So, this week I started what I plan to be a three-part series where I explore variations on red and white log cabin quilts. They will all be the size of wall hangings and I will machine-piece and hand-quilt them all.
I wanted to do this because red and white can be so amazingly graphic and allows me to highlight the possibilities of simple variation in piecing and quilting within a very tightly specified set of parameters.
Today’s slow stitching has been to start hand quilting my pieced top. The pattern (Baptist Fan or Sashiko, depending on what tradition you pull from!) is such a fun way to have an organic and round shape interplay with this highly regimented square Log Cabin. Looking forward to how the dynamic looks on the full top.