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November 30, 2022
Logs on Point 76, 77, 78, 79. 80 from Virtual Quilter

Too much dark, though if it was on a bed a lot of the dark would be overhang or scrunched up at the bottom corners.


My first thought when I opened up this design, which has been locked away since it was created about five years ago is that it looks like something a computer programmer would use to illustrate some new program.

The blocks used in these designs include Log Cabin, Courthouse Steps and Curved Log Cabin (or Thick and Thin, TNT)

Christmas must be coming … I see bonbons in the last design in this weeks Log Cabin ...

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November 9, 2022
Log Cabin Mix 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 from Virtual Quilter

Not a bit mix up in the first design.

More mixed up in the second, which I like because it is less boring to make a mixture of blocks rather than 64 identical blocks.

Looks like a willy-willy (or whirlwind) touched down in the sewing room.

Love the design above!

The last one is almost boring after the fourth one!

More Log Cabin designs mid week, next week.

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November 2, 2022
Log Heap 56, 57, 58, 59, 60 from Virtual Quilter

I like it! Colours are not great, but the contrast is fine.

Reminds me of the things they put up and call wind farms.

My favourite for today is the one above.

Don’t know why I saved the design above, but perhaps it was because I thought I could spend some time playing with the corners to make the overall design more interesting.

If you enjoy quilting there is an opportunity to play in the big yellow space.

More Log Cabin Quilt designs mid week, next week.

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October 19, 2022
Log Cabin 51, 52, 53, 54, 55 from Virtual Quilter

I share a lot of Log Cabin variations, and this project file is the most basic of them all.

The same block repeated over and over again, twisted and turned to create different designs.

I love some of the very basic traditional layouts, but it is so easy to place a few blocks inside out to create something different.

Even if you use exactly the same fabrics as others to make the blocks, you can make your blocks into something different.

I like the last two most of this week’s Log Cabin designs.

More Log Cabin designs, mid week ...

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October 12, 2022
Hexie Logs 31, 32, 32, 34, 35 from Virtual Quilter

You can start with a small hexagon, and add logs around it, though in some of the hexagons here there is applique added to larger hexagons.

I added some full sized hexagons with no logs, just applique, but most have log borders, sometimes one row, sometimes two.

I love the design above, though to be honest I love all of these.

The design possibilities are endless!

All I need is endless time to collect, sort, cut, etc. fabrics to try out just a tiny fraction of the designs I have shared so far.

I have just discovered that assorted shapes ...

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September 28, 2022
Bundaleer Logs 51, 52, 53, 54, 55 from Virtual Quilter

Time for another mid week five minute Log Cabin retreat … and I like the first design.

The second design is interesting.

The one above is a large Log Cabin representation of a four patch 16 x 16 block.

I like the one above too, but no chance of me making a 12 inch block version of this one!

Love the last one, though i am thinking that it could be a spider doing a waltz … or there was something extra in my coffee this morning!

More Log Cabin designs mid week next week.

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September 21, 2022
Log Cabin Blues 41, 42, 43, 44, 45 from Virtual Quilter


More interesting.

Very, very interesting. I like the change of colours too.

The centre looks like a white spider going around in circles!

Back to the softer colours, which when I first thought of it it seemed prettier, but now I think I should go back to the stronger colouring.

I am going to change the order to put them in the gallery so the darker ones are together, and bigger!

More Log Cabin designs mid week, next week.

Sorry this is late … the internet dongle wasn’t as ready to wake up as I was. A visit to ...

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September 14, 2022
Logs on Point in Purple 61, 62, 63, 64, 65 from Virtual Quilter

In this project file I am making just minor changes with each step, and saving every one of them. Some of the results are less than spectacular, to say the least, but it is interesting seeing the difference the small changes make.

I like the change from the first to the second design.

Oops, went back to the first and made a different change which is interesting, but I don’t like it as much as the first change.

Tired a bigger change this time, with interesting result.

Looks a bit like crowns on all four sides in the last ...

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September 7, 2022
Cornerstones + 81, 82, 83 84, 85 from Virtual Quilter


Very interesting … and the corners are leading my mind to some modifications to make for future reference.

All but eight of the blocks in the design above are identical, but I like what they do to the overall design.

I thought I would like it better with more light blocks in the corner, but have decided that I like the original.

Saved my favourite until last … though I think I would like it better on a table than on a bed.

That is all for this week’s Log Cabin mid week retreat … another collection of Log Cabin quilt ...

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August 31, 2022
Cabin Fever 126, 127, 128, 129, 130 from Virtual Quilter

In today’s selection of Log Cabin variations I have used just five variations, and one of them has been used just four times in one design.

The changes are rather subtle, but interesting.

The changes could be used in real quilts when we run out of one of the fabrics, and in the one above have to find a totally different fabric to finish the quilt.

I think the design above is my favourite of today’s section.

I love seeing how small changes of blocks and their placement, and orientation, can change a design.

That is all for ...

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August 24, 2022
Cabin Fever Isolation Area 56, 57, 58, 59, 60 from Virtual Quilter

As usual on Wednesdays I share more quilt designs than other days of the week so you can have a longer coffee break sometime during the day. This week while you have your very short retreat from the mad, mad world, I am in the middle of a Monday to Friday retreat with quilters , and maybe even doing a few stitches occasionally.

Not a lot of variety in the blocks used in the first two designs, but two very different results.

Another different but interesting design!

Different again … though I think I might be repeating myself.

My favourite in this ...

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August 10, 2022
Logs on Point + 106, 107, 108, 109, 110 from Virtual Quilter

The title of this project file indicates it uses on point settings and the plus sign indicates that the blocks include variations of the basic Log Cabin block.

The first design above uses variations of colouring mostly, but there are some Courthouse Steps blocks amongst them.

The second design is very similar, but with eight Curved Log Cabin blocks.

Four curves in the third, but there are also Chimneys and Cornerstones.

Sixteen Curved Log Cabin variations in the one above, along with some Courthouse Steps, and basic Log Cabin in the border.

I love the last two!

More Log Cabin ...

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August 3, 2022
Logs on the Road 51, 52, 53, 54, 55 from Virtual Quilter

In this project file I am trying to keep the designs simple, by simply using just three variations of the Log Cabin block … the traditional half light and half dark, plus all light and all dark. So far I have 130 designs in total.

In the second design four blocks were turned inside out, and I like the change.

Then I turned eight blocks inside out … interesting.

Like the one above, maybe because it was fun adding and taking away assorted blocks.

I love changing designs, and wonder why so many quilters are happy to make quilts exactly the same ...

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July 27, 2022
Logs at Lochiel 36, 37, 38, 39, 40 from Virtual Quilter

I have rarely seen a Log Cabin Quilt in pretty pink, but this project file is proof that it works.

Of course, the designs would work in other colours, but sometimes I like to break the mold.

The design above is very interesting … I like it!

Another very interesting design!

The last one is neat and tidy …

… but my favourite is the very interesting design on the left of the bottom row. More Log Cabin deigns mid week, next week to browse through during a short retreat from the world around us.

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July 13, 2022
Logs OP + 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 from Virtual Quilter

Wow, I like the first design in this mid week Log Cabin retreat!

Mmm … interesting.

The last three are like triplets … similar, but with a few little differences.

Which one would you choose?

If i had to choose one, I would use the first design of the day, but the last three would be good if I had to make quilts for triplets!

That is all for this weeks mid week Log Cabin retreat … only long enough for a coffee break, no long lazy day reading in a nice warm spot.

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July 6, 2022
Logs on the Pile 76, 77, 78, 79, 80 from Virtual Quilter

Mostly Chimneys and Cornerstones blocks in the first design, but tipped on point in this project file.

Not many Chimneys and Cornerstones in the second design, but some Curved Log Cabins.

It is going to be hard to pick a favourite today … maybe the one above …

… or maybe the one above!

There are not too many variations of the Log Cabin block not represented in these designs.

More Log Cabin quilt designs next week … mid week.

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June 23, 2022
Log Cabin Baby Blocks 76, 77, 78, 79, 80 from Virtual Quilter

I like the first design of this week’s Log Cabin retreat!

Not too sure about that dark background colour, but love the windmill in the centre.


Prefer the one above this one … too much dark in the centre.

I do like the last one … well, the last Log Cabin design for this week.

More Log Cabin designs next week, mid week.

Ooops … this was meant to be scheduled for yesterday, not today! My only excuse is that I am retired, and every day is Sunday … especially when I am trying to schedule two or three days ahead of ...

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June 15, 2022
Log Cabin Mixed 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 from Virtual Quilter

Interesting Log Cabin quilt design, mostly Curved Log Cabin.

The second design is more interesting!

Love the third design!

And the fourth! Nothing boring about today’s logs.

Log Cabin blocks are easy to cut and construct, and their is no limit to the design possibilities.

That is all for this week’s Log Cabin retreat, but there will be more next week.

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June 8, 2022
Beetaloo Logs 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 from Virtual Quilter

Log Cabin Mid week Retreat is back on schedule this week!

The project file I am using this week has designs which are pretty basic, in that they all use 144 identical Log Cabin blocks, with some of the blocks twisted around to make some minor, some not so minor changes.

Of course, the blocks could all use exactly the same fabrics, or could all be made from carefully sorted scraps, providing the contrast between light and dark sides of the blocks is consistent across the whole lot of the blocks.

The hardest part for me is to keep the ...

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May 25, 2022
Cornerstones + 76, 77, 78, 79, 80 from Virtual Quilter

I cannot remember if I was going to have a square on point in the centre, or four V shapes, but decided to keep it at the halfway point.

In my mind’s eye the square looks a little bit wider with that shape in the centre.

Love the one above!

Very interesting design above.

That is all for this week’s mid week break to examine some Log Cabin quilt designs.

More Log Cabin designs mid week, next week.

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