Log Cabin ala Dr. Seuss by corginole
Project 4 in the Quilter's Academy Freshman Year introduced log cabins and careful measurement and squaring of the quilt. The fabric line is Celebrate Seuss by Robert Kaufman.
I practiced accurate cutting and stitching, as well as fussy cutting and careful squaring of blocks. Along the way, I decided one of the fabrics (the rainbow) was too busy for the blocks so dropped back to plan B. I decided that I wanted a slightly larger block than the pattern called for (10 inch blocks instead of 8 inch) so I practiced resizing block measurements to figure out what I needed. I also played with various ways to lay out a log cabin and chose the most pleasing to me. When fussy cutting faces/characters - well any directional fabric - one also has to consider directionality in the final project.
This was originally intended for my nephew as an infant - thus the heavy emphasis on red/white/black (the backing is the black & white Dr. Seuss print). He is now 4.5 and his little brother is 2. I'm not sure who it will go to - and I am tempted to keep it for myself as I like Dr. Seuss.
I shared this one with Harriet Hargrave at the NC Symposium recently and she was complimentary.
I have not decided if this one will have a border. It is 40 x 40 now. I may add a narrow border or just go straight to the binding once it is quilted. I have a variegated primary colors thread to use for the top.
Original fabric choices. The scatter print is used on half the blocks. The rainbow was eventually replaced.
First logs attached - featuring the essence of Horton
Initial set of logs added. The Sneeches is one of my favorite stories by Seuss.
2 Rounds on - Cat in the Hat
Auditioning the final logs - Fox in Socks
The Lorax shows off the final block.
Option 2 - too upsidedown
Option 3 - too busy - rainbow fabric is out of place.