The rest of the country is back to normal work day today, but here it is time to settle in for day two of the extended Mid Week Log Cabin Retreat for quilters!
There are several variations of Log Cabin which use curved pieces, so I wasn’t happy with calling this series Curved Log Cabin although that is the most often used name for this block. It is also called Offset, and I was tempted to call it Lop-sided Log Cabin, but that just brought a picture of a derelict house into my head!
Then someone mentioned Thick and Thin Log Cabin, and I thought it was the simplest explanation for what gives this block so much appeal ….. thick logs one side, thin logs the other. It is still made exactly the same as the traditional Log Cabin block, working around the centre square, which becomes offset, off to the side, lop-sided or what ever words you like, but the visual impact when the blocks are put together is of curves.
Whoever did this first, thank you …… you gave quilters a wonderful new variation of Log Cabin to play with and get something like this!
Not bad! In my never humble opinion anyway. Would you like to see another one? You couldn’t stop me if you wanted too, so begging is not required.
Of course, all the blocks so far have thin dark logs and thick light logs, bu they can be reversed so that the second layout becomes this!
This one made me stop and take a breath while twisting and turning ….. rather exciting.
I could have started with the thick dark logs, so here is another variation starting with thick dark logs…………
……………..then swapping them for blocks with thick light logs.
I have abbreviated Thick and Thin Logs to TNT Logs for the picture files …………. now there’s an easy way to make a lop-sided Log Cabin!