All quilters, at least 99.99% that I have met so far, have this burning desire to start a new project before she, or he, completes the current one. Sometimes we just get bored. Some of us are ADHD and jump from one project to another, sometimes working on three or four all in the same day. Sounds crazy eh? Yeah, I think we are. So I started this Log Cabin block about three years ago. I wanted to do a black, white, and red quilt and I wanted to do this pattern. So I started it, made six blocks and then I went on to another project. I have no idea what it was. These blocks were buried somewhere in my studio, only to be unearthed several times. Each time I saw them I wanted to finish the project, but (sigh) it didn’t happen. So here comes 2012, and I tell myself to finish some projects already.
Ok, so I find the log cabin blocks and decide I didn’t really want to make any more blocks, but I would like to make a wall quilt, or a table topper to sell at the upcoming craft fair. So the first block shown here is the actual block called log cabin. The traditional Log Cabin block consists of a center square surrounded by light and dark strips. To enhance the theory of the block representing a log cabin, quilters were told that the center square – usually constructed with a red fabric – represented the warmth of the hearth. The strips surrounding the fire are the logs of a log cabin house; light logs represent the light coming through the window and the dark logs, the dark recesses of the room.
This is my arrangement with three borders to finish off. Now I have to decide how to quilt it. Any suggestions out there?