Here is how I created a crooked log cabin quilt which was completely different than all the ones I have made previously.
You may remember all the other ones I have made over the years. Typically, all of them have had 9 non-square blocks, and I have set the nine blocks together using uneven outside edges. I thought it was time to start something new, so….
Earlier this year, I wanted to create a new crooked log cabin quilt, something completely different. So I made nine crooked log cabin blocks, and for a change I put light grey logs around the outside of each block.
The Design Process
I put the nine blocks together on the bed to look at them. I laid some turquoise strips on top to see what it would look like if I added those. Then I decided I didn’t want 9 blocks, so I took away the outermost squares on the left and right sides so there were only 7 blocks.
Here is the quilt top completely sewn together.
Next, I had to take the very scary step of cutting right through the quilt top, in four long cuts.
I inserted long turquoise strips into the design, and I loved the way it turned out!