This traditional block is created by sewing a series of different coloured strips around a central square and Sallieann guides you through the process.
This traditional block is created with strips sewn around a central square, which folk-lore has it used to represent the fireplace of the log cabin, so would be sewn with red fabric, which 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 and 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 – 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 available with our Promo video – click here for details
We have this same colourway of Fat 8ths available from Oakshott Fabrics available to purchase in the Shop – Forest Fruits ( left), as well as 7 other colourways that the quilt would look equally stunning in. Click here to view the options available and just pick your colourway from the selection list
In addition – you could purchase background fabric and sashing – 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.
Our friends at Creative Quilting are now stocking the Karen Kay Buckley scissors. Click here to find out more.
The full pattern is available on Sallieann’s website – click here to buy Beginner Sampler Quilt PDF Sewing Patterns Entire Course