Welcome to my blog. I’m so excited to be a part of Quilters Newsletter’s 21 Best Tradition with a Twist Quilts magazine and blog tour.
I love creating traditional quilts and giving them a new, updated look. So, submitting a quilt for this special issue was right up my alley. Better yet, I already had a design in mind. Yippee!! I create all of my quilts in EQ7 and I’d been playing with a Log Cabin block to create different designs. A traditional Log Cabin block has dark fabrics on one side of the block and light fabrics on the diagonally opposite side of the block.
To add a twist, I started by mixing up the fabric placement to create a completely different look. I used red and cream prints on one side of the block, and gray and black prints on the other side of the block.
Next I arranged the blocks in a side-by-side setting and then I used the “Symmetry” tool in EQ7 to twist and turn the blocks to create a design that doesn’t look anything like a traditional Log Cabin quilt. Twisted Logs has a lot of depth and movement. And, it’s oh-so-easy to make!
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Happy Quilting, Nancy