Hi Ya’ll, (I just like saying that as you Texan’s always sound so fun with your drawl accent)
As you know I’ve started a pizza box challenge (thanks to Boston Pizza for donation the boxes for us – so generous of them). I’m on my way to a retreat on the 2 & 3 of October so I had to get my block completed for the pizza box challenge.
I’ve always wanted a log cabin quilt but never seem to get around to making one – helping my mum right now make this beautiful one…can’t wait to see that one finished.
So I thought since I’m making one now for my Pizza Box Challenge I would do a tutorial on piecing them together the easy way.
First I found one of my favourite quilting books on blocks
Found the log cabin option pages
The block I wanted to complete (Diagram 7) and figured out my final size which will be 9″ and I wanted the one with the contrasting from one side to the other with the red block in the middle. The red center block dates back to civil war times and it generally means heart of the home. I chose 1.5″ widths for my strips.
I chose subtle blues (4)
red for the center square and tans and browns for the light side of the block
a) sew your center square 1.5″ x 1.5″ to the 1st tan as in Diagram 7
b) line up your ruler and cut the excess of this first strip off so it’s straight
c) finished center
d) add your next strip on (unfortunately I cut mine prior to taking the photo)
c) add you next 1/2 round of blues on both sides (see Diagram 7)
c) cut excess of blue off
make sure you press well on the wrong side keeping everything nice and straight
d) next 1/2 round of tans
e) remember to do both sides of the half
f) continue on until you have the desired size or equal rounds or both 😉
g) final round – press well and your done!!
any questions email me or leave a comment