This is a simple log cabin block. It is simple
to make, that is!
You start with a square of fabric for the center, then add a strip of a
different color to each side around and around until the block is the right
size. This block is made in the traditional way having dark fabrics on two
adjacent sides, and light fabrics on the other two sides. This gives you a lot
to work with when you put the blocks together to make a whole quilt top. You can
rearrange the blocks and see many different patterns emerge.
The Quilter's Handbook
"Techniques for hand and
machine piecing, appliqué, crazy patchwork, broderie perse, and much more !"
This block is demonstrated in the book, The Quilter’s Handbook. In fact, two
different methods for a log cabin block are taught. This is one of my favorite
books. It has instructions and tips for making so many different quilts using
many different methods. It includes chapters on making appliqué, English and
American block piecing, six classic quilts, 3D or illusion patchwork, foundation
piecing, miniature quilts, Seminole, and Bargello quilts, among many others.
There are also chapters discussing equipment and materials, designing a quilt,
quilt layout and assembly, types of quilting, ‘the quilter and the computer’,
exhibiting quilts, care and conservation of quilts, and many more. There are
even chapters on making yo-yo quilts and a folded star placemat. This book has
such a great variety of teachings, it is great for the experienced quilter as
well as the beginner. Besides the 24 original projects demonstrated, it gives
ideas and hints that are useful. This book has something for everyone, and I
would highly recommend it to anyone.
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