Hi all -- happy Valentine's/Presidents' Day weekend to all.
I thought I'd share my first liberated Amish top. Technically this was started before the group -- I am in a monthly Log Cabin exploration class at the local quilt shop, taught by a good friend of mine. Our challenge this month was "Make it, then break it" -- either take a traditional log cabin block, piece it and then cut it apart, or make a variation on log cabin by breaking the rules. Since I had just bought Gwen's new book, I chose to do the latter.
I have done a couple fairly straightforward versions of Amish log cabins seen in my travels to Shipshwewana, so I decided to do a liberated version of the same block. (FYI, there's a weird variation on piecing log cabins that seems to be unique to Indiana. The blocks are square, but they're sort of unbalanced, compared to most l.c. blocks. Not easy to explain without pictures!)
Anyway, here it is! The next one is another l.c. from cut up blocks, which I am turning into Liberated Baskets, then I will get on to the challenge at hand here!