The centre square of the Log Cabin block represents the centre of the home, the hearth. This variation has squares running diagonally across the block, so that there is a square in each corner of a round of logs. I guess the theory is that it makes for a much stronger building with all those cornerstones. The block is also called Chimneys and Cornerstones.
It works quite well in some of the simpler layouts of Log Cabin blocks, like all time favourite Barnraising but is a little busy used in something like this …….
……. which becomes this!
You will not be seeing a huge number of quilt designs using this block in future Mid Week Retreats amongst all the other Log Cabin variations, but it will turn up with a few variations of its own.
This block will not make an appearance in the Mystery Log Cabin Quilt starting in a few weeks, so that’s part of the mystery cleared up!
It will turn up when I throw everything into the pot on the hearth and mix it all up!
That’s it! Enough Log Cabin variations ……. until next week ….. and just a one day Mid Week Retreat. By then the Courthouse Steps project file will be sorted out.