SAHRR Round Six Log Cabin Block

We’re rounding the last curve in the Stay-At-Home Round Robin with this week being Round Six already. Susan at Quilt Fabrication chose the block for Round Six and it’s a Log Cabin block. Seven of us quilting bloggers are participating in this quilt-along hosted by Quilting Gail. It’s not too late to jump in if you’d like to play along. The SAHRR started in January and we’ve selected our center block, added some Piano KeysPlus Signed up a border, added a gaggle of Flying Geese, played with a checkerboard border, and just last week, added some adorable Wonky-Stars. Are you ready to build some log cabin blocks?

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Log Cabin – In the Beginning

There are oodles of ways to make Log Cabin blocks. The traditional manner of constructing this block includes a red square in the very center to signify the hearth of the home OR a yellow square to represented a welcoming light in the window.

Anecdotal evidence suggests that during the Civil War, a Log Cabin quilt with a black center hanging on a clothesline was meant to signal a stop for the Underground Railroad. Amazingly enough, a similar design has been found on ancient Egyptian mummies and predating 1830 in an English quilt. Our personal quilting history started with Eleanor Burns in the early 90s and this block.

Log Cabin Variation

For our Round Six log cabin block, we chose to use a variation of the original piece. Because our beginning quilting experience included making a boatload of these blocks, I haven’t been a fan in a number of years. It is past time to let that grudge go and embrace its beauty and versatility!

The simpleness of this variation seems to fit in well after a border of the wonky stars, don’t you think? We used the same size fabric strips that have been found in the previous five rounds which is a 1.5″ size. Rather than starting with a red, yellow, or black center square as mentioned earlier, we chose to use white.

We are going to be combining Round Six with Round Seven so I don’t dare show any more. Well, okay . . . maybe I can show these little cuties . . . all four of them!

One little log cabin block that will finish at three inches. With that buildup, I feel like I should also share a new picture or two of our favorite littles . . . because it’s been a while!

Successfully wrangling the three amigos for a photo, Dominic in his new bedroom with his Truck quilt, Addison with her Jessie hat and baby, and Colty modeling a new winter hat. ♥ ♥ ♥

SAHRR Blogger Friends & Linky Party

Linky party at Susan’s this week: Quilt Fabrication 

This week Susan will have the linky party open all week to share your update! Add your picture and check out what others have shared. Next week, Gail will share all the details for the final Round Seven.

Our Previous SAHRR Links So Far

Are you wondering if we’re having a quilt/quilt top parade? We are! Share your finish or near finish on March 29th at Quilting Gail’s website. Don’t worry – we’ll remind you.

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19 Responses

  1. thedarlingdogwood says:

    Oh, I love how you colored these blocks! Fun! Can’t wait to see how they fit in. And bonus–your dump truck quit is AMAZING!!!!!!! Seriously! I’d show it to my son but then I’d have to find the pattern…

  2. I love your mini log cabins Roseanne. I’m still putting together my wonky stars border since I’m busy unquilting 18” on my eagle quilt. It’s been slow going. I’ll play catch up next week. Thank you for those sweet pictures of the littles. I’ve been missing them. 😉

  3. Connie says:

    So great to see the little ones again! Thank you for that smile to the heart! And I haven’t done a log cabin block yet…sigh…on the “to do”, on the “to do”…I seem to be consistently drawn to triangular combinations…don’t know why…I think it’ll look great though, loving the SAHRR so far!

  4. Oh those smiling little faces warm my heart. Missing the grands, but know that soon we will all be able to visit safely again. Loving what I am seeing with your SAHRR!!

  5. Sandra says:

    Again I love your fabrics. What a treat to see that truck quilt again, and on a bed, with the owner, it’s wonderful!

  6. Susan says:

    Roseanne! What a great idea to place the coloring that way. I can’t wait to see how this work into the rest of the quilt. Just one more week to go!


    Those are so nice. I do an internal groan when someone suggests we do a log cabin quilt…tedious sewing. But in the long run so worth it. I guess I need to embrace the moment! Those littles are getting bigger. All three are so cute. Soon a fourth will be making it’s debut!

  8. chrisknits says:

    What a neat interpretation of this round! It’s going to be so exciting to see the finishes!

  9. I love your simple quarter log cabins, and they gave me an idea for my project, too! Thanks, Roseanne! Fun to see those littles again, too. They make me smile!

  10. Barbara Esposito says:

    Good Morning Roseanne! I didn’t know about the yellow center for log cabin quilts! Thanks for that info because now I can lay my head down on my pillow tonight, confident that I have learned something new – my Grandmother told me long ago not to go to sleep until I had learned something new that day ;o) Love your log cabin variation and can’t wait to see this completed! and as always thanks for the Littles update!

  11. Dawn says:

    Oops! Wanted to mention how cute your littles are! Love seeing their smiling faces!

  12. Dawn says:

    Hi Roseanne, I like your colorful 1/4 log cabins for round 6. They will looks great with your SAHRR quilt! It seems that many of the hosts are combining rounds 6 & 7. While you know what the next round is, I don’t and I’m uncertain what to do! Should I wait for the next round or just figure something out? This is the first round that has confused me. I do like making log cabins but I need to make sure I have enough fabric for the final round. So much to think about!

  13. Great variation on the block! I love the kiddos…all so happy. Makes a dreary Monday just perfect seeing those smiling faces.

  14. I like your idea for the log cabin block border! The kids are getting so big…love love the truck quilt♥♥

  15. Good to see your littles! Can’t wait to see how your sahrr turns out – a quilt parade sounds like fun!

  16. Brenda @ Songbird Designs says:

    I love this variation of the log cabin blocks! What a fun way to make them and much less intensive than the original log cabin block!! I like that, even though I do love original log cabin blocks also! Great to see the pics of the littles! I started out with Eleanor Burns’ Log Cabin in a Day book, however, it took much longer than a day to make…especially when you weren’t really sure what you were doing! LOL

  17. Colt in the winter hat – too cute! Great idea for your log cabin blocks – looking forward to seeing your combination border next week!

  18. I have that Eleanor Burns book and still haven’t made a log cabin quilt. It’s on my quilting bucket list! Thanks for the photos of the kiddos. I especially liked the one with D and his truck quilt. That quilt amazes me: lots of love in it!

  19. quiltinggail says:

    Interesting …. I’m combining the 2 last rounds as well. I like your log cabin blocks! It’ll be pretty cool on your SAHRR!! 🙂

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