One of my first quilts....and only hand quilted one......was a log cabin quilt. This still remains my favorite quilt pattern.
Classic & Vintage Hope Blooms Log Cabin Quilt
I am taking part in the Fat Quarter Shop Quilt Along at the Jolly Jabber.
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 ½ 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 ½ inch ruler and also used painter's tape to mark another diagonal line.
For the final trim of the block I used a 8 ½ 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 free motion 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. 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.
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. Don't forget to stop by the Jolly Jabber and see what other quilters have made while taking part in the Classic & Vintage: Hope Blooms Log Cabin Quilt Along.
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