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October 13, 2021
Cabin Fever Quilted 51, 52, 53, 54, 55 from Virtual Quilter

Wednesday already, so here are some Log Cabin designs to study during a coffee break.

I think I would like most of the quilting designs on these quilts as whole cloth designs … or a real quilt could be used upside down.

I have used a lot of light fabrics so the quilting shows clearly, but in a real quilt I would probably quilt the dark blocks following the seam lines, and use more decorative lines in the light pieces. The one above is very similar to the one below, but with less dark fabrics … and one quilted design worked the ...

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October 6, 2021
Logs on the Road 36, 37, 38, 39, 40 from Virtual Quilter

Simple but impressive in my view.

All of the designs in this project file are fairly simple, but I like them …

… but I am not too sure that the blank space in the centre of the one above!

I like the dark centre in the one above.

However, I sort of like the white centre in the last design, maybe because it has more dark around it.

No more Log Cabin designs this week, but there will be more next week as usual

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September 29, 2021
Less Logs in the Cabin 91, 92 from Virtual Quilter


Not a lot of change of the first, but I like the change.

In the third one I think there is just one block which hasn’t been changed!

The one above is the second design with four blocks turned around to face the opposite direction.

Once again, the last design for this week’s mid week retreat has the same centre block as all the others.

I think I like the third one the best, but can see all sorts of changes I will make to all of these designs for future Log Cabin mid week retreats! Especially ...

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September 22, 2021
Log Cabin Mixed 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 from Virtual Quilter

This week’s Log Cabin project file has a collection of different Log Cabin blocks, and the design above is mostly Chimney’s and Cornerstones with and without curves. I like the first design!

Still lots of Chimneys and Cornerstones in the second, but a bit more variety in the Log Cabin variations.

All the ones above have two variations of Courthouse Steps.

Love the one above … my favourite for today!

An interesting design to finish off today.

More Log Cabin designs mid week, next week.

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September 15, 2021
Logs on Point 71, 72, 73, 74, 75 from Virtual Quilter

Middle of another week already!

Second design is very interesting.

So is the next design!

Is it a four petal flower, or a propeller?

The one above might work with several colours instead of just two, but what colour combination?

I love the wavy border in the last Log Cabin design for this week.

As I added the deigns I thought the second would be my favourite, then the third, then the fourth … seeing them all together I have decided that that are equal winners.

More Log Cabin designs mid week, next week.

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September 8, 2021
Red and White Log Jam 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 from Virtual Quilter

The theme of the week is red and white quilts, and the local sports colours are red and white, and so a new project file was born yesterday so it could make it’s first appearance today.

This project has just three colourways of the Log Cabin block … red and white, all red and all white.

Love the third design.

I am often disappointed with the variety of designs in real quilts I see in exhibitions, in magazines and books, but then I love a few of the favourites from way back when I am not playing with blocks to ...

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September 1, 2021
Logs on Point in Purple 56, 57, 58, 59, 60 from Virtual Quilter

I like the green, but it could be replaced with orange, yellow, pink, blue, violet, …. or the purple could be replaced!

I think the second one would look interesting in a straight setting.

Or with the colours reversed and a few blocks changed!

the one above is interesting, but the centre could use a bit of bright!

I like them all, but the last one is my favourite for the day.

That is all for this week, but I will share more Log Cabin designs mid week, next week.

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August 11, 2021
Cabin Fever Isolation Area 46, 47, 48, 49, 50 from Virtual Quilter

Middle of the week and there are five Log Cabin designs for you to study over a coffee break.

I like the first one.

All the blocks are Curved Log Cabin blocks, also known as Thick and Thin Log Cabin, some with light one side and dark the other, others are all either light or dark.

I like the one above too …

… but the last one is my pick of the day.

More Log Cabin designs next week … mid week.

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August 4, 2021
Logs at Lochiel 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 from Virtual Quilter

I decided to try some Log Cabin quilt designs in shades of pink because I have rarely seen pink Log Cabin quilts … or pink logs to build real cabins either.

Pink is not my favourite colour, but it always looks pretty and feminine.

In the three designs so far the small changes are making small improvements to the designs.

I am liking the designs more with each change so far.

The last design for today has a big change, and I like it a lot.

That is all for this week … more Log Cabin quilt designs next week, mid week.

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July 28, 2021
Bundaleer Logs 36, 37, 38, 39, 40 from Virtual Quilter

Middle of the week, time to have a look at some Log Cabin quilt designs.

I like the second one.

I like the third one too.

Like this one more.

Love the last one for this week!

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July 21, 2021
Logs on the Road 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 from Virtual Quilter

I like the first design for this weeks 5 minute retreat from the world around us.

Interesting design above, but I think there is something missing. Too much space for quilting, even for me!

Like the middle design for today … just a slight alteration to the second!

Another interesting one.

I have just spent about twenty minutes playing with designs in this project file, and have saved about twenty new designs. I think I just might have to make another coffee, and then add some more!

That is all for this week, but there will be more Log Cabin design ...

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July 14, 2021
Cornerstones + 66, 67, 68, 69, 70 from Virtual Quilter


Love the second one! I would love it with just plain old Log Cabin blocks too.

The middle design for this week’s five minute retreat from the rest of the world is a nice one.

Interesting! And my coffee cup is empty, so will have to get a refill before I add the last design for today.

Love the last design for today. There will be more next week, mid week.

I should have added four more all dark blocks to my favourite design for this week … the middle one in the top row of the group photo ...

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July 4, 2021
Virtual Quilt Challenge. Log Cabins. from Virtual Quilter

The challenge is to draw the four Log Cabin block variations shown above, and then colour them in with your choice of fabrics.

You will need a 9×9 grid, easiest to work with a 9 inch block. The first three can be drawn with Snap Points and Graph Paper set at 9, but the Curved Log Cabin, or Thick and Thin Log Cabin, is easier with Snap Points and Graph Paper set at 36, or even 72.

Next step is to choose fabrics, and start playing with the blocks in quilt designs.

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June 30, 2021
Log Cabin Mixed 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 from Virtual Quilter

I started this project file day while staying in a motel by finding or drafting variations of the Log Cabin block, then finding some fabrics in the EQ Library.

It then got forgotten for nearly two years, until I found it yesterday when I started playing with the blocks.

I find that once I get a collection of blocks together, with fabrics added, the quilt designs flow pretty easily.

It would be interesting to see an exhibition of a large collection of Log Cabin quilts, all different designs, maybe with groups of five to ten using the same fabrics.

It ...

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June 27, 2021
Oh Scrap! : Under the Needle from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 This last week, I spent one whole day sewing with a friend.  It has been well over a year since we have gotten together and it was such an enjoyable time.

I didn't realize how much I had missed my quilty friends.

We sewed at her house...which means I had access to her scrap baskets.  I was looking through one and saw a bunch of bright colored strings all clipped toegether.  I asked her if they had a home.  I also grabbed some squares that had been stacked together.

I needed a leader/ender project to work on ...

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June 23, 2021
Log Jam 101, 102, 103, 104, 105 from Virtual Quilter

Middle of another week already!

Every week I show some Log Cabin designs, and pretty much every week I think of something different I should try. This week I am thinking that I really should start a new file with just the basic Log Cabin blocks but with the dark fabrics on the opposite side of the block.

So you can guess what I will be doing during at least on coffee break today.

But first, I have to concentrate on today’s post for you to enjoy during your coffee break.

I think I like the last one best ...

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June 16, 2021
Log Cabin Baby Blocks 66, 67, 68, 69, 70 from Virtual Quilter

Interesting … how many stars are there mixed up there?

Same design, different colouring, and the dark star has lost a lot of impact!

I can spend half an hour changing blocks within this layout, and like them all enough to save them, and get cross when I change one before I hit the save button!

Love the design above, though I haven’t used a colour scheme I would ever live with.

I might have to try some prettier colours in my Log Cabin designs, then i might be tempted to make some of them!

The one in the top ...

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June 9, 2021
Log Heap 46, 47, 48, 49, 50 from Virtual Quilter

Interesting … and likable.

Not many alternative colour placements in the second design, but they make an impact on the overall design.

A lot more all dark blocks in the one above.

I like the design above … much lighter than the previous one.

Much darker again, but I like the last design for today’s Log Cabin retreat.

My favorites are the two on the left of the gallery … what is/are yours?

More Log Cabin designs mid week, next week.

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May 19, 2021
Cabin Fever 116, 117, 118, 119, 120 from Virtual Quilter

Interesting design to start this weeks collection of Log Cabin Quilt designs.

Another interesting design … love the little waves along the diagonal.

The waves are still there, but a very different centre in the one above.

I think the one above is my favourite for today.

Well, I thought the fourth design was my favourite, but I am a woman, and I have changed my mind!

One thing I won’t change my mind about is that I love being able to see all five designs together after seeing each one separately.

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May 16, 2021
Oh Scrap! : A Little of Everything from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 The Spring weather has been absolutely lovely here in Oregon so I haven't been in my sewing room very much.  When I do go in there, I find myself not very focused on anything specific.

With all of my red RSC blocks completed for May, I went back and sewed a couple blocks in blue that I didn't get completed in April.  I think I want to make two more blocks in some different shades.

And I completed another log cabin block in blue to go with the green one I completed last month.  These take FOREVER to ...

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