Wednesday, August 6, 2008

It's A Classic!

Many years ago, I designed this LOG CABIN quilt design that had a decidedly Amish feel to it. The photo doesn't really show the truly rich jewel colors of the design, but you get the general idea....

Anyway, I've always wanted to do another version of the Log Cabin block. But this time I decided to focus on just ONE four-way block and have fun with the colors. Recently, I sat down and stitched up this version, which I call my CLASSIC LOG CABIN:

This version uses a variegated Watercolours (32 - "Passion") with primary reds, blues and greens and a deep navy background. And though you can't tell from the photo, I added some red sparkly Ribbon Floss in the blocks' "hearth of the home" centers, as well as along the outside border blocks.

Pure Americana, isn't it?

(DESIGN P.S.: I also wondered what this pattern would look like in another colorway. This is such a classic quilt pattern, and the design is so simple, but so strong - it's terrific for playing with color... So my Mom volunteered to stitch up an alternate version - in pinks and greens with a splash of lavender. I can't wait to see it...I'll post a picture of it when it's finished, so you can see it too.)


NCPat said...

Pretty! Years ago, I made a log cabin quilt for my bed in blues, and am still using it!

Laurel said...

Do you realize that I'm going to have to live to be 1000 years old in order to stitch all these beautiful things that you keep designing? Thanks for such great patterns!!!

Possibilities, Etc. said...

I'm loving your needlepoint versions of the old quilt patterns. I did that waaaay back in the 70's when we didn't have nice novelty fibers for them - I'm doing them again, but totally different from yours - yours are gorgeous!!