Friday, March 30, 2012

Evolution of Tiger's Eye

Having only made two Log Cabin quilts in my life - both of which I consider favorites - I was excited when Mandy chose the pattern for her swap row.  Here's a picture of the squares on the design wall and auditioning for placement on the top.

Using the diagonal lines on my cutting board and the lines on my ruler, I turned them on point and cut the tips off two sides.  Then I cut 7" squares of cream in half to create the setting triangle. Once squared up, I sashed with a 2" strip, added a 5" piece of Tula Pink background Mandy had provided to each end and attached the row.
Before they became Tiger's Eyes
The rich pallet and log cabin theme with alternating large/small & 4/5 per row is giving this top such a cohesive design.
The Need for Negative Space
Even though I really like the way the blocks look on their own, if I had sewn them in as squares they wouldn't have supported the overall look of the top and would've given it a bottom heavy appearance. They measured 12x12 but seemed so much larger and rigid. I'm happy with the final result (see earlier post) and glad that Mandy is too.
My First Log Cabin

My Second Log Cabin


  1. Inspired! Love the 2 log cabin quilts you made. I have blogged some about my delvings into the block type - they are a great way to use up scraps and seem to have endless variations!

  2. Wow these are amazing! I found your blog through Lily's quilts.


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