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Log Cabin Quilts

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  • Total submissions: 58
  • Total countries: 11
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  • Total states: 22

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adventure quilt adventure quilt
By: Paisley and Lace, California, USA

This is a quilt based loosely on a log cabin and the quilts of Gee’s Bend.

Quilt size: width: 85" height: 80"

African memories African memories
By: Martine Bronca, France

I decided to use for a courthouse steps project my african fabrics and some offered by my quilting friends. In the borders are photos of my mother in Africa where we have been staying for 12 years in the ’50s, the happiest time in her life, as she used to say. My mother died in January this year.

Quilt size: width: 50" height: 62"

Around the trees Around the trees
By: Candi Lennox, Florida, USA

This was my first log cabin quilt, made last November. The pattern is from the book ”Log Cabins for Everyone.” Since then, I’ve made plans for other log cabin quilts that are still waiting their turn:) The tree skirt has a 48” diameter.

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 48"

Autumn at the Cabin Autumn at the Cabin
By: Maggi, United Kingdom

A mystery log cabin quilt hosted by ‘The Virtual Quilter’. I used a different layout to the one suggested having played around with the blocks on EQ6

Quilt size: width: 26" height: 26"

B&B B&B
By: Milka Rajic, Serbia

This quilt is wedding anniversary gift for my very good friends. Crazy blocks and border are made of old ties.

Quilt size: width: 92" height: 92"

bubbles bubbles
By: frawcraw, Brazil

Made with reuse of scraps, the blue fabric is silk crepe .. The samples were small patches of white catalog, twill.

medidas1,20 x 1,20m

Quilt size: width: 1,20" height: 1,20"

Cabin in the Hills Cabin in the Hills
By: cathy@blueberry patch, British Columbia, Canada

I used a moda bakeshop pattern called Cabin in the HIlls. I used tons of retro 30s prints that I bought at my quilt shop in their sample sale. This quilt was made from fabric samples! Along with some solids to make things pop. The pattern is a variation on the log cabin block!

Quilt size: width: 65" height: 70"

Camouflage Log Cabin Camouflage Log Cabin
By: PattyAK, Alaska, USA

The bride wanted just a plain camouflage top – just a large square. Well, I couldn’t stand it… I had to add a pieced border and chose the log cabin as that is what the groom was building for them. Not much piecing required but it sure changed the looks of the quilt. They both loved it.

Quilt size: width: 75" height: 85"

Chelsea Cottage Chelsea Cottage
By: Martine, Netherlands

The design is from Barb Adams & Alma Allen of Blackbird Design.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 75"

Civil War Spring Civil War Spring
By: JudyCnNC, North Carolina, USA

A pattern I picked up from the Mid Atlantic Quilt show and thought just perfect for our home. It is called Log Cabin Spring by Vicky McGowen and Kathy Hock.

Quilt size: width: 27" height: 27"

Cozy Couples Quilt Cozy Couples Quilt
By: Kelly Sattler, Michigan, USA

I made this quilt for my hubby & I to get a good night’s sleep. My side has 2 layers of batting. The quilt bottom has a 20” slit so he can tuck his side in & I can poke my feet out. A slit at the top lets him fold his side down under his arms. There is an ext. of my half at the top to tuck around me

Quilt size: width: 100" height: 100"

Crescendo Crescendo
By: Lindy, Washington, USA

I collect batiks. I love batiks. I have a LOT of batiks. I finally had a talk with myself about actually using my batiks and Crescendo was born. It makes me want to hug it with joy!

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 72"

Curved Log Cabin Curved Log Cabin
By: Lisa Sipes, Colorado, USA

This is my funky curved log cabin. I made this quilt for MYSELF a year and a half ago, but haven’t had time to get it quilted yet. I collected the fabrics at various shops between my home and Chicago on a road trip for Fabriganza!

Quilt size: width: 90" height: 90"

Dakota Log Cabin Dakota Log Cabin
By: Kristie Layne, Kentucky, USA

I wanted to make a quilt to display on a huge wall in our new house. After making 144 log cabin blocks I finally decided on a setting. My youngest son fell in love with the quilt so I named it after him. This is my first log cabin quilt and I loved every step of it. It won 1st in our local show.

Quilt size: width: 96" height: 96"

Denim love Denim love
By: Turid Bakken, Norway

I love to reuse fabric, and old jeans are fantastic with all their shades. In this quilt I combined denim with an old curtain. The only new fabric here is the pink.

Quilt size: width: 64" height: 84"

Dûbel wurk Dûbel wurk
By: Jelly, Netherlands

The name of the quilt is “Dûbel wurk”, what means : Double work This quilt’s back is also an log cabin. But that side is a very differend log cabin. I should like to show you the other side.

Quilt size: width: 55" height: 30"

Fiesta Fiesta
By: Kristy, Kansas, USA

This is a quilt was inspired by my sister’s Fiesta ware and hangs on the wall near her kitchen.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 55"

Frogs and Logs Frogs and Logs
By: Stephanie, Maryland, USA

Made this quilt for my sister to match her bedroom linens. she has hanging as a bedboard behind her bed. She loves frogs! I just had to find a way to use this waverly decorator fabric!

Quilt size: width: 44" height: 44"

Home of my Heart Home of my Heart
By: Kathy, Virginia, USA

I made this quilt for me and my husband. It stays on our bed. It was probably the beginning of my fabric stash. Four matching blocks form stars of jewel colors. The background is in my favorite black calico fabric. It has been used enough that it is starting to come apart but I will still use it.

Quilt size: width: 90" height: 100"

Jan's Quilt Jan’s Quilt
By: Izy, United Kingdom

This in created using the Uneven Log cabin block, made using a Vilene foundation. Centre applique is by fused method. I used all scrap fabrics in autumn/earth tones.

I designed and made this for a dear friend who sadly passed before receiving it, so it has become a dear keepsake in her memory.

Quilt size: width: 48″" height: 80″"

Japanese Log Cabin Japanese Log Cabin
By: Anna, Netherlands

Basic of the Log Cabin is a triangle.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 86"

Joseph's Star Joseph’s Star
By: Wendy B, Australia

My hubby wanted a ‘tablecloth’ to protect the timber dining table he had before we were married so after attending a workshop on diamond log cabins, I made this quilt.

Quilt size: width: 64" height: 64"

Leaves Around the Cabins Leaves Around the Cabins
By: QuiltSue, United Kingdom

A collection of hand-dyed fabrics in autumn colours inspired me to make this quilt. The design is my own and I quilted it with my robotic LA machine.

Quilt size: width: 90" height: 120"

Leo's quilt Leo’s quilt
By: Elly Schellekens Koenders, Netherlands

This quilt I made for my Brother Leo.
The inner site is made from flanel,the rest is made from scrap coton.
It’s my own design.

Quilt size: width: 200 cm" height: 200 cm"

log cabin log cabin
By: Sue K, Indiana, USA

Made for our bedroom in 2004 – it was quilted on my domestic machine!! Not easy to roll that up and push it through.

Quilt size: width: 120" height: 120"

Log Cabin and Flowers Log Cabin and Flowers
By: Celine, United Kingdom

I made this quilt for my Grand-Mum’s 80th birthday. It was one of my first attempt at needle turn applique and at prairie points but I loved the way it came out. I was happy to find red and green fabrics which were not Christmas fabrics. My GrandMa has the quilt on her bed all the time.

Quilt size: width: approx 60" height: approx 60"

Log Cabin Christmas Log Cabin Christmas
By: Amanda, United Kingdom

I started this at a workshop, and finished it at home. It’s designed by Catherine Millar.

Quilt size: width: 45" height: 58"

log cabin fan log cabin fan
By: susi, Germany

i made this quilt for my son a few years ago

Quilt size: width: 82" height: 82"

Log Cabin for me Log Cabin for me
By: Janet McElroy, United Kingdom

This is really a two sided Quilt, I love Log Cabin so decided to make one for myself for a change, I made lots of blocks then the ones I didn’t want on the front, I just kept chopping up either horizontally or vertically or diagonally and rejoined at will, I can never decide which side I prefer.

Quilt size: width: 55″" height: 55″"

LOG CABIN HEARTS LOG CABIN HEARTS
By: Linda Douglas, Montana, USA

Beautiful blues+whites make up this square Log Cabin Hearts wall hanging,machine+hand quilted.

Quilt size: width: 24" height: 24"

Log Cabin Main Street Log Cabin Main Street
By: Julie James, Michigan, USA

This is one of the first quilts I made, about 20 years ago. It’s still one of my favorites. I started it while visiting my sister in Colorado and finished it when I got back home to Michigan.

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 60"

Log Cabin Quilt Log Cabin Quilt
By: LaRue Wilson, Texas, USA

This is the first quilt I made in my quilting class four years ago. We worked from Eleanor Burns’ book, Quilt in a Day Log Cabin. Many quilts later, I find that I still go back to these same colors over and over again.

Quilt size: width: 50" height: 66"

Log Cabin Quilt in a Day Log Cabin Quilt in a Day
By: Connie Campbell, Iowa, USA

This was my first Log Cabin quilt from Eleanor Burns Quilt in a Day series. I cut/pieced it in 1989 and completed the hand-quilting in 1992. This is my only hand-quilted quilt….just take too long for me. I think the colors are back in style!

Quilt size: width: 65" height: 82"

Log Cabins and Fans Log Cabins and Fans
By: Mary Lou Casada, Kentucky, USA

This quilt started with a totally different design, but I kept playing with the fans and logs ’til I came up with one I liked better!! Mostly thimbleberries fabrics, with a few Jo Mortons and repros thrown in for fun (!), and quilted by the fabulous Mary Flynn at Quilt Hollow!

Quilt size: width: 78" height: 90"

Lori's Dream Lori’s Dream
By: Squeek, Louisiana, USA

This was a quilt made for a friend with cancer. On the back were 2 HUGE friendship stars, and I had the entire community sign it. I wish I could show more than one picture!! She took this with her to chemo. It kept her warm, as well as occupied. She’d find new names on it everytime!

Quilt size: width: 68" height: 92"

Louisiana Bayou Louisiana Bayou
By: Mary Marcotte, Louisiana, USA

My daughter-in-law chose this quilt as her wedding quilt because she loves the browns, greens and golds. Those colors represent the bayous of our state while the red represents the heart of the Cajun people. My son made a beautiful bed for their room. They treasure both handmade items very much.

Quilt size: width: 90" height: 100"

Mac's Log Cabin Quilt Mac’s Log Cabin Quilt
By: Ginny Dorris, New York, USA

I made the quilt several years ago for my husband Mac for his birthday. We were in the process of buying an old stone house, and I knew he’d be thrilled to have a new but old-looking quilt for our bedroom. And I was right—it’s been there ever since! You can’t go wrong with the log cabin pattern.

Quilt size: width: 90" height: 96"

My olders fabrics My olders fabrics
By: Sylbie, France

This is my first large quilt, I made it with old fabrics whose came from my grand mother and my mother.
It ‘s a quilt for a king side bed, It’s all hand made , I quilted only the center of each square and triangles on the bordure.
I hope you enjoy it, sorry for my bad langage in english !!
hugs

Quilt size: width: 7,8" height: 8,5"

New Hampshire Nights New Hampshire Nights
By: Vesuviusmama, Virginia, USA

Made from my bottomless scrap bag, I made this quilt to put on one of the beds in my twin sister’s New Hampshire vacation home. It still has yet to be quilted, but I vow to have it done before this winter when its warmth will be needed.

Quilt size: width: 69" height: 83"

On the Road On the Road
By: Angie, Utah, USA

This quilt was made for my sweet hubby who is away from home in a truck quilte a bit. It was a surprize to him that I would make a quilt for him to take on th road. I made it so that he would have a little bit of home with him when he is away. He loved it of course.

Quilt size: width: 72" height: 90"

Pete And Bev's Hideaway Pete And Bev’s Hideaway
By: Maureen Schneeberger, New York, USA

My inlaws had a beautiful log cabin that they sold when it got to be too much for them. I made them this log cabin quilt and named it, “Pete and Bev’s Hideaway” for them for their 50th wedding anniversary.

Quilt size: width: 88" height: 88"

Primary Colors Primary Colors
By: Peggy Munday, Tennessee, USA

This is a log cabin, quilt as you go, baby ensemble with baby quilt and diaper bag to match. Reversible from bright primary stripes to a more subtle white with multicolored pastel dots. This was made as a giveaway quilt for members of the Parenting class hosted by our church.

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 54"

Prozac Prozac
By: Sandy Hembree, Oklahoma, USA

This is my improv quilt. Flowers in the center are 3-D origimi. Then I just started adding strips, hst, sqs and anything else I could think of. No square is the same size, so, piecing it was fun to say the least. Can’t wait to do another one, this was too fun.

Quilt size: width: 82" height: 96"

Radiating Star Log Cabin Radiating Star Log Cabin
By: Amber T, Maryland, USA

There were so many different layouts to choose from after I made all of these blocks, but this is the one I loved the most! I hope that I can eventually make another one to show the difference the layout of the blocks make. So many quilts, so little time…

Quilt size: width: 64" height: 90"

Rescued Log Rescued Log
By: Anudge, California, USA

I so liked these chocolate, tan and red blocks I bought at a yardsale. I almost decided to get rid of the piece, but on second thought, I decided to put them back together as a quilt as you go once I repaired 5 of them. This is what resulted.

Quilt size: width: 38" height: 36"

Scarlet and Gray Allover Scarlet and Gray Allover
By: Darlene Gerber, Ohio, USA

As you can see by my blog name I love Scarlet and Gray. What that really means is that I LOVE the Ohio State Buckeyes!! After a 12 year break I got back into quilting 5 years ago. Scarlet and Gray All Over is one of many of my recent quilts that use those colors. It’s from a Marti Michell book.

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 48"

Seeing Red (the house isn't selling!) Seeing Red (the house isn’t selling!)
By: Debbie, Illinois, USA

I made this log cabin quilt the summer we had our house on the market. It wasn’t selling and my husband wasn’t home and I was so wound up that I sewed another log cabin quilt as well! It was very mindless sewing but I am happy with the outcome…and the house finally did sell.

Quilt size: width: 80" height: 80"

Self-Mitered Log Cabin Self-Mitered Log Cabin
By: Anita Grossman Solomon, New York, USA

This was my third version, over ten years, of my design. Each strip of every finished block is the same width. I cut strips 1.5 x 8″

I have no idea how many hundreds of different fabric strips I used. I had to move them off the table one time. Thanksgiving.

Quilt size: width: 69" height: 81"

Shangri log cabin Shangri log cabin
By: Tammy Murphy, Ontario, Canada

My very first quilt was a Colorado Log Cabin, I made it when I was 19 yrs old. A few years later it was lost in a move and I still miss that quilt to this day. It wasn’t a pretty quilt but it was my first.
When I saw jelly rolls of this fabric (shangri-la by moda) I had to “recreate” my long cabin!

Quilt size: width: 115" height: 115"

Southwestern Geese and Logs Southwestern Geese and Logs
By: Kathy Fey, Texas, USA

I saw this quilt as a photo in Quiltmania. I have an oil painting in my room of Egyptian gods – man and woman that has all these colors. It was a great challenge as I’m a fairly new quilter. Won’t do one this large any time soon – it will be my bedspread.

Quilt size: width: 102" height: 106"

Star Log Cabin Star Log Cabin
By: Marlys Lee, Montana, USA

I love the log cabin block because it is so versatile. When I saw this pattern I thought the stars just made the quilt so different from the normal log cabin quilt.

Quilt size: width: 58" height: 85"

Summer Wheat Summer Wheat
By: CathyW, United Kingdom

A fairly typical two-tone log cabin, with the traditional red centre square. The random scattering of extra red squares happened when I joined together strips cut from fat quarters!
Your eyes are not deceiving you – the yellow strips are finished width 1″, while the blue strips are 1.25″.

Quilt size: width: 54" height: 70"

Sweet Log Sweet Log
By: Jolanda, Portugal

I made this wall hanging just for fun during an afternoon. I tried a wonky log cabin pattern and I loved it. I handquilted it.

Quilt size: width: 16" height: 43"

The Christmas Star The Christmas Star
By: Monique, Montana, USA

I used a design from the book Not Your Grandmother’s Log Cabin book and changed the color combination and layout to create a wall hanging that I can use during Christmas to decorate my home. I often don’t make things to keep for myself, so this is a very fun and special project to me.

Quilt size: width: 45" height: 52"

The Road Less Traveled The Road Less Traveled
By: Marty Mason, Louisiana, USA

I enjoy using scraps from completed projects so the size of my mini log cabin quilt was determined by the amount of fabric that remained from a large quilt. It took some doing to find a pleasing layout with so few blocks, but I finally decided I liked the meandering “road”. It is less traveled!

Quilt size: width: 12" height: 17"

The Thirteenth Fandango The Thirteenth Fandango
By: k3n, United Kingdom

My own original design, regular piecing, foundation paper piecing and machine applique. FMQ freehand on my Janome 6600. The name comes from it being the 13th version I designed and that at one stage, a friend pointed out that the twisted corners looked like ‘fangs’ – so it became ‘Fandango’!

Quilt size: width: 48″" height: 48″"

Trees for the Forest Trees for the Forest
By: Jill Stemple, North Carolina, USA

I made this quilt on behalf of my friend April for her daughters 16th birthday because April, who is currently in solitary confinement, was unable to get her daughter a present. I wanted a modern quilt that was young and fun and I needed to make it pretty quickly, so I went with a log cabin.

Quilt size: width: 66" height: 76"

Zebra Logs Zebra Logs
By: Jessica Mirasol, Virginia, USA

This is the first quilt I ever made. My 9-year-old daughter wanted to decorate her room using purple and zebra print. I decided to go with a quilt that was still a traditional pattern, but let her update it with the fabrics. She chose them all herself and they suit her perfectly!

Quilt size: width: 64" height: 87"


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This post was published on August 5th, 2011. Post topics: Quilt Gallery.

4 Responses to “Log Cabin Quilts”

  1. Denise :) says:

    Oh my, so many gorgeous quilts to choose from this week! I’m so glad we can pick five — still not enough though. LOL! I don’t see a link for the slider thingie to view the quilts. I’m sorry that’s not working like you want it to — I *really* liked scrolling through the quilts that way. Thank you so much for continuing to do this every week, and GOOD LUCK to all this week’s participants! Log Cabin blocks are so incredibly versatile, and as evidenced by this week’s entries, makes some GORGEOUS quilts! :)

  2. Deborah says:

    Ditto what Denise said!! They are all beautiful.

  3. Estie says:

    Wow! Beautiful quilts…so hard to choose which ones to vote for. They are all winners!

  4. I tried to leave a message last night, but the computer was on a go slow for some reason, this evening, boom, straight here, studied the quilts, oh me oh my, the are all just fabulous aren’t they and only five votes to use. I have voted for five, wish I could give everyone a vote, yes I know that would be sily, but hey, everyone, your quilt is fabulous.
    Good luck to all, and thank you for doing this each week for us, we get to see wonderful stuff on here.

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