Today is Open Line Friday–a chance for everyone to join in with both questions and answers. (The questions need not be quilt related–I got some great mascara recommendations a few weeks ago.)
We have an open question from last week: Please recommend a good book for a beginner quilter. I am going to toss this out to the crowd–as my favorite book is probably not in print anymore–(anyone remember Quilts! Quilts! Quilts!?) What are your favorites?
My friend, Laura recently asked me to chose my favorite quilt block. Now that is a tall task. The honest answer is…”whatever quilt block at which I am looking right now.” I love most quilt blocks (except Sun Bonnet Sue blocks and all of its variations). If pushed, however, the Log Cabin is my favorite quilt block.
First, I love that you never have to check a pattern to cut the pieces. Chose a log width and just start cutting…
Next, I love that you don’t have to read a pattern to stitch the pieces. Just start sewing…
I also love how the colors blend. No need to audtion every fabric for every square. When I made this quilt, I had just two boxes of strips: warm colors and cool colors
There are hundreds of variations of this one block-different colorways, log sizes, center sizes, off-set centers, and so many layout variations that I would never get bored making this versatile quilt. Best yet–no pattern required! (Almost no thinking required!) Just accurate cutting and accurate seaming!
What is your favorite beginner quilt book?
What is your favorite quilt block?
Thanks for sharing,