Modern Log Cabin WIP

by Judy Tucker

I picked up 2 yards of Michael Miller's Happy Town fabric this weekend.   I love all the bright colors.  The design reminds me of the building blocks we loved to play with when we were children.

Happy Time by Michael Miller Fabrics
I have a Kona Cotton New Bright design roll that I used part of for my Jumbled Spools Quilt.  The colors of the design roll are a great match for the "Happy Time" fabric.

I want to see the "Happy Town" design in the quilt so I cut 10.5 x 10.5 inch squares for half the blocks in the quilt.  The alternating blocks will be improv pieced Modern Log Cabin blocks.   I want to echo the striped elements in the fabric so I'm making strips of stripes which I plan to incorporate into the Log Cabin blocks.

This quilt is so busy that I think it might be a good idea to add some white.  It could be sashing strips intersperced randomly between some of the blocks or maybe just incorporated into the Log Cabin blocks.

Here 4 blocks laid out 2 different ways:
Auditioning white sashing--I don't think this works.                                              
Without the white sashing strips. 

I think I need to make some more blocks and then will decide what looks best.  Suggestions are welcome…please leave a comment if you have an idea.