My Log Cabin top started last week is finished! The piecing was quickly done, what took more time was,
as usual, the display of the blocks, and at the end it did not turn out the way I expected to!
I had planned to emphasize the central squares of the blocks
I was so enthusiastic about the color and the design of this fabric by Marcia Derse that I thought of
emphasizing it by placing it in the large square center of each block, so that it is brought out.
Although it is an evidence, I realize (late) that with Log Cabin pattern, and in general, if you want to emphasize the center block, you have to choose either a complete different color than the stripes, or a very strong value, dark or light. Here the value of this fabric was not contrasting enough with the blue strips. It would have made a striking contrast with the light turquoise fabric I used in the strips, which color is the one that is finally brought out. I must say that, though different than expected, I am rather satisfied with the final result.
As regards the quilting, I am hesitating between a straight line design and a circular one. The advice of all my quilters friends would be very much appreciated.
Have a wonderful week-end.