I have two of Judy Martin's books: Judy Martin's Log Cabin Quilt Book and Scraps. Both are terrific books and I haven't made anything from either yet. In browsing through I realized that I've never made a log cabin quilt. That's probably why I haven't earned a quilting badge yet.
Here I am pointing out the pattern to Momcat.
Judy includes several different block placement ideas.
Momcat's friend Cathy, Smudge's mom, decided to make the same traditional quilt using Civil War reproduction fabrics. Cathy and Momcat made a couple of trips to local quilt shops that are known for carrying a nice array of reproduction fabrics. After stops at The Quilt Bug and Valley Quilts the empty spaces in their stashes were filled.
We need 5 blacks, 19 darks and 14 lights for the twin size quilt. Here's what we're using.
I can hardly wait to get started on this, but in keeping with one of our 2010 resolutions, we need to finish two projects before we start on this. So far the pillowcases equal one completed UFO. One more to go!