What's not to love, about log cabins?.. i really can't think of a thing, can you??
how adorable is this little one??
imagine what it looks like, on the inside....
a nice big fire place, cast iron pots and rustic furniture.. so warm & inviting, my kinda place.
the only thing that's missing, is a quilt, or two...
which leads me to the subject of quilts.. in particular, log cabin quilts.
In case you haven't guessed, i've got a soft spot for log cabin quilts. It was the first quilt i ever made, a rather ambitious queen size log cabin quilt. I still love that quilt, it's so nice to snuggle under :))
ten years later, i made my second log cabin quilt.. a much smaller one, this time.
i couldn't resist.. it begged to be reproduced.
I wasn't sure how big the blocks would finish, so i started off by making two blocks.
The log cabin block on the left finished at 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" and the smaller one, on the right measures 3 1/4" x 3 1/4".... it's amazing what a difference a 1/4 inch makes.
I like working small, so i decided to go with the smaller block.
i made the centre four blocks, first...
before long, four blocks were made and joined...
the first row was finished.
twenty-four blocks later, and a little more than 24 hours later..
the quilt top flimsy was pieced...
another 24 hours later... quilted, bound and finished :))
After washing, this little quilt measures 11" x 16 1/2"... and in case you're wondering, i used 23 different fabrics, from my stash.
It was a fun little project and i love the look of the haphazard 'make-do' blocks, don't you??
It's been two weeks since i made that little 'repro' quilt and i find i'm still in the mood for making more log cabin blocks... could i have a touch of cabin fever??
if that's the case, well.. there's no point in fighting it.
So, i've gone ahead and cut 24 little red blocks... for the centres.
the first block is made... only 23 blocks to go...
it's going to be a small log cabin quilt, with a twist :)))