Less strips in a Log Cabin block could make smaller blocks, or big quilts more quickly using wider strips.
However, I was a bit doubtful about how effective the designs might be … but I am finding that the designs themselves are fine, and I found some different ways to use the light and dark shading in the blocks too.
I rather like the border effect created with just one strip of dark added to an otherwise all light block.
I am going to have to add that modification to some of the Log Cabin series which use four rounds of strips around the centre.
A challenge for you … if you are making a Log Cabin quilt in the new year, don’t make one of the traditional favourite designs … there must be billions of ways to use Log Cabin blocks in a quilt, and I intend showing you a few every week, in the middle of the week.
I have shared nearly 1,500 designs, including quite a few with all identical blocks in the traditional half light/half dark … Might have to plan a longer mid-week retreat to mark that milestone in just a couple of weeks time!
I like the second one best of today’s selection.