The logs are only 1/2" finished...here is how I get there...
I sew on the first piece I make 3 blocks at a time.
Then I trim to 3/4" of an inch leaving the red square alone. it will finish at 1" I wanted it to have a bolder look. remember these blocks are little 1" finished red square to the 1/2" finished logs.
See the block right now is 4.5" all trimmed ready to be sewn into rows , logs 1/2" finished block will be 4" finished
Every one has their own way of working for me this works well, yes a tad waste of fabric but I am not printing out a lot of patterns , using paper to paper piece , my blocks are all ready to be sewn together nice and trimmed and no time spent pulling off the paper. For me thats all worth it. PLUS the fact I always have lots of 1.5" strips ready to use.
ok enough about the log cabin blocks for awhile!!!! hope this answers all your questions and was helpful if your interested in making your own log cabin quilt.
Just heard about another antique quilt exhibit in the NY area, looking forward to going.
Katonah Museum of Art
Feb 24 thru June 16, 2013
134 Jay Street - Route 22
Katonah, New York 10536
I love visiting art museums so am looking forward to going to this one.. quick glance it looks like its near where the Somers Quilt show is every May.
Update on the book yesterday it was a USED book I ordered thru Amazon
photos by Ken Burris, Shelburne Museum , VT.
1996 Kokusai Art Tokyo printed