Not too sure if this is the back of a Log Cabin quilt, or a whole cloth quilt using Log Cabin patterns!
I think the attraction of adding a third dimension to a quilt top is the most exciting part of making a quilt. Painters have to add many layers of paint to get real depth, or rely on their use of contrast to depict depth … quiltmakers can create a flat pice of fabric, add wadding and a backing fabric to make a practical, warm item, but then add the third dimension by quilting, at the same time adding a line drawing to the back of the quilt.
I love the idea that we can make a quilt which can look great on both sides, while still performing the same function of keeping people warm.
If it is the back of a Log Cabin quilt, is there applique on the front? Or just applique like design in over the blocks.
What it might look like if the colours are reversed.
(Note the absence of quilting in the ditch. The seam lines appear on solid black, but I never quilt in the ditch.)
Whatever design I put onto the quilt top dictates to a large degree what I use as a quilting design, so that the pieced and applique design appears on the back of the quilt as a line drawing.
In blank spaces on the front I will add a motif, with filler to anchor any spaces between the outlines of pieces and the quilting motifs. A filler design should not be very interesting in itself … it’s function is to hold the layers together between the features we have added using piecing, applique and quilting. There might also be some embroidery and other added embellishments … the filler simply fills in gaps and gives a place for our eyes to rest between the more ornate parts of the design.
This is how I might quilt a Log Cabin quilt top, emphasizing some of the logs, but adding motifs over the piecing, usually on the light area of the block.
My next trick should be adding the pieced front!
In the meantime, if you go back to these posts, I am still accepting comments for the giveaway of some PDF printable patterns and some EQ7 project files.
(please note that After Pompeii is not the giveaway)