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August 14, 2019
Logs on the Pile 61, 62, 63, 64, 65 from Virtual Quilter

Mid week again already, and as usual some Log Cabin variations to look at.

Some interesting affects in all of the designs.

They don’t come more different to the one above!

That’s the lot this week … more next week, mid week.

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August 7, 2019
Cabin Fever 106, 107, 108, 109, 110 from Virtual Quilter

This project file has several variations of Log Cabin blocks which I mix up to create an ever growing collection of designs.

I would find it much more interesting to make four identical versions of block a, plus four each of two colour variations, sixteen block b, twenty block c … until you have the required number of blocks.

As an added bonus, you could try arranging the blocks differently to the original design. I issued a real challenge to make 25 assorted Log Cabin blocks to make up a small quilt, and at the time I handed out the first ...

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July 31, 2019
Less Logs in the Cabin 76, 77, 78, 79, 80 from Virtual Quilter

My mid week retreat isn’t quite the same as a real retreat, but it is always worth taking at least a few minutes out of the day to look at quilt designs and dream about the next quilt.

Second one is similar tot he first … at first glance, but the first has 16 Curved Log Cabin, or Thick and Thin Log Cabin blocks … this second one has none.

I love the outer row of blocks above.

Very interesting!

Love the two borders using Courthouse Steps blocks with just one side in darker fabrics!

That’s all for this week ...

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July 24, 2019
City Courthouse 86, 87, 88, 89, 90 from Virtual Quilter

The first three designs for this weeks Mid Week Log Cabin Retreat are very similar.

Eight blocks have changed for the second design.

Just four blocks changed for the one above.

I am not going to try to count the number of blocks changed for the fourth design for the day.

When I opened this project file there were just five designs left to share, but I have added enough for another mid week retreat sometime in the future.

More Log Cabin designs in the middle of next week … though I have to attend and then recover from a real ...

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July 17, 2019
Log Jam 86, 87, 88, 89, 90 from Virtual Quilter

I like it! Colours are not inspiring, but the design works.

Don’t like this one as much as the first one!

That is better!

Not my favourite!

And the last one for this week’s Log Cabin Mid Week Retreat is my favourite from this lot!

More log Cabin deigns, mid week, next week.

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July 10, 2019
Hexie Logs 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 from Virtual Quilter

Instead of starting with a square in the centre, start with a hexagon, then add some applique here and there … and look what can happen!

And some of the blocks have more than the usual strips in the lightest fabric.

In the design above some of the blocks are a much larger centre hexagon with just one round of dark strips around applique.

Some of the Hexagons don’t even have a strip added, just applique.

In this project file I am doing all the things I do to square blocks … use background fabric more than in the basic block ...

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July 3, 2019
TNT Logs 51, 52, 53, 54, 55 from Virtual Quilter

This design uses just one of two colour variations of the Thick and Thin, or Curved Log Cabin block.

The second design uses the same arrangement of the blocks, but with the other colour variation of the blocks.

Looks like a warm winter quilt and a cool summer quilt … just use thick or thin wadding.

The warm version of a slightly different design …

… and the summer version of the same design.

I have the summer version of this design, but will leave it to you to try to imagine what it looks like until I share another five designs from ...

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June 5, 2019
Cabin Fever Quilted 51, 52, 53, 54, 55 from Virtual Quilter

Log Cabin blocks can create some wonderful designs in well coordinated fabrics, and the seam lines make a useful guide to quilting … but boring without a bit of contrast somewhere.

I like the contrast of the straight seam lines and the curved quilting lines.

With a solid back it would still look like a Log Cabin quilt, but with a few curves it has a lot more movement.

I like the one above.

The last one could be improved with some curved quilting in the centre!

That’s all folks … until mid week next week!

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May 29, 2019
Log Cabin Quilting 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 from Virtual Quilter

I like the idea of filling some of the lighter areas of Log Cabin quilts with some curved lines, but keeping most of the quilting on the straight and narrow, following the block design.

I like both of the above.

Like the one above too.

I have included some like the one above so the straight lines of the Log Cabin are more visible than they usually are on the dark side.

Like the last design for this weeks mid week retreat featuring Log Cabin designs … more next week!

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May 2, 2019
Hello Again . . . from Trends and Traditions

Hello Friends!

It has been 6 months since my last check in – How did that happen?  It might have something to do with this –

May 2 2019 038 adj

Yes, that is a stack of new quilts that I have been working!  And it seems whenever I am working on making the quilts for a new book and doing all the writing,  I have little time for anything else or can’t really show anything that I have been working on.  So, over the next couple weeks before Quilt Market, I’m going to do a few posts that share the new quilts.

I always ...

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May 1, 2019
TNT Logs + 76, 77, 78, 79, 80 from Virtual Quilter

Middle of the week, so time to share some Log Cabin designs.

Looks like the mice started eating the corners, but love the design overall.

Love this one …

… and here is the inside out view!

This project file has just 6 blocks, and I have used them to create over 500 designs. Some designs are minor variations of another design, some are totally different. Some look quite different even with a relatively minor change!

That is it for this week … and this post has given me an idea for the next Virtual Quilt Challenge, coming this next weekend.

And of ...

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April 24, 2019
Log Heap 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 from Virtual Quilter

It was the middle of the week, last week, when this should have appeared … but I was not only living without a surplus of electricity, but spent this day as kitchen maid to the shearer’s cook.

The first three designs are interesting … but then …

Now that is something different!

That is all I missed posting over the last ten days or so.

Hopefully, now I have caught up, I will return to a regular schedule, but I am not counting on it for a few days yet!

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April 17, 2019
Log Cabin Leaf Central 41, 42, 43, 44, 45 from Virtual Quilter

Mid week again … and time to hit the road again.



Amazing how time flies when you are having fun with friends … even non quilting friends!

It is autumn here now, though we get the wonderful leaf colours on very few trees around our area. Our main colour is dust at the end of a long, dry summer.

Nearly the end of the mid week Log cabin retreat this week …

…. but there will be more next week.

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March 27, 2019
Logs in the Pale 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 from Virtual Quilter

I love low contrast, and am amazed at how effective it can be.

The first four designs are rather similar, with just minor changes … the sort of changes we might have to make because we made four blocks using the wrong fabrics, maybe because we ran out of some fabrics

Unlike many of my designs, these would fit a modern minimalist decor.

I cannot pick a favourite from the first four designs.

I saved the best until last … love this one!

This is the lot for this week’s mini retreat, but there will be more mid week next week.

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March 20, 2019
Log Cabin Quilting 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 from Virtual Quilter

Colours … not inspiring me at all … but … I love this design.

The contrast is fine, and it shows off the quilting.

Like the first one … I love this one too.

Love it!

Could be more quilting on this one.

Love the last one.

More Log Cabin variations next week, mid week.

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March 6, 2019
Logs OP + 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 from Virtual Quilter

Middle of the week means it is time for a short break from the world to peruse some Log Cabin quilt designs.

Five designs today show a gradual change … each one is just a bit different from the one before, made different by swapping some blocks, and maybe making them twist and turn a bit.

I rather like the one above.

Usually I mix the virtual designs in each file so they appear here in a more random sequence, but sometimes I leave them as they appear so maybe you can see the progression.

So that is it for this ...

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February 27, 2019
Hexie Logs 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 from Virtual Quilter

Once I learned to throw away designs using just one block a whole new world opened up. Adding some applique to blocks normally pieced adds even more possibilities.

Love the first two designs.

In a perfect world I would spend one day designing, and the rest of the week making the quilts … though the days would have to be long to make one like these designs!

I suspect that even in that perfect world I would be tempted to ruin the time table with a bit of time designing every day, which would soon blow the time table for making ...

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February 13, 2019
Cornerstones 46, 47, 48, 49, 50 from Virtual Quilter

Middle of the week again, and this one has rolled around really quickly.

This project file features just one block, repeated over and over, and twisted and turned every which way.

The one above is interesting.

Love the one above, though I am thinking that the darkest fabric is just a little too dark.

My favourite for this week is the first one … or maybe the last one!

Or maybe the middle one!

More Log Cabin designs next week, mid week.

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February 6, 2019
Multi Colour Cabin 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 from Virtual Quilter

Did you notice how slowly the last week passed? It feels like two weeks since we had a mid week virtual Log Cabin Retreat.

Wish forgetting to put up some Log Cabin designs was all it took to slow down time!

It seems that every time I play in this project file I use the feature in EQ that allows us to rotate all the blocks … something I rarely do in any other project file.

I like the one above, though I think it would have to put it on the bed with the right hand side at the top ...

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January 23, 2019
TNT Logs + 71, 72, 73, 74, 75 from Virtual Quilter

It is the middle of a very hot week around my place, but thankfully the power supply has been steady so the air conditioner can do it’s job, and I can spend time playing with Electric Quilt.

I have tried to cull designs from this project file, but I think they are all reasonable designs, and illustrate how small changes can make big differences to the overall look of a quilt.

These designs use just four variations of the Thick and Thin Log Cabin, and those variations are just in colour placement.

The look would change totally with a ...

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