HQAL: Log Cabin

At our last 3 weeks posting I made the decision for my next project. I decided on a kit I’ve had for some time. Arbor Lane

Once I got it out, read the directions, I knew I was going to tweak the design and go with a basic log cabin. Below is the material the kit came with.

Using the dimensions on this chart, I made my templates and pieced together my first trial block. As I began cutting out the rest of the material for the blocks, I quickly discovered there wouldn’t be enough green.

I had some green fabric on hand but it was flimsy and had a slight sheen. Another practice block told me ‘no’ right away. Trying to avoid in store shopping, I took a chance and purchased two additional greens from Joann’s. I was delighted I had one perfect match.

Lighting and space is always an issue but I love the colors and look of these blocks.

Here’s a shot showing the true colors and patterns better.

Now to do some blog hopping and visit the pages of the other hand quilters. Please join me 🙂

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This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

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15 thoughts on “HQAL: Log Cabin

  1. craftycreeky January 24, 2021 / 5:22 pm

    Lovely colours and weren’t you lucky getting a perfect match – if it was me it would have been out of stock moons ago 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sharon January 24, 2021 / 8:23 pm

      I was darn lucky for sure. I was really worried about it. Online orders required a minimum, way more than I needed…a win win anyway I look at it 🙂


  2. Karrin Hurd January 24, 2021 / 8:58 pm

    Great project, I love the colors!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Susan Nixon January 25, 2021 / 3:39 am

    That’s a wonderful color match. Where did the triangles go?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sharon January 25, 2021 / 4:17 pm

      Thank you Susan. I am not using the triangles. They were for the original quilt instructions that, honestly, I couldn’t even begin to understand.


      • Susan Nixon January 26, 2021 / 7:10 am

        Oh, well, they’ll come in handy for something. =)

        Liked by 2 people

  4. kathyreeves January 25, 2021 / 3:58 am

    Those blocks are beauties, I like your design much better than the original kit!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sharon January 25, 2021 / 5:24 pm

      Thank you Kathy. I am much happier with this design too 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Deb January 25, 2021 / 12:10 pm

    I agree with Kathy, your blocks are much nicer! So happy you find the right fabric to match!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sharon January 25, 2021 / 5:53 pm

      Thank you Deb. The simpler the better, the more classic even better, I think 🙂

      Liked by 2 people

    • Sharon January 25, 2021 / 5:54 pm

      Thanks Nanette ~ thinking outside the box so to speak. I like it much better too 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

    • Sharon January 26, 2021 / 5:37 pm

      Tradition seems to have it. Hand quilting seems to beg tradition to me. I was totally lucky with the fabric match – thankfully 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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