Monday, February 16, 2009

Log Cabin Houses

Log cabin is probably one of the most popular quilt patterns and many people's first quilt. I have made a few myself, but became interested once again when in January, our guild, The Cotton Boll Quilters, had Flavin Glover for our guest speaker. She is famous for her log cabin quilts and pieced borders. Now mind you, these are not just anybody's log cabin blocks.
I went to her website and she had this free pattern so I decided to try it.
It was a much larger project - in time - than I had imagined! First of all, these blocks finish at 4 1/2" so you can imagine the small strips that are cut - 1" strips. First I tried paper piecing some of them and that seemed so time consuming that I began piecing the blocks the traditional method, cutting each piece to size. All in all, it did not save any time but I think I prefer that method. It has been another lesson in precision piecing for me but so far so good. As you can see, I am not quite finished with the houses but just wanted to post a little progress.
And, to even add more to this, there is a very interesting pieced border when all the houses are complete.............hopefully more to come next week on the progress!

1 comment:

Nancy in GA said...

OK Judy I am really impressed. These houses are great.
Looking good!