My newest crush is cutting one inch strips for log cabins. The finished logs are one half inch wide. Wanting a scrappier look, I have them in various stages so identical fabric is placed in different rows from block to block. I also try to avoid the same fabric progression from one block to the next.
|Log Cabin block, Sunshine and Shadow set|
For example, in the lights at the top is a beige print with a cowboy on horseback. If I'd placed it closer to the darks, i.e., on a smaller inside log, the darks would have "crept" into the lights and the block would have lost its diagonal. On this long strip near the outer edge of a block, it adds some color (that is technically too dark) but the overall area still reads as light.
I'm still pondering the quilting design but leaning towards diagonal lines. And I need a small border.
Fret not; enjoy the day.