Another one I love.
One applique shape in all but one border … that one border has a few round beads added.
Adding more shapes could lead to lots of fun when stringing virtual fabric beads, just like it does when stringing real beads.
I started this series simply so that the beads looked a little like they were scrappy fabrics, but still added several Batik fabrics to get what I wanted.
I like the variation of background fabrics too.
20 all light blocks, 8 all dark blocks, 16 blocks with both light and dark fabrics.
Now there are 24 blocks with light and dark fabrics, 20 all light, 8 all dark.
Now there are 25 blocks with light and dark fabrics, 16 all light, 8 all dark … similar to the last one.
The one above is my favourite.
Now the mixed colour blocks are starting to vary, with 16 light, 8 dark blocks.
25 mixed, 8 dark, 16 light in the last.
More Log Cabin Quilt designs next week, mid week.
Same quilt design, different looks.
All applique, all quilting … and sometimes a mixture of the two.
One of my regular visitors left this comment …
“For some reason this appears as if the whole center including the twisted rope border is set slightly “skewed” or “crooked” in the outer borders. Maybe I just need to straighten my glasses.”
I had noticed the same thing, but dismissed it at the time as I was in a hurry to share a design that day, or I was doing it before the coffee had kicked in for the day.
When I read the comment I had another look at the design in EQ, printed it out, and it was an optical illusion … everything was squared up correctly, all the borders were the same width all the way around the quilt … but it still looked like it was drunk.
Eventually I started playing with the design, and it is that rope border causing an optical illusion … and with a bit of twisting and turning the rope I reversed the illusion, but it still looks out of whack, just tipped the other way.
Some more twisting and turning and I now have a quilt deign which looks balanced, and I feel as though the coffee has kicked in … as it should, as I have had three coffee breaks to fix the illusion!
Note to self, and anybody else using a rope border … give the rope a twist in the centre of each side.
Combination of curved piecing and quilting.
I like it!