Take a regular fan/dresden pattern and insert triangles that are folded in half, into your seam, you'll have this type of pattern when pressed. It's really easy and I love how it looks.
Garden Jewels 2, med by Kirsten Chursinoff, via Flickr -- how about doing this large-scale, with doilies, instead of embroidery??
snail's trail and storm at sea...I could see this more in multicolor scraps. Beautiful.
Red Pepper Quilts: Step Back in Time - another beautiful rainbow Log Cabin
Paper-Pieced Quilt Blocks Pattern - Sun, Please
Blogger's Quilt Festival: Converging Corners Quilt -- oh my, I love this riff on the Log Cabin.
Disappearing nine patch on point