|How do I set log cabin blocks?|
I am a new but eager quilter with 70 gorgeous traditional log cabin blocks in shades of blue and yellow. In my inexperience I just made a 'bunch of blocks' and through trial and error realize that I am limited in designs for a 10 X 7 block quilt. I can't use the designs that have a center pattern. (I would like to add borders etc to make a twin size quilt. The blocks are 9") I think I can do what are called furrows but they don't seem to make the most of my blocks - not much of a design. Do you have any suggestions? Thank you so much in advance for considering this question.
YES, you can do Furrows, which is
a diagonal set. If you like the "running-cornerwise" look,
also consider the Streak of Lightning set. It should work with the
number of blocks you're mentioning, as well. Do you have a floor or
table you can lay out the blocks on, then leave
them for a few hours or so? You'll get a fresh new look at them this
way, and probably discover a new variation of your own! At any rate, be
sure to step to the doorway of the next room, so you can view any
setting possibilities both from close-up and from far away. The change
in perspective will work wonders. Good luck, and e-mail privately if
you're just not getting anywhere.