Fall is my favorite season and the only one I really decorate for. I believe that is one reason I go to Maine every September – the colors are so brilliant. I thought it would be fun to make a log cabin quilt in fall colors. Here is the start of my “Log Cabin in the Fall Woods” quilt.
In 2015 I wanted to make a fall themed log cabin quilt from my fabric stash without buying any fabric to do this quilt. It was not hard to find the right red, orange and purple scraps and cut them into the correct sizes and shapes:
- 4” center squares (dark red)
- 2.5” strips (purple and orange)
When constructing the blocks, I only did two rounds instead of my normal three. When sewing two of the sides of the block are in one color (orange) and the other two in another color (purple). There is a total of 36 blocks to make this square quilt, or six rows by six rows. I like keeping the math simple.
I cut many strips to start and ended up cutting more to complete the blocks. That really is fine, I am trying to use up scraps.
When the 36 blocks were complete, I set them together in what is called the Sunshine & Shadow setting or the Dark & Light setting. Whatever it is called, it gave a different look to the purple and orange blocks. I have only recently realized how many ways the log cabin blocks can be put together to make designs.
At this point, the top for “Log Cabin in the Fall Woods” is 68” square and needs a border or borders to complete. I lost interest and moved to another project. This project got hung on a hanger in the closet to be finished another time.
Another fall log cabin quilt – https://indianaquilter40.blogspot.com/2009/10/log-cabin.html
Another log cabin – https://indianaquilter40.com/hot-chocolate-and-peppermint-quilt/