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Friday, September 23, 2011

Mount Kinabalu is a prominent moutain on the island of Boreneo, located in East Malaysia.

My quilt ~ Kinabalu is like the Malaysian mountain for which it's named, this quilt has an unmistakable richness of color and form.

I often refer to the similarities between quilting & weight-loss. Just like in weight-loss, us quilters have tools ~ a mat to lay our fabrics on, a ruler to measure our strips and a cutting tool to obtain the desired widths.

When I started this quilt pattern, I broke it down into smaller - more attainable steps. I cut the center squares and strips one and two, then stitched them together. Each day I would tackle a few more strips until I completed thirty-six Log Cabin blocks.

One of the magical touches of this quilt are the fussy cut triangles.

These triangles are cut from a 'signature border print' designed by Jinny Beyer. They really add an unexpected touch to that classic simple block.

Some days I was more anxious to see results and I pushed myself a bit more than the day before. This is so true, even with my healthy journey ~ the more effort I put forth, the better the results I obtain each week.

One morning, I started my day out on a positive note ~ I took the plunge and whacked four corners, attached my triangles and then stitched the center blocks together. It's like those light-bulb moments we have...when we realize with a bit of effort, we CAN accomplish and be surprised by the outcome.

While some days....it's hard to stay focused on the task at hand. I make some progress towards the desired results.

I remember reading on someone else's Spark page ~ there is no TRY in this journey, either to DO or you DONT. This really hit home with me and is helping me stay focused with both my healthy journey and in creating quilts.

Here's a preview of border #one....

As for the rest of the quilt....you will have to be patient, the best is yet to come.....
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    I must have missed this blog. A great analogy. And back to the quilt. Did you appliqué the diagonal of the triangle?
    2698 days ago
    Gorgeous quilt and interesting analogies! I'm so impressed by your work. I've been fascinated by quilts and quilt patterns since I was a kid. Since moving to PA I've been to Amish country many times and I'm always amazed by the brilliance of their work, in such stark contrast to the drab colors they wear. Can't wait to see the end product!

    2765 days ago
    Oh, Annie--all your quilts are lovely, but this one is breathtaking! You truly are gifted!
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    2765 days ago
    It is so beautiful all ready. Thank you for sharing your progress with us...and your journey! Can't wait to see the finished product.
    2767 days ago
  • BANAN2
    That is so stunning, and I loved the parallels to our health journey. Would you mind if I copy your idea? I never pictured something so fancy looking would be so basic to construct. I just went to a "Jelly Roll Race" on Friday night. If you haven't heard of these, there are videos on you tube. I used the Bali Pop Set called "Sangria" and I loved the results. The woman next to me had batiks from India that were so different and stunning, with larger scale motifs. Well, I am stalling...I am supposed to be mounting a quilt on my frame. Keep us posted with the quilt pictures!!
    2767 days ago
    I can't imagine the patience of creating such a lovely piece of art, you are amazing, Annie!
    2768 days ago
    Log cabins are my passion and this is the most beautiful one I've ever seen! Can't wait to see the finished product! You are one very talented quilter!
    2768 days ago
    Wow I love the addition of the corner - it really changes the entire design. I've heard the term fussy cut before but never really knew what it meant. The results are stunning.
    2769 days ago
    That is very beautiful! I love the log cabin offset like that with that square border pattern! Lovely!
    2769 days ago
    Um excuse me but that belongs on MY bed LOL Beautiful work QB!
    2769 days ago
  • SAMI199
    That is absolutly beautiful & a real work of art! You are very talented,my friend.

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    2769 days ago
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