This is another classic block, and one of my favorites. I had fun going through by bins of fabric scraps pulling out the bright colors for this block.
L is for...Log Cabin.
I had always heard that this block originated with the pioneers, and that the center block was usually red to represent the warmth of the hearth. It became very popoular in the 1860's so is often associated with Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War.
A little digging and I discovered that this quilt has much older origins. This pattern was found in an Enlgish quilt predating 1820 and...hold onto your hats...similar designs have been found on ancient Egyptian mummies.
Part of my love for it is the many ways it can be set in a quilt providing lots of variation in the finished look. Connecting Threads has a nice little page that I borrowed these images from.
This is just a sampling, there are a lot more settings for a Log Cabin here.
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