Logs on Point

Got a question for all those who join this Mid Week Retreat at the Log Cabin.

This is a long post, so you might like to make a coffee before you go any further, or fill a glass.

What if …… Log Cabin blocks are used on point?

It’s OK, I suppose.

(Note that my nose is turned up as I type.)

I am going to show a few of the steps I went through before I decided to introduce this series of designs to this virtual quilt show.

A new way of looking at Straight Furrows!

So what happens to Barnraising …. it’s going to come out square isn’t it?

Well, it would, but there is a problem getting around corners which will  restrict the possibilities somewhat.

What if ….. I introduce some variations of the Courthouse Steps block?

Three sides dark, one light……

………tidied up the some of the corners, but need three sides light, one dark to fix the others.

And I will throw an all light block in the middle to tidy it all up.

Looking good. The Traditional Log Cabin block needs some help, but I like the diagonal lines created by the seams. Makes for an interesting variation!

Let’s clear the deck and start again!

Even with all the blocks in all light fabrics we get those wonderful diagonal seam lines.

What would you quilt on it? Sorry, that’s two questions today.

It could be a blank canvas for a machine quilter, but I like designing with a variety of blocks, so to me it looks like a canvas that needs more variety in the blocks.

I have used Log Cabin blocks to build up a border, and used four all dark blocks in the corner, but I think I like the corner squares off, so lets add the all dark blocks elsewhere.

Having found out that the basic block needs some help I think I can use pretty much all the variations  I have used in the series so far.

Probably time to refill the coffee or the glass!

There will be a second post shortly with some of the more exciting designs I have found so far!.

Next week I will give you a shopping list for a mystery quilt.

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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