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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 25, 2021
Cornerstones + 71, 72, 73, 74, 75 from Virtual Quilter

Don’t see a lot of Cornerstone Log Cabin quilts, which is a pity as they can be very interesting designs.

I like the first one, and the second one …

… and the third one too, but would like it better if the dark and light fabrics were swapped.

The one above is what happens when Cornerstone blocks and Barnraising layout meet, and four blocks are turned around.

Love the last one!

I have to admit that this time last week I was at a retreat with accommodation, workspace etc. housed in an old warehouse. Some stitching was done between conversations ...

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August 18, 2021
Inside the Logs 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 from Virtual Quilter

Inside the logs are appliques and quilting motifs based on those appliques.

Some of the appliques are on plain blocks, some are on light coloured Log Cabin blocks.

Love the one above!

What about a bit of contrast in the background? I like it.

I like the last one … more contrasting background, not a lot of piecing as I don’t enjoy piecing much, and lots of places for quilting without seams!

That’s all the Log Cabin designs for this week’s five minute retreat for quilters, but there will be more next week, mid 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

Interesting.

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 7, 2021
Curved Cornerstones + 101, 102 103, 104, 105 from Virtual Quilter

I like the first design for today …

… and the second …

… you guessed right if you guessed that I like the third!

When I opened this project there were no designs in there that I haven’t already shared, so I picked some designs and made some simple changes to ten of them, so not only did I get designs for today, I have five more to share another day.

I even like the last design though the thought of trying to put this one together makes my head spin.

That is all for this week … five designs to distract you ...

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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 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 2, 2021
Logs on Point + 101, 102, 103, 104, 105 from Virtual Quilter

Wednesday already … it is going to be a short week, but someone I spoke to yesterday thought it was Friday, so her week is shorter than mine!

I liked the Curved Log Cabin blocks used in the centre of the borders of the first design, but i like the second design with Log Cabin blocks on point around the second design, because it looks more orderly.

Straight border again, but I think this one would look better with those two Curved Log Cabin blocks in the borders.

Yes, I think it looks much better … how about you?

Something totally different ...

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May 26, 2021
Cornerstones 66, 67, 68, 69, 70 from Virtual Quilter

Not my favourite colours, but I like the design.

I like the second one too. I love playing with contrast and design … colour is a more personal choice.

The middle one of today’s designs is OK, but doesn’t excite me.

Another one I like!

The last design for the day is probably the weakest link for me.

If I ever feel compelled to make a Log Cabin quilt I might choose the second one, but I would make a couple of modifications!

More Log Cabin designs mid week, next week so you can have a very short retreat ...

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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 5, 2021
Cabin Fever Quilting 41, 42, 43, 44, 45 from Virtual Quilter

The first two designs this week are exactly the same …

… except for the quilting. I like the middle of the first, but like the way the quilting emphasizes the diagonal border effect.

I like the centre of the third one as well.

Another middle bit to add to my list of favourites!

I love the way that most of the quilting is simply lines following the seam lines, though I would put that line just to one side of the pieced line, with a few curly lines to make use of the light parts of the Log Cabin blocks.

This ...

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