Black and Gold Logs and Lillies 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

Today’s designs are either wholecloth Log Cabin or the back of pieced Log Cabin quilts.

More accurately the second and third are Log Cabin designs, the first and the last two are Courthouse Steps.

I have been sitting at a computer and playing with quilt designs for anything from a few minutes to a couple of hours most days over the last 10 years, and I am still amazed at the difference a few twists and turns of blocks make to a favourite traditional quilt.

So far in this project file all I have done is use the Symmetry tool in Electric Quilt to do the twisting and turning … which you will find just to the right of the rotate and Flip tools on the Quilt Worktable.

The Symmetry tool works with asymmetrical blocks, but you will not notice the difference with symmetrical blocks … unless you colour the block to make it appear to be asymmetrical perhaps!

That last bit was just a thought that popped into my head as I was typing, and requires at least one more coffee and a hot day to think about, and I might just be able to organise that, though Mother Nature is expected to provide the hot day … but i have to make the coffee myself. Then I will let my fingers do the playing!

More Log Cabin designs next week … I am about to make that coffee, shut the doors and windows, turn on the air conditioner and hibernate until sunset, and maybe after, as the forecast is for a hot night too.


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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5 Responses to Black and Gold Logs and Lillies 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

  1. cindythequilter says:

    I am just finishing up piecing the last 12 blocks for a king size log cabin and I think I might use the third design that you have shown today as the quilting design. I really like this and using the blocks on the front as the grid to quilt it would be an easy way to do it. I really like these.


  2. Marie says:

    I think Thursday night was the hottest I can remember. Our air cons are getting a real workout!
    The backings look interesting. Just shows you how many applications of the blocks you can use.


    • Marie,

      Glad you are surviving the weather!

      Playing with the quilting of Log Cabins and ignoring the strips of contracting fabric opened up yet another Pandora’s box … I would never have thought that the Log Cabin outlines would be an interesting quilting motif without the strips!

      Judy B


    • Had an email from Joy this morning to say Val Brearly, one of the Moonta girls who came to retreats for many years, passed away a few weeks ago. Our numbers are dwindling!

      On a happier note I had my teeth out a couple of weeks ago, and on Tuesday I had to go back to the specialist for the post op check up. We had other things on the to do list, and brian took me to West LAkes, because on the day the teeth came out he had to go down there for an appointment with our financial advisor, and noticed there were several jewelry shops … we counted seven … and I have been looking for a gold chain.

      So we were wandering from shop to shop when a familiar person wandered the opposite direction … Margaret Marshall … Brian carried on wandering around lining up the route to the next jewellers while Margaret and I talked about lots, and nothing anybody else would understand, until we decided we should find our respective husbands and get on with the tasks we were there for.

      Judy B

      Virtual Quilter


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