Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Checkerboard Log Cabin...
I forgot my Checkerboard Log Cabin on my October list. Here is the photo so far... I just need to a) add 1 more final red border or b) keep going? Currently it measures 72X72 and seems nice and flat. The checkerboard goes all the way around - I just have it draped across the top of my fence so you don't see the whole thing.
I keep wondering about growing it some more... I could easily add another 3" red strip and then a row of pinwheels and then finish it off with a final, narrow red border. This is the thing - I already have a few BIG log cabins so I was thinking I would like a little snuggle quilt - this will be backed in flannel. But, I am liking the design so much and thinking about pinwheels or flying geese, or both, or railfences, ... or, or, or... oh dear! Borders upon borders upon borders (was that me who said I didn't like to do borders?) Maybe I should just put the final red border on (cut 2") and pack it up and send it off to the long arm quilter (the binding will be red) and start a NEW one!!!
My recipe, so far:
The red squares are cut 3.5"
The strips are cut 2"
The unfinished block is 15.5" (15" when sewn together)
The red border is cut 3.5"
The checkerboards are more 2" strips
Go ahead - give it a try - I bet you can't stop at just one block.