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Log Cabin

I decided I needed to make a grey, orange and brown log cabin block to go with my Dresden Plate. Log cabin is such a fun, easy block to do. I’ve made several now, so it feels like a piece of cake.

That’s two blocks done for my future sampler. I’m loving the pace of doing a block a month. What a leisurely way to make a quilt!

The next block we’re learning for our ‘à la carte‘ quilting series is the Schoolhouse block. I’m ready to learn to do ‘y’ seams and thinking my schoolhouse is going to be made of woodgrain fabric for sure! (I don’t think you can ever go wrong with woodgrain fabric)

Log Cabin


Karyn's Dresden Plate

I’ve decided to start yet another quilt! We’re doing an à la carte quilting series at the workroom. Since we’re learning a new block every month, I’m going to put all my blocks together and make another sampler quilt.

The Dresden Plate was really fun to put together. I love all the orange petals that radiate from the centre circle. The fabric in the centre circle is from Denyse Schmidt’s Flea Market Fancy collection. It was one of the first bolts of fabrics I bought for the store and is the colour inspiration for my new sampler – grey, orange and brown. It feels very cozy and fall-like.

I’m pretty new to quilting, but it seems perfectly acceptable to have various quilts on the go at different stages of completion. Clearly, I am embracing this notion as there are now 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (this one!) in progress over here.

Karyn's Dresden Plate

Dresden plate petals