One of the quilt patterns that I particularly like is called Log Cabin, so it seems appropriate that I try this design in a collage especially since I'm committed to my Bits Basket this week. Log Cabin starts with a center square or two triangles and is built up by sewing strips of dark and light fabric alternately around the center until the block is the desired size. I started my collage with the museum stamp of a Matisse painting. Then I added the quilt image, then the blue, then the stripes (a bit of photo of one of my paintings)... and then it stopped working.
Log cabin is nearly always a square patch and I'm working in a rectangle. That was one issue to deal with. The other is that I chose too many different patterns and too many pieces of paper for such a small work. And then I lost my focus on the patterning of light and dark and the concentric addition of strips.
I think the resulting collage is okay; it has some good features, and I kept to my red-blue-tan-black colorway but I much prefer the more simple designs, done with fewer pieces.
Back to the drawing board.