On Tuesday, I opened the pizza box containing my log cabin block UFO for my bed. I blogged about the blocks here, 14 months ago.
I followed Eleanor Burns' method for her Log Cabin Quilt in a Day. In this particular book, she has many (like maybe 20!) different settings for log cabin blocks.
I showed DH the different settings and he liked the 'Navajo' set best.
Here it is. 36 blocks.
I decided to add more blocks and smaller borders instead of fewer blocks and larger borders. For two main reasons: 1. I had more blocks and 2. I had less border fabric. :)
Funny how it all seems to work out. Tomorrow I will be working on adding the borders.
I'd like to thank my friend, Joan of Quilt Country for this quilt inspiration. Back when we were bee friends (like a gazillion years ago when I lived in North Texas!), I was whining that I wanted to make a quilt for my bed and DH said positively NO BRIGHT COLORS! Joanie looked at me and deadpanned, "whatcha ya gonna do?! Make a BROWN quilt?!" This conversation took place like in 2004 before brown was an 'in' quilting color! Joanie has probably long since forgotten her off handed (and perhaps, just a tiniest bit sarcastic (!?)) comment to me...but it was enough to plant a seed for this quilt in my mind way back when...