We have the most beautiful Little Quilt this month. Two of my favorite elements with the September Little Quilt are Log Cabin blocks and warm, rich country colors. A great combination I’d say! Our Little Quilt is made from the ever popular Primitive Pennies and we were lucky enough to get the remaining fabric from this collection to create the Little Quilt for this month! Wahoo! Isn’t it just gorgeous?! I love it!!!
As with any Log Cabin block, the build begins with one square, and from this we add logs (strips) in a rotating fashion. In this case, the block is a lop-sided Log Cabin, so the strips are added on two sides only. All pressing of seams is done in the direction of the strips.
Strip two is added to the bottom. Log Cabin blocks usually have two sides one color and two sides another color. This Log Cabin alternate is adding strips to two sides instead of four. In this case I have one side latte brown and one side cerulean blue (or variations of those two colors).
With the addition of strip three, the colors sides are becoming apparent. I worked from light to dark through the entire build and it will become obvious as each strip is added.
The color sequence continues with the addition of strip four, latte, which is now the fully brown strip. (It’s my nom, nom strip). Love that color. Note that the pressing continues to be done to the strip. The edges are beginning to show some irregularity, however, will be squared up at the end.
Strip five is the final strip for the blue side. It is the luscious cerulean blue. Lordy I love that color!
Strip six is the final join for the browns. It’s very dark but takes the brown side from light to dark in an effective way. And, the block gets a good squaring up as well!
All thirty blocks done! Wahoo! Aren’t they beautiful?! In two weeks we’ll continue with the finishing touches to our quilt! You’ll want to see how this delightful Little Quilt turns out…