Log Cabin Rainbow

DSC_0828Some time in the future the quilters are planning to sew Log Cabin block quilts for the women’s and children’s shelter.  Here is my plan.  In the drawn diagram I thought light green would work next to the yellow, but when I did up the test block I was not all that pleased with the effect.  I am much happier with white instead.  I think it will look much brighter when assembled.  This block is not quite complete, it needs one more strip of green along the top.

I learned that the traditional Log Cabin block always has a red block at the centre.  It is meant to represent the hearth, the centre of the home.  There are a number of other WIPs on the list before I delve seriously into this one.

Ezekiel 46:23  On the inside, around each of the four courts was a row of masonry, with hearths made at the bottom of the rows all around.

8 comments on “Log Cabin Rainbow

  1. Beautiful. I’ve enjoyed reading your posts and accompanying scripture. Thank you for stopping by my blog, because it brought me to yours.

    • antarabesque says:

      Thank you for the return visit. Your situation is similar to mine. The women in my church got me interested in quilting and we do projects for various groups. It’s fun, isn’t it?!

  2. Elizabeth E. says:

    This is interesting–I was just sketching out a new log cabin idea for the quilters in a bee I’m participating in. (True Confession: I did it during church yesterday, but I promise I was listening.) I love how great minds think alike. I love Log Cabin blocks. I wonder if it is too early to decide about the green/yellow? Sometimes I think the wonkier the combos the more interesting the final quilt.

    • antarabesque says:

      I am sure you were listening, however, I am unable to do that since I am the one doing all the ‘talking’. 😀
      Thanks for the feedback. I had pale/lime green strips originally. I thought the values too dark for the light side of the cabin. When I get back to it, I’ll fuss with it a little more. It is a project that has to wait though, as it is only in the planning/hoping stages. I have two other WIPs that have a February 16th deadline. So many fabrics, so little time.

  3. komnumep says:

    A log cabin quilt is definitely on my list of eventual to do’s, but I have no idea when I’ll actually be able to start one.

    That one very green fabric you have on the edge seems awfully familiar. I think I’ve got a FQ or two of that somewhere around here…

  4. LucyL says:

    It looks great!! I just started quilting this year and I think log cabin block is really cute and has many ways of arrangement.

    I also want to thank you for stopping by my blog and like my posts. ^^

    Have a great week!

    • antarabesque says:

      There are many ways of arranging the Log Cabin block for dozens of amazing patterns. It’s an pretty simple block, it’ll be fun!
      Thanks for the return visit and a most blessed week to you too.

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