Baby Logs Quilt in a New Home

I like to revisit vintage patterns with today's fabrics. This is an off-center Log Cabin made with a 2015 collection from Windham. I named it Sweet Baby Logs. I was working with fat quarters and had to get creative with my borders!

Sweet Baby Logs from 2015. 10" blocks; 44" x 44" quilt

This is a great scrap buster quilt. Anything goes with this quilt.

I remade it in some Kaffe Fassett fabrics using blues and white, with hints of green and lavender. I added wider border strips to this one. It was quilted by Lee Taylor of White Stone, VA. She is the owner of the Sew Lovelee Quilt shop. I have since put binding on it.

I got creative with the border (as I did with the one above). I didn't want to use a single fabric. And, again, I was working with FAT QUARTERS, so I cut strips from those and used a positive/negative arrangement.

My Baby Logs Have the Blues

This is an Off-Center Log Cabin using thick and thin strips. Am I a genius? Hardly. This quilt went home with a neighbor just yesterday. Her name is Signe and she loves blues. It was a thank you for her several years of community service in my town. (Yes, it has binding!!)

Take a look at this vintage quilt from the 1920s and tell me "what's old is new again!" All I did was tweak the size of the logs so it really makes your eyes swing back and forth, right?

Vintage Log Cabin Quilt from the 1920s

I made this in grays.

Baby Logs in Grays

I decided to stop with the blocks (no border). Had it quilted, bound and it was a donation to a local charity.

Stella Baby Logs using the grays: 40" x 50"

And just recently in black and white. Here it is before adding borders. Center is 40" x 40"

16 blocks without borders

I went for a black striped inner border and a beautiful red and black print outer. This is 56" x 56" as a 16 block quilt. It's waiting patiently in my closet for quilting.

16 Block Baby Logs

The pattern is available on my Etsy site. Just click the links above to get more info. I'm sure you'll agree that the Log Cabin block is a real favorite - whether old or new. I've made many, many more in my 35 years of quilting. How about you?


  1. Each one is more beautiful than the last. I like every one of them. The black and white, I'll have to try if I have enough leftovers for another quilt I'm planning. Or, could it be, I could buy more! =)


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