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Log Cabin -- one of my favorite blocks

I like simple, traditional blocks.  Their geometry is somehow...comforting.  And classics never go out of style.

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Log Cabin variation, Cotton in the Cabin

I love Log Cabin.  You can't get simpler, really -- but if you really want to work with color, you get a very rich look from this block.  And the settings!  But that is a subject for another diary...

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Crows Nest

This one is very similar to a Churn Dash block -- but gives a completely different look.  This block was used in Dreaming of Better Days' love catcher quilt -- but I would like to try it in a lap throw someday.

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Rail Fence (mimi's niece's quilt)

Rail Fence is three equal strips, sewn together.  It lends itself to strip piecing because of this.  But take those simple, stripey blocks -- and you can play with a setting, as I did here.

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Bear Paw

This is an old-fashioned version of Bear Paw.  It is fast to make but has rich, visual interest.

andsarahtoo's quilt, one block
Darting Bird

Darting Bird is a simple nine-patch -- but with strong direction and motion.  It is a good choice for a scrap quilt, I think.

one of SarahLee's blocks
Rose Bud

Rose Bud is a block I would like to use again.  I think it would look great in a scrappy bed quilt.

Please share your favorite blocks below.  Are there any you are drawn to again and again?

Originally posted to Sara R on Sun May 29, 2011 at 05:12 PM PDT.

Also republished by DK Quilt Guild and Street Prophets .

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