Easy Log Cabin Quilts
Arranging log cabin blocks into quilt tops
part 4 of article

part 1 -  part 2 - part 3  - part 5

This part four of log cabin article:
Various quilt top layouts for log cabin blocks

Here are some sample coloring for log cabin blocks and below them are lots of ways to arrange these blocks in quilt tops.

sample log cabin quilt blocks

= Sample arrangement of log cabin blocks for a quilt top =

1. (above) 7 x 7 blocks - 84" x 84" plus borders arranged to group colors, plus a narrow sashing has been added between blocks. Blue where the blue areas meet and yellow for the rest.

= Sample arrangement of log cabin blocks for a quilt top =

2. (above) 7 x 7 blocks - 84" x 84" plus borders same blocks as in #1, but arranged in furrows and no sashing added.

= Sample arrangement of log cabin blocks for a quilt top =

3.  8 x 8 blocks  (above) - 96" x 96" look how the quilt in #2 looks with just a change to red center squares.

= Sample arrangement of log cabin blocks for a quilt top =

4.  8 x 8 blocks  (above) - 96" x 96" another arrangement (called 'barn raising') of the same blocks as in #3.

 

= Sample arrangement of log cabin blocks for a quilt top =

5.  8 x 8 blocks  (above) - 96" x 96" same arrangement as #4 but with blue centers.

 

= Sample arrangement of log cabin blocks for a quilt top =

6.  8 x 8 blocks  (above) - 96" x 96" same arrangement as #5 but changing the color family to blue and white.

= Sample arrangement of log cabin blocks for a quilt top =

7.  8 x 8 blocks  (above) - 96" x 96" same blocks as #6 but changing block arrangement gives a shaded dimensional look.

 

= Sample arrangement of log cabin blocks for a quilt top =

8.  8 x 8 blocks  (above) - 96" x 96" same arrangement as #7 but changing the centers to blue from yellow and removing yellow from the border gives a very different "snowy windows" look.

 

= Sample arrangement of log cabin blocks for a quilt top =

9.  4 x 4 blocks  (above) - 48" x 48" with an arrangement similar to quilt #1 but in a different colorway and bolder due to fewer blocks. This would make a nice wall hanging quilt.

10.  4 x 4 blocks  (above) - 48" x 48" with the same arrangement as quilt #9 but with a narrow sashing added between the blocks to form a secondary grid of pale green and dark blue lines.

I hope this gives you some ideas of how you want to arrange your blocks. But you don't need to decide first - make the blocks and move them around to decide.


The Other Parts to this Log Cabin Article:

Page one - the introduction
Page two - how much fabric and cutting the strips
Page three - sewing the blocks in two styles
This is Page four - log cabin style blocks: sample quilt layouts

Page five: courthouse steps style blocks: sample quilt layouts

AND: For more information and links 
to Log Cabin quilt ideas 
and block patterns :
go HERE

All graphics of blocks and quilts were prepared with Electric Quilt Program by the author.

Susan
2003 copyright   Susan C. Druding