One of my first quilts….and only hand quilted one……was a log cabin quilt.
Fat Quarter Shop has created another Classic & Vintage quilt pattern. This pattern shows a neat way to make log cabin blocks. The patterns uses the Creative Grids Log Cabin ruler which I didn’t have but I did have several different rulers that I was able to use. I used a 4 1/2 inch ruler to make the first trim of the block. I lined up the center of the ruler with the center block.
For the second trim I used a 6 1/2 inch ruler and also used painter’s tape to mark another diagonal line.
For the final trim of the block I used a 8 1/2 inch ruler and painters tape again.
Here is the final block and making it this way definitely made a perfectly square block.
I ended up making six blocks for a small quilt. Here you can see it all pieced and ready to be quilted. The pattern includes a couple of appliques that would love beautiful.
I decided to just add some little flowers and leaves.
I did my normal type of raw edge applique -freemotion stitching.
I used pinks that I had in my stash…..my pink stash is getting low. The quilt size is 22 x 32.
You can download the free pattern for the block here.
There is also a video that shows how to make the block and is very informative. The link is here or watch it below. After watching it, I think this is another ruler I just might have to buy. Kimberly even shows a cute little Fat Quarter Shop ruler that I’ll be picking up! Yes…..I am a ruler junkie.
Here is the link to the pattern that includes three different sizes of quilts and the appliques.
I hope you enjoy this post and make some log cabin blocks of your own. This is my last quilt for August and what a perfect finish. Tomorrow starts a new month!