Jan 17, 2011
Half log cabin--Falling Timbers
This is how I decided to assemble those half-log-cabin quilt squares. I believe this arrangement of blocks has a name--Falling Timbers. This title reminds me of the pioneers of America who cleared forests and made farms. Anyhow, what happened is that after I made twenty blocks, I started to run out of the dark 2 1/2 inch wide strips. So I measured, and decided that I had enough blocks to make a throw or lap-sized quilt. And I added a green border. I used to not care much for green, but the last few years, after seeing so many quilters using green to such an advantage on their blogs, I changed my mind about the color. As a matter of fact, I think that I will be using some bright green on my next "creation". Meanwhile, I have a nice piece of green flannel in the wash machine at the moment, and plan to use it for the backing of this quilt. I have an idea in my mind, to make a wall hanging with the help of my new book, "Word Play Quilts," by Tonya Ricucci. Ever since I acquired the book, I've been having a good time planning a free-pieced something.