I am working through a series of weaving structures and log cabin is currently at the top of the list. It is a fun technique to practice keeping the threading order straight during warping as well as getting the right number of pics per inch to make sure the squares are actually square. Check out how the vertical "logs" look a lot longer than the horizontal logs even though the squares are the same sizes. I guess the old fashion advice to wear vertical instead of horizontal stripes is true!
I used carpet warp for both the warp and weft with a sett of 12 ends per inch. I like carpet warp a lot for projects like this because it is super easy to work with.
To practice an additional technique, I added a floating selvedge to each side even though balanced log cabin does not typically need a floating selvedge. It is what looks like a loose purple thread at the end of the work (you can see it near the top right of the photo). I am not a huge fan of straight log cabin, but I really like it for an accent and found it to be a good weaving exercise.