Design Dynamics of Log Cabin Quilts


Log Cabin blocks start with a center square. The Courthouse Steps and Pineapple blocks diverge from the standard in how strips are added. In the standard Log Cabin block, strips spiral out from the center to the block edge. In the Courthouse Steps variation, strips step out from the center, top and bottom, side by side. In the Pineapple variation, strips radiate outward, first along the sides, then at the corners.

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