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The White On White Log Cabin Quilt Block

Hello out there in quilting land. Carolyn Wainscott here to share one of my quilts. Maybe a white on white log cabin quilt block doesn’t sound very exciting or interesting, but I had one on my bucket list for quite some time before the actual work began. The quilt even had its own name from its inception“My Mansion In The Sky, Crystal River Running By.” OkI know it’s hokey, but the white on white quilt turned out just as I had envisioned, and I love log cabins, both wood and fabric.

White on white prints were added to my stash every chance I got while fabric shopping until there were enough and until my mood kicked in.

Here is a finished 12″ block in the quilt:

Not every block is the same. I just created as the mood hit.

Getting fabrics ready:

Here is the fantastic white on white print I found with large roses that were fussy cut for the center of each block.

Here are the smaller prints:

Laces were also added, and these lace strips had strips of white muslin underneath.

The fabrics were cut into 2 1/2″ strips.

These strips were then put into this basket with pins, thread, needles and scissors. It was kept by my chair, and a lot of the blocks were hand-pieced as I watched TV at night. It was also carried with me to the hospital so that I could work on the white on white log cabin quilt blocks during my husband’s hospital stays.

A queen size quilt was made from The White on White Log Cabin quilt blocks by adding sashing cut from satin. I know that satin isn’t a traditional fabric to use, but I wanted a shimmery, watery look for the waves created with my machine quilting.

Here is a cutting and piecing guideline:

Hmmmm! I wonder what a blue on blue log cabin block would look like? Or how elegant and classy a silver to gray/black would be? The bucket list just got longer.

I hope you enjoy quilting and sewing as much as I do,

Carolyn Wainscott


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