Thursday, October 21, 2010

Medallion Quilt

Log Cabin

Yesterday I was playing with this Hexagonal Log Cabin block.  Today I want to use it to make the center of a Medallion quilt.
What if I arrange 6 Hexagonal Log Cabin blocks like this?

I have the center for my Medallion quilt.
What if I surround it with Log Cabin blocks on 4 sides?

This is a good start and an interesting one.
What if I change the background from white to black?

This is more dramatic. But it needs something in the corners if it's going to be a Medallion quilt.
What if I add 4 more log Cabin blocks facing out?

When the gray portion of the blocks faces out, I get the feeling that the border is somehow incomplete.
What if I face all the Log Cabin blocks in one direction?

Same problem as before only worse. I definitely don't like this.
What if I use the Log Cabin blocks to create pinwheels in the corners?

This has potential but somehow it's not quite there yet.
What if I replace the grays in the Log Cabin blocks with blue-purples?

This I like. Now I can start working on the next ring of blocks.
What if for the next ring of blocks I use Log Cabin blocks again but invert them so that the strips are in the center and the black is around the outside?

I like this a lot. But something is not quite right in the center of the quilt. It seems a bit jittery.

What if replace the grays in the Hexagonal Log Cabin blocks with blue-purples?

This works. The center is calmer now. I've got my Log Cabin Medallion quilt and I'm done for the day.

For more Medallion quilts go to My Posts by Subject in the sidebar on the right and click on Medallion Quilt.


  1. Wayne,

    WOW! Stunning! I think you should go fabric shopping now!

    Judy B

  2. I particularly like how the log cabins in the border seem to be floating. Although I don't have a quilt in mind, how do you feel about people using your ideas?

  3. Liz

    If you find something in my blog (sketch book) that inspires you to create a quilt by all means go ahead and do it.

    If that happens I would be pleased if you e-mailed me a picture of it.