I have a special project in the planning stage, building a king size log cabin quilt for someone special. In researching this old traditional block I found the center color is very significant, its considered the center of the home. Red is for the heart of the home and yellow is for the light of the home.
Working in my EQ7 I played with colors and layout
I know the log cabin block is not very modern looking and modern is my thing, To bring it to a more modern look I will be making a block that uses 2 1/2" strips on one side and 1 1/2 on the other making the color side thicker. I am not sure what the blue center would stand for, anyway that is what I am going with.
I looked for a few weeks for fabrics that had the look and feel I wanted. After seeing all the modern ones I found what I wanted for the browns in another section by Judie Rothermel for Marcus Brothers called Civil War Peace and Unity. I went with medallions because I didn't want flowers, of course I have to throw in some solids just because.
I am still playing with the layout but this is kinda what I am thinking currently, one block done only 99 more to go.
time to sew,