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Make a Quilt in a Day : Log Cabin Pattern (Quilt in a Day)
Make a Quilt in a Day Log Cabin Pattern - Quilt in a Day Author:Eleanor Burns The Log Cabin design dates back to pioneer days and is one of most popular quilting patterns. Most Colonial homes had one or more of these quilts. — The center square, traditionally red, represents the heart or hearth of the home. The strips around the center square are said to represent the logs of the cabin. — Completed tops were hand quilted ... more »by neighbors welcoming a new family while all the men raised the barn.
By turning the log cabin blocks in different directions, many looks can be created. One design has been appropriately named Barn Raising.
The Fields and Furrows layout illustrates the highs and tows of the newly plowed field.
Even though our log cabin quilts are stitched together quickly by machine with fabric purchased new, they are just as warm and unique as any the pioneers painstakingly made with carefully saved scraps.« less