky and many other exceptional quilts and dolls at the Atlanta Quilt Festival!

2 Responses

  1. This quilt is absolutely beautiful. I would love to get the pattern if it is available.

  2. Louise, I did not use a pattern. I saw a bed quilt online similar to this and decided to try it as a large wall quilt. It is really easy. I made eight log cabin blocks, two in each color, and appliqued them in an overlapping pattern on a background fabric. I chose a batik background with a leaf pattern and merely quilted the pattern. I quilted feathers in the log cabin blocks. I hope this helps.


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