As I mentioned, the pattern is from Susan Beal’s Modern Log Cabin Quilting. I made a few modifications:
– Increased the size of the pieces to make it jelly roll friendly (2 1/2″ strips yield 12″ finished squares, versus 9 1/2″ in the book)
– Made a few extra all-white log cabin blocks to fill in the side areas for the 4 block rows, instead of using plain pieces of fabric
I got the idea for this layout when I was cutting out the pieces from jelly roll scraps and stacking them by color. I had originally planned to randomize the colors, but the gradation in the pile of little rectangles made me think otherwise.
Honestly, I am a bit stumped on how to quilt this one. Usually I go for all over stippling, but this might call for some straight line quilting (which scares the bejeesus out of me). Until I sort it out, I’ll put this one on the backburner and start something else.
You’ll notice that my husband models a lot of my quilts. He’s a good sport, but usually takes liberties with a few funny faces when I’m not paying attention…