In the July/August 2011 McCalls Quilting is an interesting Log cabin pattern called"Radiance" by Renee Peterson. Log cabin is on my "Gonna Make It-Really I Am" list. Have done pineapple blocks but not log cabin-yet. Was really awed by this pattern...Now the rest of the story. The log cabin blocks are paper pieced. Now that's on the above mentioned list also--but NOT 152 blocks! I understand why the first border would be paper pieced (I might do something different), but I've looked at many log cabin patterns and have E. Burns book and none used paper piecing. The dimensions for cutting are larger to allow for the PP. Could the measurements for strips for a log cabin block that finishes 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" be used or is it because of the small size that it is paper pieced? Now that I think about it that is tiny! Maybe use the bright colors/with black idea in larger blocks and cut down the number of rows? Log cabin experts--input?