Here are some examples of one of the regular patchwork block patterns we love to use in Rejig sewing sessions – the Log Cabin Block. A couple of years ago we all worked together as a group over a couple of months to create a log cabin quilt to display at the Festival of Thrift, recreating the traditional quilting bee in lots of different places, which was a lot of fun, and something we planned to keep on doing in the future.
It’s an easy block to create and can look very striking with just 2 colours as in a black and bright pink design giving it a stark, graphic quality or very crisp in the more traditional red, white and blue colourway shown here. It is also a great block for making all kinds of secondary repeating patterns using the light and dark tones of the chosen colours in the individual blocks to create great contrast across a quilt.
Look out for our Log Cabin tutorial coming in November and why not make something lovely with it for a special winter present.