Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Log Cabin with a difference

My first black and white quilt this year is a log cabin. I've played around with the block a bit-I've used various widths for the logs, red as the center and also as a light and moved the lights and darks into each others "sides". This is the basic block.
Here I used a light black and white print on the dark side.


Here I used white on the dark side but internally and externally, creating a kind of mini block in the middle.

Here I used a dark black and white print on the light side-making a sort of frame around the block.
There will be 20 blocks in the quilt (lap quilt size), some fooled around with and some like the basic block. I scouted around in my scrap drawers and came up with a mix of black and white fabrics to give some shading. I also found a red and white print and even a shirting in black, white and red.









12 comments:

Willow Witch said...

Good morning, thank you so much for stoping by the willows and leaving your comment... I love the black, white and red. I am always scared to try bold color combos, I am afraid I won't like the result and then it won't get finished..

maggi said...

The blocks look lovely, can't wait to see it finished.

Gingerbread said...

Very striking, you do some lovely work. best wishes Julie.C

Christy said...

I really like the effect of these. I can't wait to see the finished product.

Desiree said...

I too can't wait to see the finished quilt! I'm sure it will look great with all the variations of the block you are doing!

Jackie said...

Miri, I just love the log cabin done in this fashion. I think you have a definite winner here when it is done!

Carla said...

Looks great so far! Can't wait to see it done.

Crazy Babs said...

Love it! I can't wait to see them all together. Red binding?

Quiltdivajulie said...

Absolutely LOVE the variety and how it pulls the eye in to discover what is different in each block. Wowsers!

Annemariesquilt said...

I love this block and I cannot wait to see the finish!!

NanaKaren said...

I love these blocks! How many will you be making? I look forward to seeing more and of course, the finished product!
Karen

NanaKaren said...

Well, if I'd scrolled down and read the whole thing, I wouldn't have asked how many blocks you'd be making!
Karen