"Build Your Best Log Cabin"
Here is my take on it ......Downloading a book makes it easy to get patterns for basic block ideas. Having made the log cabin block a lot, I appreciated learning about the ‘yellow’ center folklore being a ‘window’. I also liked having the level of difficulty noted on each pattern, but missed seeing any pressing instructions for each type of block. The extra tips for finishing are a nice touch.
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It reminds me of the many log cabin blocks I've made, specifically within the context of my 'Walla Walla' symbolic designs.
A traditional log cabin and the quarter log cabins.
This was the first design of a 'W W' to make a baby quilt. It might also be called a Zig Zag if turned sideways. I made several of these for babies born to Walla Walla College or University graduates or employees. Then made pot holder or table trivets with a symbolic purple center (grapes), cream colored logs representing wheat fields, green colored logs representing grape leaves, wood grain binding representing grape vines.
I then extended the idea with this W W ...and just used the Log Cabin blocks in the top and bottom row. The single blocks used throughout the rest of the quilt are symbolize elements in our area or within school. This quilt was purchased by an educator who has become a dear friend. She now uses it to tell stories with students.
It morphed into this one that uses some quarter-log cabin blocks, some rail fence blocks and the traditional log cabin blocks on the top and bottom.
The possibilities are endless with the log cabin block. So much fun to be had. Enjoy the free-download if you're curious about getting started with a log cabin block and find a few fun ways they have described to put it together.
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