I often use vintage and antique quilts as inspiration for new. I had a plan for my next quilt using these fabrics.
But I changed my mind. I was looking through files of my other quilts and I remembered two quilts that I finished a few years ago, and I was inspired to change my plan and do a variation on them.
Here is a post about several of the log cabin quilt tops in my vintage collection. https://timquilts.com/2014/07/28/vintage-log-cabins-and-butterflies/
The block is simple. Usually a square in the center surrounded by “logs” of increasing size, and usually light fabrics on one side and dark on the other.
Here is one of the quilts That inspired my new quilt.
It might not be easy to see the log cabin connection here because I had to add the large X to fix this quilt. Here it was before
It was made with a few strips in the center rather than a square but the “logs” were added around the center like you would a log cabin, in this case light and dark were mixed together.
I had to cut it apart to get all the extra fullness out of the center, and then add the dark blue sashing to make it work.
Here is a post about how I did that https://timquilts.com/2012/07/11/flattening-a-quilt-top/
The next quilt is similar
This was a real wonky mess and I did not try to fix it, I worked with the wonkiness, Here it is before quilting.
Here is a post about how I did the quilting https://timquilts.com/2012/09/27/fast-finish/
The was done like a log cabin but the logs were done with 3 strips sewn together
I am doing the new one with the traditional division of light and dark fabric. First I cut the 20 fat quarters into 2 inch wide strips and kept them in 2 groups, light and dark.
I started with a 12 inch strip for the center rather than a square and then pieced as you would a standard log cabin.
I have only a small bit done, I will keep adding row after row and make a whole quilt top with one large block.
I will post more pictures as it grows.