I have tried hard to capture the look and feel that you are trying to create with your log cabin quilt... I hunted for these blues, since I didn't have many in my own stash.
There is a piece in one block from a pillow case I used to have on my bed as a teenager, when I went through a white and blue "Ralph Lauren" phase... The outside darker blue fabric on the one block is from Jennifer's aunt's stash...I felt really blessed when she sent it to me, saying she thought it reminded her of something I would like. And does she ever know me - it is one of my favourite fabrics in my stash now. It is a bit on the darker side... The grey blue on the outside edge of the other block comes from a large bolt of William Morris fabric my mom gave me - he is her favourite designer and I have a lot of fabric in that style from her... Of the whites on white, my most favourite is the tree print. It says winter to me...
And you may ask, why are there two?! Well, my first attempt didn't measure up exactly - it is just under 14.5"...and so I thought I'd make another. And I don't think you're going easy on us this month with the choice of a log cabin design - it is timeless and classic and can be adapted to a modern quilt look too...and it gives us the time to make more than one block if we feel like our first just isn't right. So that's what I did tonight... I sent some of these fabrics to Amy and the Waterloo gang so they may show up in Shauna/Micaela/Amy's blocks too...
I can't wait to see this one come together! I'm so glad you joined our group... Now it's time I start to look for a pattern for our charity quilt. I'll send these off tomorrow to you.