The first block for the quilt we are making is of course the Log Cabin Block. After all, Log Cabin Quilts was her first book! I will be using Homestead Fabrics from Benartex which were designed by Eleanor Burns. The photo above shows the six medium and dark fabrics that I will be using for the medium and dark logs of the block and the beige fabric that I will be using for all of the light colored logs. The bright red fabric will be the center square for each of the blocks. As Eleanor explained today, a red center block is traditional and represents the hearth with is the heart of the home. The light colored logs represent the good times of life and the dark logs represent the troubled times.
Eleanor also demonstrated how to use the new Quilt in a Day Log Cabin Ruler to make 12" and 6" Log Cabin Blocks. The ruler is not available in stores yet, but it was included in the 2018 Block Party membership. I received mine last week. It is shown in the photo below.
I am making the king size version of this quilt, so I need to make 28 Log Cabin blocks by next month. Wish me luck! Next month we will see the first two sampler blocks in the quilt. If you are not a Block Party member, or if you missed the live program, you can see the video on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tLPYJWG14o&t=28s. Enjoy!
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I am a quilter who is starting a new adventure. After retiring in May 2016, I became a certified Quilt in a Day Instructor. I am certified to teach workshops using Quilt in a Day patterns and techniques. In addition, I am designing my own quilt patterns.
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