Log Cabin, Leaf Central 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Log Cabin, Leaf Central 1

Simple arrangement of blocks … with big central squares.

Log Cabin, Leaf Central 2

Add some leaves.

Log Cabin, Leaf Central 3

Twist and turn four blocks inside out.

Log Cabin, Leaf Central 4

Twist and turn eight more blocks

Log Cabin, Leaf Central 5

 

And so it goes … now, what will happen if I add a variety of background blocks … maybe just change the position of the colours … add more variety to the leaves …

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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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12 Responses to Log Cabin, Leaf Central 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

  1. cindythequilter says:

    I absolutely love the last one! It is amazing what turning the blocks accomplishes

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    • Cindy,

      I impressed myself when I started playing with this idea … and I don’t think the leaves are very special applique designs, but with some work will do nicely to show some of the possibilities. The leaves could also be quilted, or embroidered.

      Judy B

      On 29 April 2015 at 10:30, Virtual Quilter wrote:

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  2. birdnana14425 says:

    very interesting…thanks for another lesson…gotta clear the ole brain to see out of the box…. Hugs

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  3. I actually like all of the variations without the leaves. For me, they distract from the beauty of the gradient designs. I’d rather see quilting than applique enhance this particular series.

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    • Laura,

      Quilting the designs is an option, along with embroidery, either simple outlines or much more elaborate machine … or anything in between. Not to mention some appliqued blocks … some plain. I must add some un-embellised blocks to the mix!

      Judy B

      On 29 April 2015 at 12:18, Virtual Quilter wrote:

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  4. averyclaire says:

    I love the leaf patterns in these. Really pretty.

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    • Averyclaire,

      Thank you … looking at the leaf shapes they are mostly northern hemisphere shapes, so I must add some native Australian shapes to the mix too!

      Judy B

      On 29 April 2015 at 22:21, Virtual Quilter wrote:

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  5. Vicki W says:

    That would be a great way to use sun printed leaf fabrics.

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  6. Marie says:

    I was debating about the leaf comment when I remembered the first Log Cabin quilt I made was a block of the month. The large background Log Cabin was completed first then the applique of different themes was sewn on afterwards. It was years ago, I don’t think it’s even available any more. The varieties you have created already are interesting.

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    • Marie,

      I remember that … I must have been one of the few quilters around who didn’t make up that pattern … lovely design! Not as versatile as this variation on the theme as the applique was done on the light area when four blocks were placed together.

      Judy B

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