QUILT INFO

The quilt shown in the header is from a pattern by Cheri Saffiote Payne. The design is from an older book "Two Hour Christmas Projects".

Monday, August 31, 2015

Classic & Vintage Series: The Log Cabin Block

My blog name is Log Cabin Quilter so it makes sense that I would like the Log Cabin block designs.  I have made many of them over the years.  Different styles and different sizes.

Fat Quarter Shop is sharing a free log cabin block pattern from their Classic and Vintage Series.
http://static.fatquartershop.com/media/wysiwyg/pdf/HopeBlooms-BlockPattern.pdf

Also, there is a new You Tube lesson on how to make the block in an easy and accurate method.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCm5ICFJxHk

I was asked to participate in creating something with the log cabin block Classic & Vintage pattern.  I like using them for a border on a quilt and will share the start of a quilt I have in mind.


The applique blocks are not stitched yet.  These are fused designs and will be machine stitched.  I made three of the log cabin blocks to give you an idea of what the log cabin border would look like.  The blocks can be rotated and create different shadings.  Below are a finished quilt and two quilt tops that I have done with log cabin blocks used as borders and sashing.


Acorn Wreath
(from the book "Pumpkin Patch Threads by Need'l Love)


Abe & Mary Lincoln
(Barbara Brackman design for the applique)


Sawing Logs
(In the book "Hibernation" by Country Threads)

The chicken quilt is made from mostly flannels front and back.  It is my favorite quilt to cover up with on the sofa when I am feeling cool.

Are you inspired to make something with log cabin blocks?

28 comments:

  1. I'd like to--I've made 3 over the years--but all a long time ago and I never pre-cut my strips, just used Mary Ellen Hopkins' method of laying pieces on the next rounds strip and then cutting them apart etc. Quick and fun, but not too accurate!! I also have never fused appliques for machining. Sounds like a good and reasonable way for me to continue on my applique journey what with my shoulder acting up again every time I attempt hand quilting....I wish I could do big stitch on my machine as I love the look of it...lovely blocks you have going there....hugs, Julierose

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  2. I am inspired to use the log cabin block as a border. The look so pretty in your quilts.

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  3. I love the Log Cabin block as well. Especially the Courthouse Steps variation. Your Acorn Wreath is lovely!

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  4. The log cabin borders are a great compliment to the applique. I keep cutting strips for a log cabin, just haven't gotten to it yet.

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  5. They are always fun Karen.
    Love your borders.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  6. YOU always inspire me!! Love the Log Cabin!

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  7. I love the log cabin block. The second quilt I ever made was a queen size log cabin for my in-laws. I've never considered using the blocks in a border but I am inspired to try it now. I love the look. I think the acorn wreath is my favorite.

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  8. Karen me gusta el cabaña de troncos,
    ¡¡¡ la colcha de los pollos genial !!!
    la de bellotas fantástica !
    buena semana

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  9. What a great idea for a border!! I've never thought of that. And the system they've devised for making the blocks is genius. They will be completely accurate, something I never seem able to achieve!! thanks!

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  10. Fun borders with the ever versatile log cabin block.

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  11. I've only ever made a log cabin mini quilt, a block in a sampler, and a round of log cabin blocks on a medallion quilt. I need to make a full quilt, but my start of a few blocks still sits in a box on a shelf. One of my mom's first quilts was a log cabin--cut with scissors using cardboard templates. She was so excited when the rotary cutters came out!

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  12. Love the log cabin border. I would never have thought of that.

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  13. I am so glad that I finally made a log cabin! It is such a fun block to make. Then there are so many layouts. Love the pinks and browns your using!

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  14. Great idea for your log cabin blocks! It's going to be great watching this one come together.:)

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  15. I love, love, love log cabins and have made several (many more than any other quilt). But I can't believe I've never used log cabin blocks for a border ... I'm going to have to do that. They make the perfect border for your applique.

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  16. I love log cabin blocks/quilts!
    Thanks for sharing so many examples - all very inspiring!

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  17. Great ideas for using the log cabin blocks as borders. Love your applique blocks, too.

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  18. I've never thought to use a log cabin border--thanks for the inspiration--all your quilts are lovely!

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  19. Wow, Karen! Those are some tiny log cabins blocks on the acorns quilt and the Lincoln mini! I really love them.

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  20. I've always loved the log cabin block, and have never made one - or should I say FINISHED one. I tried one once and got so bored I gave it up - I'm a terrible piecer, I admit, and while I love pieced quilts I love them more when someone else makes them! I LOVE the blocks as a border, that really makes a statement around the applique - gorgeous!

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  21. I also love the Log Cabin it is such a traditional block. I have never thought of using it for a border. In 2009 I made an autumn quilt and have been waiting for inspiration to finish it. As it just didn't look right, I left it alone and now you have come to my rescue, many thanks.

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  22. I'm not inspired but I'm sure you are !! Your quilts are wonderful and your blocks with appliqué awesome ! Wow !
    I have made one LC with 80 blocks a few years ago ! I really loved to do it but I had a pattern !
    Bravo Karen !

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  23. love the chook quilt especially............

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  24. I have never thought about using a log cabin block as a border or sashing. Great idea! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  25. Will try this one more time, I have enjoyed your blog so much. Love the log cabin blocks, used them in my very first quilt. Thanks for the visit to my blog. Hope we get meet one day at the quilt shop. Many hugs, Marie

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  26. great log cabin inspiration. I love all settings of them. Using them for borders is great and I've never thought of it.

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  27. Great ideas. I need to incorporate more log cabin blocks into my quilts, I love the look.

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  28. Beautiful quilts. The cabin was one of my first quilts I learned to make in a class at a local shop.

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