The Log Cabin is a classic design that can be done quickly and has the ability to be extremely consistent in block formation while having a variety of finished products. Take a look at these creations to get an idea of the possibilities.
This was Karen’s first day quilting after her certification class. She used the A Little Bit This pantograph to quilt this gift for her daughter. I love the cool greens paired with the warmer reds. And the center piece is red which is traditional as it represents the fire in the hearth of the home.
Bertie’s quilt is a simple variation of the log cabin. The log cabin blocks are separated by sashing and eight point stars at the intersections. Using a variety of sashings really adds to the design layout of the blocks. I really love the borders framing it all as well. She chose her favorite pantograph Periwinkle to complete the quilt. It has a sweet little flower and leaf and it worked beautifully with her top.
This is another one done by Bertie. Besides the use of different fabrics, she also arranged the blocks differently. This is essentially the same quilt pattern, she simply altered the rotation of the blocks and the fabric placement of the sashings. What a difference it makes! In the first one she paired like fabrics to make wide sashings, and in this one she alternated the sashing to create frames. It’s so beautiful. She also quilted it with the Periwinkle pantograph.
Not all log cabins need to be complicated. Margie made this quilt for a toddler. I love the pairing of the swirls from our Turbulance pantogrph and the straight angles of the piecing. What a fun quilt!
Classic quilts are classic for a reason. Log cabins are great quilts that can be made quickly and never go out of style.