Yes, yesterday evening after having enjoyed a relaxing massage in the afternoon, I went to the first patchwork & quilt class for this autumn. Just before I had packed the car to leave, one of the quilters phoned letting me know she wasn’t coming tonight. If you read this, I want you to know you were surely missed. Hope to see you soon.
Anyway, we are going to make a log cabin quilt. Here is an impression of the fabrics the other quilters choose.
Our teacher presented some of the different kind of quilts you can make, using the log cabin pattern.
If you want to know a little about the history of the Log cabin Quilt, visit this site. As you may remember, I’m going to make the Kentucky Log Cabin. Can’t wait to see it finished. According to one of the other quilters (my dear friend Mirjam) this will be sometime around 2025!
This 160 x 200 cm quilt has three patterns. The basic Log cabin, around the border the courthouse log cabin & the house blocks.
I don’t understand the instructions in the book. Luckily our teacher can always simplify things. After some instructions we were on our way.
As you can see we are really busy. No laziness during patchwork & quilt lesson.
Not everyone has thought of which pattern to use. In the picture above, you can see Matty designing her own creation.
The nicest thing I heard all evening was that I have chosen a real easy pattern. I definitely have enough fabric , don’t have to go out to buy more at short notice. But this was the relaxer statement; I don’t have to worry about which order I use the fabrics as long as one side is light (crème fabrics) & the other side is dark (red fabrics). By the way, we were told that these blocks represents log cabins on the prairie with red centre squares for the hearth, light values on one side for the sunny side of the house and dark values on the opposite side for the shady side of the house. Isn’t that sweet? Just to be me, I have a black hearth, representing the fire that has gone out. For psychologists this is an interesting choice I have made, considering my state of mind.
There are numerous log cabin variations:
These are only a few.
I think I might like the log cabin the best. So far, after one evening, I think this is going to be easy. I don’t need too many challenges in my life at the moment. So looking forward to picking this up.