I have finished the log cabin blocks. There are 25 of them. They are very large blocks (17.5"). If I make a 20-block quilt it will be 68"x 85, which is okay, although a bit thin for the full-size bed. I can also make a 25-block quilt which would be 85x85 and will hang nearly to the floor on all sides.
The fun part about log cabin blocks is that they can be put together to make very different patterns. Many patterns require more blocks, but I created possible 20-block and 25-block layouts and took pictures.
"New Kid" will get to pick. The blocks will sit quietly in the room's closet while I wait.
But that we don't get to pick the final layout does not mean we can't consider them. Here's an album showing the block construction, boring if you are not a quilter, and the various layouts, which may be slightly less boring.
Which one do you like best?
Update: as you can see from the comments, the Pinwheel quilt is the favorite among readers who comment (at least so far). Hubby likes the diagonal strips best; Andrew and Brian like the zig-zag pattern. Actually, Andrew likes center diamond the best, but not with the addition that is necessary to make it long enough. I'm really curious regarding which the new kid will pick.
I really hated this pattern for a while, not the way it looked, but how much more difficult it was to do than I expected. Eventually I have figured it out, and now it might become a standard.