LOGS IN THE SAMPLER  68" x 84"  1994          Back to Gallery




Scraps of fabric were sorted into light, medium and dark values and used to create individual log cabin squares on paper foundations. Sampler quilt blocks were constructed to show clam shells, hexagons and  4-patch, 9-patch and 16-patch designs.

Machine foundation piecing and machine quilting

*This quilt represents the first time that I had tried machine quilting on a large quilt. Hand quilting was impossible because of all the small log shapes and bulky seams. The standard of quilting wasn't brilliant but it was a breakthrough in my development as machine quilter.