The Log Cabin block in 'quilting' terms is a traditional one dating back to around the 1860's.
To achieve a more contemporary appearance I used black and white fabric for this double quilt. I added three borders, one of which is red to compliment the centre squares of the log cabin blocks.
The back of the quilt is in black and red, which I also used for the scrappy binding.
I pieced the patchwork using my trusty domestic sewing machine and due to the size of the quilt it was quilted by a longarm quilting specialist, Cath Brough of Cumbrian Longarm Quilting. The quilting design is called Diagonal Plaid. I machine stitched the binding and then finished it off by hand.
All the fabric used is 100% cotton and between the layers is 100% cotton wadding. Aurifil 100% cotton thread was used to both piece the patchwork and to quilt it as well.
The approximate measurements of the quilt are W72½" x L83½" or W183 cms x L211 cms.
The quilt it machine washable on a gentle setting.