This variation of a log cabin block is quite dramatic with assorted colors alternating with solid black strips. Each quarter of the block is made individually by starting with a small black square and adding strips on only two sides of the square. The four quarters are then joined to made the complete block.
In this case, I chose to quilt by stitching in the ditch. There is enough movement happening. I didn't feel that I had to add more with the quilting.
Often we, as quilters are taught, press the seam allowances to one side or the other. When we attempt to stitch in the ditch, we try to stay on the "non-seam allowance" side of the seam.
We make our best effort to ride the shoulder!
By pressing the seam allowances open, not only does the seam lie flatter but we can actually stitch in the ditch of the opened seam allowance. Our stitches become truly invisible. (Yes, the quilting has been completed in the close-up photo.)
My pillow top quilted with invisible stitches in the ditch.
Another pillow to add to my collection.
I love the drama of the black vs. color!
May you be blessed with a bright and sunny day.
My pattern "Pizza Box"
uses these blocks and
is available for purchase
on my website.