I used this fabric, plus a jelly roll, to make 110 of these log cabin blocks that are 10 inches square. I finished the blocks over the weekend.
Now, comes the fun part. The setting. There are so many ways to set log cabin blocks for different looks. I have it narrowed down to three variations that I want to make - Streak of Lightning, Barn Raising, or Straight Furrows.
This log cabin quilt was made in the 1870s, from silk by Sophronia Ellen Turnbow Carter. She was born in Alabama, but came to Utah as a Mormon pioneer. I apologize for the bad photo, but I took a picture of it out of my book Quilts & Women of the Mormon Migrations. It isn't one of the settings I am choosing from, but it is gorgeous.
This is a Barn Raising setting with lights in the middle, made from 1880-1910 with wools in the United States. I love this one as well, its a traditional setting for log cabin quilts.