Log Cabin Quilting 1, 2 and 3

Cabin Fever Quilting 1

This collection is dedicated to those who have been confined to their cabins during a long cold winter … while we occasionally roasted under a midday sun.

Log Cabin blocks with spring flowers used in the quilting designs

Cabin Fever Quilting 2


I replaced the four Chimneys and Cornerstones blocks and added some quilting …

Cabin Fever Quilting 3

… which would look like the above if you used a light coloured backing and used the quilt upside down.

An alternative is to make all the Log Cabin blocks in pale colours.

Cabin Fever Quilting 4

Change the patchwork designs, and then the quilting design.

Cabin Fever Quilting 5

I like them!

Cabin Fever Quilting 6


I like the back view too!

I can also see lots of modifications I could make to all of the above.

The modifications may not make them better, but will be fun playing … though the play session will have to start with a drawing session so I have more quilting designs to play with.


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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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6 Responses to Log Cabin Quilting 1, 2 and 3

  1. Why, Judy…thanks for thinking of us snow bound folks! Although the weather has been very early spring like lately.


    • Laura,

      So nice to know it is starting to warm up! It is starting to cool a little here, though it has been generally mild this summer with a few days here and there of scorchers. That is almost worse than a prolonged hot spell!

      Judy B

      On 11 March 2015 at 13:54, Virtual Quilter wrote:



  2. Marie says:

    Interesting concept of your introduction of the quilting design in Log Cabins. Was the intention to make them as visible, using a contrasting (but also matching) thread? They would look good in any colour. How would you do it with a scrappy Log Cabin? Just a Dark thread? They all look very nice.


    • Marie,

      I would use a contrast thread for the floral, swirly, or whatever part of the quilting design, with a thread which will pretty much disappear where the design just follows the logs. I have used a darker thread all over which shows up on the light side but disappears on the dark side, which is w the effect I would like on a real quilt.

      For a scrappy quilt, I would do much the same … probably a very dark thread which would show reasonably well on the lights, but less clearly on the darks. I don’t think the quilting would stand out quite as much against a scrappy background, though it depends on how busy the prints are and how many multi coloured prints there are. Carefully sorted scraps of mainly tone on tone and muted prints would be better than just using a bit of everything in the scrap box … I would just use an all over design for them.

      Just a thought … if all the mixed scraps were dark, and the light side all the same light fabric the fancy quilting design would show up well.

      Judy B

      On 12 March 2015 at 06:33, Virtual Quilter wrote:



  3. These are absolutely gorgeous. The dark thread on the light areas is really beautiful. I agree about the thread choices for scrappy quilts. There are just soooo many choices out there that you have to try/experiment to find the one that absolutely knocks your socks off. Using EQ7 really helps to visualize ideas instead of trying each and every one on fabric (less expensive too). And we get to benefit from your experimenting! Love the quilting world where it is all about sharing!


    • Cindy,

      The only thing to remember with quilting lines in EQ is that they are nowhere near as thick in real life than they are in EQ … a single thread would be invisible in EQ, so what we see in EQ is quilting done with a bulky knit yarn … but is is still a good indication of what real quilting in our usual quilting threads will look like.

      Judy B

      On 16 March 2015 at 03:17, Virtual Quilter wrote:



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