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 Keys, Plus 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?
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.
- Chris @ Chrisknitssews – January 18th – Round One
- Emily @ The Darling Dogwood – January 25th – Round Two
- Anja @ Anja Quilts – February 1st – Round Three
- Us for Round Four – February 8th
- Wendy @ Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life – February 15th – Round Five
- Round Six – Susan @ Quilt Fabrication
- Next week Gail @ Quilting Gail – February 28th – Round Seven
Our Previous SAHRR Links So Far
- Our elongated Churn-Dash center medallion block
- Round One and piano keys
- Plus Sign blocks are the feature in Round Two
- Round Three hosts a gaggle of Flying Geese
- Our checkerboard highlights Round Four
- A Wonky Star border for Round Five border
- Today’s Log Cabin block
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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