More Log Cabins

I have plenty of WIP’s that I should could be working on but instead I have been spending my recent sewing time making colourful log cabin blocks.

Log Cabin 10These blocks are for my new project from the book Modern Log Cabin Quilting. The project, called “Modern Crosses”, is featured on the book cover.

Doe Pillow11

I wrote about this wonderful book in a previous post and showed you the log cabin pillow I recently made using strips of my cherished Carolyn Friedlander Doe fabric.

For this new project, I have used solids leftover from bunting I made for our Guild’s booth at the local Craft and Quilt Fair last year.

If you’re interested, the bunting pattern is a free tutorial by Jeni Baker @ In Color Order.

There wasn’t a lot remaining from the original fat eighths after the bunting was made but I’ve been holding onto these small scraps just waiting for an opportunity to use them.

Log Cabin 3I can honestly say that there was just enough leftover fabric to make my Modern Crosses blocks and I literally sewed right up to the selvage edge (as shown in the photo below).

Log Cabin 5I did have to make a few changes to the original pattern as 2 inch strips were required for the “logs” and I only had enough coloured fabric for strips 1¾ inches wide. So, as a result, my blocks measure at 8½ inches square instead of the 9½ inch size in the pattern.

Each block is made up of four log cabins:

Log Cabin 7I used various low volume fabrics from my stash for the background .

Log Cabin 4

Log Cabin 8

Log Cabin 9And as I had five varying shades of seven different colours to begin with, I only made 35 blocks (as opposed to the 60 in the book pattern).

Log Cabin 6I’m really looking forward to sewing these blocks together and discovering what size quilt I end up with! 😉

In support of the current May is for Makers campaign, I have purchased another pattern from an indie designer this week.

For week 3, I have purchased a quilted pillowcase pattern – Modern Sorbet by Seraphym Handmade.(7) Name: 'Quilting : Quilted Pillowcase - Modern Sorbet It’s no secret that I love making pillows and as Drunkards Path blocks have always been on my bucket list, I thought this small project would be a great way for me to try curved piecing for the first time!

Deb 🙂

Linking up to Main Crush Monday @ Cooking Up Quilts, Design Board Monday @ Bits ‘n Bobs, Let’s Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts and Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation 



7 thoughts on “More Log Cabins

  1. Thanks for the close-up pics of your blocks Deb; when I first saw the blocks I thought Plus block, but with the close-ups I can see where the log cabin sections are. Good for you for using all the scraps from you bunting project! I love the new pattern you bought and look forward to seeing your version.


  2. What an interesting concept on Log Cabin, lovely solid colours too, Clever Girl !! keep all the lovely work coming, am still checking back on previous posts, as we’ve been away for a week. Love to all, Heather XX


  3. What a great way to use your leftover bunting fabric Deb-vibrant colours that stand out perfectly against your carefully chosen backgrounds.Love reading your blogs-so very proud of you! love to all mum/nanna XOXO


  4. Oh, it’s Log Cabin – first thought it’s a “Plus”. Very nice and I like Cotton & Steel Farbics 😉

    Have a nice day,


  5. Those low volume fabrics are such a perfect background for the beautiful solids. I love the little pink star in the low volume with the pink cross. This quilt is going to be a stunner.


  6. I think it’s brilliant that the author figured out how to make pluses from log cabins. Your brights and low volume fabrics work beautifully together. I love that you change up the background but they mesh together so well. This quilt is already fabulous…imagine how much more so after the quilting!


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