I am making a sampler quilt to learn different quilting techniques. I've been stuck on the Fair and Square block (currently in my avatar pic) and wanted to move forward, so I finally went and did a Log Cabin block.
I was very intimidated by all the pieces, but Log Cabin is actually easy and fun to do!
I originally intended to do blues and yellows, with bits of yellow in the blue and blue in the yellow as a sort of yin-yang thing. Didn't have enough different pieces of either color, so I added in the purple and orange. I probably wouldn't do this if I were making an entire Log Cabin quilt.
It actually measures 12 1/2" square on all sides, even though it looks lopsided in the picture. (I notice quality goes down in the upload. It's incredibly clear on my machine.)
I meant to add that I'm hand piecing/appliqueing/quilting my sampler quilt.
Log Cabin Block for Sampler Quilt