|Forgive the wonky angle, taking photos of quilts in the wind is tricky!|
This traditional block can look equally good breaking a few rules. Here are some variations:
- Coloured or fussy cut centre.
- Instead of light and dark though how about this spiral version using only 2 colours.
- Varying the width of the strips surrounding the centre gives a really nice offset effect too.
- And this one based on the courthouse steps version of the block, which is made building the blocks 2 sides at a time.
- Half log cabin though in my head this is more of a quarter. Some people call it a Chevron block. My first time making a log cabin I inadvertently ended up with one of these.
- How about Wonky? Anna our May Queen for the Modern Irish Bee chose a wonky log cabin style block for her month and the instructions and tutorials links to make this are here on our Blog page.
- And lastly you could apply the same principle to a shape other than a square. How about a triangle or even an octagon? There's a link to a hexagon tutorial on our Facebook page if you want to try it out.
|Used with permission from Jody|