Log Cabin quilts, old or new, always get my attention. When I was sorting things for the sale last spring, I came across this little log cabin piece which measures 29″ x 29″. I made it 30 years ago and it was one thing I knew I couldn’t sell. I quilted it with semi-straight lines and bound it. Here’s another shot taken straight on of this barn raising arrangement of blocks.
And now the secret behind the quilt. I used one piece of pink and blue madras plaid along with a bright pink center. Thirty years ago we were in our madras phase and we used woven plaid in just about everything. Our very first kit was a plaid kit of 9 pieces of madras measuring 9″ x9″ each. Mom loved packaging these plaid kits! I searched high and low for a leftover piece of this exact plaid but did not find it. This plaid I’m showing you is very close. I cut the blue strips from the blue areas of plaid and the pink strips for the other side of the block.
The two little Bulldogs, Susie and Chester, went home this morning — they were such good little dogs and they came to love me but they were overjoyed to see their mom and dad.