Here is a great example of how to take a log
cabin block, enlarge the center, and put a whimsical appliqué in it to make a
novelty quilt. You can put the appliqués on with fusible, and then just machine
stitch around the edges or do a blanket stitch.
This is a fun quilt for a dog lover.
beginning quilters like to buy quilt pre-cut quilt squares. While it
is convenient, be aware you will need a lot of them. Here is approx how many
4-inch squares you need for the following size quilts without borders.