Ever since I was a little girl I have dreamed of a cabin in the woods. My grandparents had a cabin on the Sandy River near Mt Hood that was the scene of many family get-togethers when I was young. Many of us missed that cabin ater it was sold. I don't know if that is where the dream was born. I know it became more a part of me on summer walks along the Rogue River in Southern Oregon dreaming of the day one could mine. Instead I camp in a little trailer my husband and I built a few years ago. It is my cabin on wheels, which comes in really handy.
Perhaps that is why I have a soft spot for Log Cabin quilts. They are really a simple block in style, but the possibilities when working with them seem pretty endless.
I have had several designs sitting in my creative space of my mind just waiting for me to notice them. This may be the year of the Log Cabin. Today I want to share the design my 30 minute project is working towards.
I realized as I was sewing this morning that I need to share the fabric requirements with you if you plan on making this quilt too.
For the Log Cabin and Half-square Triangle blocks you will need:
7 yards total of Dark fabrics
7 yards total of Light fabrics
2.5 yards of the Red accent fabric (or whatever color you choose for this)
3 yards for the outer border.
The Log Cabin blocks finish at 12" x 12" (12.5" unfinished; so that is the longest length strip you will need for the blocks.)
The quilt dimensions are: 92" x 104" ( I like to have a good drape over the sides of the bed-it saves middle of the night struggles for covers, lol.)
For my 30 minutes today I finished up adding the 3rd log to my 36 blocks.
Since I want to have a somewhat random placement of my fabrics I am mixing my stacks up a bit so that when I add the next log they won't all be identical.
I enjoyed my 30 minutes...oh, but it does zip by. This was the first thing I did when I went into my quilt studio this morning and it helped get me "in the zone" to tackle some other work that needed to get done afterwards. How did your day go? I was so thrilled to hear from some of you yesterday who are going to commit to your own "30 minutes of Freedom." Feel free to update me in the comments.
Welcome to the site of Debra Davis-a woman who loves the Lord and loves to quilt.
My other blog where I share about my walk of faith:
Sitting at His Feet
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