Log Cabin

I get quite frustrated when people say there are no new designs out there! There are heaps if you only open your eyes and your mind.

I get even more frustrated when magazines print patterns for a Log Cabin quilt, and it uses one of the half dozen or so common settings yet again.

These settings are popular for a very good reason. They are good designs! I love the Barn Raising setting, and one day might even make a scrappy Log Cabin quilt  and use the Barn Raising setting. It is a simple setting which shows off scrappy blocks to best advantage, as do all of the commonly used settings.

However, there are probably thousands of other designs which are never used. I have been playing, and in one afternoon I had saved over a hundred layouts in an Electric Quilt project file.

I started by drawing up a block and adding a limited range of fabrics as a lot of these designs really need very clear differences between the light and dark sides of the block. The block is easily made with a square cut 1½ x 1½inches, with logs cut 1½ inches wide. With four logs added to each side of the centre this makes a nine inch block when finished

log-cabin-block1.

Then I have used a straight set, 8 by 8 blocks, using 64 identical blocks, and shown below are some of the most common layouts.

And here is one you may not have seen before.

log-cabin-1

Be very aware that there are more to come!

About Virtual Quilter

I am a quilter who designs many more quilts than I will ever make, and I am sharing one quilt design every day in Virtual Quilter. I also share my completed projects in Stuff-Ups, and Christmas decorations in Christmas Everyday of the Year.
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2 Responses to Log Cabin

  1. I like those log cabin quilts, they are very beautifull.

    Like

  2. virtualquilter says:

    Margit,
    Log Cabin is a wonderful design to play with.

    Judy B

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