Make this traditional block by sewing a series of different coloured strips around a central square
This traditional block is created with strips sewn around a central square. The folk-lore has it used to represent the fireplace of the log cabin, so would be sewn with red fabric. Then lit half the cabin (the light side) and threw the other half into shade (dark fabric). The colours used by Sallieann still reflect this concept.
Sallieann takes you through the various stages. She suggests that once cut, you lay your fabric pieces out in front of you in their sewing order. This will prove to be less confusing as you progress sewing the logs on. You must remember you have two light and 2 dark for each round.
The log cabin block remains a favourite of Valerie and in her Log Cabin workshop you get to learn a really quick way of making several at a time .
If you are struggling with an accurate 1/4″ seam allowance, you might find this workshop with Valerie Nesbitt helpful click here.
Fabric requirements are listed in our Promo video for this series – click here for details
You can find the same colourway of Fat 8ths featured in this video (Forest Fruits) as well as 7 other colourways that the quilt would look equally stunning in at Oakshott Fabrics. For more ideas and inspiration, click here
Finished size approx 60″ x 70″
This block, along with all the others in sampler series, can be repeated to create a quilt in their own right. Just make lots either in the same colourway, or various.
The full pattern is available on Sallieann’s website.
Sallieann enjoys traditonal quilting techniques and has won several quilt show awards in the UK and the USA. Be sure to check out her wool applique projects using a blend of hand and machine sewing.
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