Monday, June 8, 2020

Log Cabin Week, Day Six

I left out a few other log cabin quilts when I shared Log Cabin Week. I'm calling this Day Six because it is the 6th day I talk about log cabin quilts! I just have 3 to share to close up this theme of Log Cabin quilts.

How about Spirals in Log Cabin blocks? There actually is a name for this: Greek Key. The first quilt is made from 8" blocks and finishes to 42" x 50". I used five different prints in the blocks. Don't you love how I put the pink/pink center blocks in a row? The others are in groups of 4.

Kaffe Fassett Scrappy Greek Key Logs
Here is a two color quilt which I call Red Hot Logs. First, 4 blocks together.

Four Blocks in Red Hot Logs
 And several blocks on the design board. I was trying to figure out how to assemble them!

Playing with the assembly
And here's the quilt. Check out that bottom row - it is independent of the other four rows. The other 16 blocks are joined in groups of 4. But I didn't want a square quilt, so I added one more row. It is very simple to stitch and my pattern doesn't require a specialty ruler, either.
Red Hot Logs. 8" blocks. 42" x 50" quilt
Consider this Gee's Bend Housetop Denim Quilt. It begins with a spiral! Then things get very improvisational!

Housetop Denim quilt: 51" x 62"
Here is Rita Mae Pettway's original quilt.

Rita Mae Pettway and her Housetop Denim quilt
I hope you've enjoyed my Log Cabin show. I have made many more, but can't find any photos. They have all been given away and I hope are being loved (as I'm sure they are).


  1. Hi Debby! I have enjoyed Log Cabin week and all the quilts you've shared. I haven't made any log cabin blocks in quite a while - years - but you've inspired me to reconsider and make a quilt. ~smile~ Roseanne

  2. Amazing design and the colours just add a totally different aspect to the patterns.

  3. I have LOVED the log cabin series. The spiral is one setting I've never done, but always liked. Your red one is very appealing.


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