Thank you so much for the kind comments of my latest project (tiramisu) and the speed recovery wishes. My back is much better and I eased myself back to sewing making a traditional login cabin block. This project took a few hours on an evening to make and I recommend for all quilt beginners to have a go as they are much easier than they look.
The centre piece was originally a red square believed to stand for the heart of the house, at the time, late 1800s, was a fireplace. Nothing change, as I do believe the kitchen still the heart of a home. The design has a crisp line in the middle dividing the dark and light side. The light side representing the flames and the dark side the shadows. Today there are many variations and modern takes of this block. I love them all.
My project Facts:
4 different strips of 2,5 inches in varied length sewn in the most used log cabin block. I don’t know the fabric brands as I bought them as fat quarters. Machined embroidered with the bow stitch from my machine in contrasting thread. (305 Gutterman) Quilted with a cotton wading and butter muslin underneath before turning it into an envelop cushion.
Free tutorials on Log cabin block.
Thanks to my lovely friend Mary Ann for modelling with the cushion/pillow.