This circa 1870 quilt is from Pennsylvania. The red centers are wool. The blocks are set on point creating alternating dark and light bands.
This all cotton quilt top has a similar colorway but is turn of the century (1900) is much different in scale and setting...
This is part of an earlier quilt purchases from the Maryland's eastern shore (folded in quarters)
It isn't in the best of condition (ok...poor condition) but I loved the hst's used for the centers and the pieced borders.
Here is a top purchased in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The colors are so Penn! Using log cabins as part of a "four patch" design is unusual. These fabrics are difficult to date as they were printed for a long timeperiod. I'd say this was circa 1900...
Not scrappy but still fun.
Below is a crib quit done as one large uneven log cabin. It looks like it may have started with an orphan block and just grew! This came from Pennsylvania circa 1880. I've made a reproduction for it for my sister. A fun project.
This is one I made using repro-fabric scraps from other projects. I has the traditional red centers for the blocks.
Sometimes you don't have to make a whole log cabin block...the little color study below uses a quarter log cabin block. The center block is a hst and takes a bit of planning...the inspiration came from the antique hst quilt.
This blue and yellow design below is from a Kaffe book..
A more "controlled" scrappy. It takes more planning than the other log cabin layouts. Again I used the left-over strips to make a border.
This little quilt was made up from scraps and donated...a good use for orphan blocks! I always end up with a few extra when I make log cabin quilts!
And even smaller...this is about 16x16. I stitched it up during a snow storm. Lesson learned - don't hand sew on paper! Duh! Also learned however, that log cabins can be made really tiny!