Friday, 18 February 2011

Civil War Quilts - Block 7

Block 7, Log Cabin, is this week's block for the Civil War Quilts. It's been chosen for Abraham Lincoln's 202nd birthday anniversary on February 12, 2011.


This was a very quick little block to do. My "creative consultant" saw the various log cabin quilts on Barbara Brackman's blog and thought that one of those might be nice! I do note that there is still no needle or thread in his hand . . .

I thought I'd keep a little journal of this quilt, so I've got a sample of each of the fabrics, the cutting instructions and I'll also put a photo of each block. I always think I'll remember the details, but am constantly surprised these days at how quickly the details seem to fade into vagueness . . .


I find, too, that by sketching out the block and writing down the cutting dimensions, I've already got a very clear picture in my mind of the block going together before I even begin.

This is a little A5 Visual Art Diary, but a little plain with its black cover. I may have to make a little "Civil War Quilts" journal cover for it.

But that's a job for another day!!!




Pattern: Civil War Quilts - Block 7 - Log Cabin
Designer: Barbara Brackman
Publication: http://civilwarquilts.blogspot.com/

5 comments:

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

stunning sue...i love log cabin...i'm going to have to go back and these blocks...unfortunately not for a while now as i have broken my arm...i can't believe it...have a gerat weekend, dzintra

Sylvia said...

This is a lovely block, Sue. You have chosen great colours. What a good idea having a journal of the quilt. I think a civil war cover would be very special.

Terry said...

A nice pretty block often a block done in utilities I like the softer version. Must hunt through for some pink maybe?

I also started a journal. The writting helps me understand the process of assembly.

ranette said...

I really like your block this week, well actually I like all of your Civil War blocks!

You are so organized, I'm impressed! It will be nice to have a journal of this quilt. Great idea!

Notjustnat said...

Nice block Sue. I will post mine later on today. Catching up slowly. I like this week block, don't you?
Hugs
Nat

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