Scrappy Sunday

When we first thought about setting up Scrappy Sunday posts we both wrote satisfyingly long lists of possible topics and titles in our respective notebooks and quaffed a considerable quantity of caffeine at HQ.  It seemed such a good idea and we have been delighted with the response to the weekly posts.  This week we’re re-visiting one of our absolute favourite scrap-busting blocks – Log Cabin.  Both of us have taught this piecing classic for many years and it is one we return to time and again – in fact Barbara is teaching a class at The Corner Patch this month (making sure that Chris’s Little Book of Log Cabin is in her class resources bag).


We both have well-thumbed copies of the Bonnie Leman/Judy Martin book Log Cabin Quilts published in 1980


 

and it’s really interesting to see just how much quilting publishing has changed and developed over the years – compare the presentation and illustrations here to what we regularly see in books and magazines nowadays.


 Probably the first instruction we followed for Log Cabin blocks was in the BBC booklet Discovering Patchwork –


 Just look at the suppliers list at the back of this publication! –


This is 1978 – what a difference today!! 

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