Grannies Log Cabin

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Grandmothers Fan is another classic design, which lends itself to a lot of different layouts. While playing with Log Cabin I wondered if similar layouts could be used for both of these two classics. So, add Log Cabin blocks to the Grannies Fan layout above and what do you get?

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So, which technique woud you prefer to do, all pieced, or pieced and applique?

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6 Responses to Grannies Log Cabin

  1. paddysdaughter says:

    I’m a sucker for a log cabin, so my favourites would be the traditional all pieced one. I made one some years ago for my daughter in greens which is still going strong and is much loved. I should do another with all my scraps…….Sue McB

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    • virtualquilter says:

      Sue,
      I love both Log Cabin and the Fans, but have never made either except as part of a group for the Log Cabin, and blocks to use in samplers for the fans.
      Judy B

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  2. averyclaire says:

    Interesting comparison…it really looks great. Good job.
    I love log cabins and fans!

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  3. averyclaire says:

    Now that I have had time to study the two designs, I think I prefer the log cabin. Wonder what it would look like if you did the same colorations in the fan quilt as you did in the log cabin? While I usually do not care for blue, I wonder if I am swayed by the coloration.

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    • virtualquilter says:

      Averyclaire
      I think we are very much swayed by colour, so it is interesting that sometimes we choose against our usual preference. I prefer this blue combination to the olive/yellow combination I have used in the Log Cabin series, but I would normally stay away from blue!
      Judy B

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