Logs!

Ex­plore the many vari­a­tions of Log Cabin blocks not only in the quilt cen­ter but also in the bor­der. Add a bit of ap­pliqué and you have an ex­cep­tional quilt.

Annie's Quilting for the Home - - News - De­signed & Stitched by Lyn Brown With As­sis­tance From Re­becca Sproal Quilted by Jami Goto

Spec­i­fi­ca­tions

Skill Level: Ad­vanced Quilt Size: 81" x 81" Block Size: 9"x 9" fin­ished Num­ber of Blocks: 81

Ma­te­ri­als

See in­di­vid­ual block con­struc­tion for list of ma­te­ri­als for each block type. The fol­low­ing list of ma­te­ri­als

in­cludes the red used as the cen­ter of many of the blocks, for the flower cen­ters and for the bind­ing, and fab­rics used for ap­pliquéd flow­ers, vines and leaves. • 1/4 yard blue print (flow­ers) • 1/4 yard each gold and pur­ple tonals (flow­ers) • 2/3 yard green tonal (leaves and vines) • 1 yard red print (block, flower cen­ters and bind­ing) • Back­ing to size • Bat­ting to size • Thread • 11/2 yards fusible web (op­tional) • Tem­plate ma­te­rial • Ba­sic sewing tools and sup­plies

Cut­ting

Pre­pare tem­plates for ap­pliqué pieces us­ing pat­terns given. Cut as per pat­tern and in­struc­tions for your fa­vorite method of ap­pliqué.

From red print:

• Cut 2 (11/2" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 48 (11/2") A squares. • Cut 9 (21/4" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut 1 strip into 5 (21/4") A2 squares. Set aside re­main­der of strip and 8 re­main­ing strips for bind­ing.

Bull’s-Eye Blocks Ma­te­ri­als

• 1 fat eighth pur­ple print • 1 fat quar­ter each green, blue and gold prints

Cut­ting From pur­ple print:

• Cut 8 (11/2") B squares. • Cut 8 (11/2" x 31/2") C rec­tan­gles.

From green print:

• Cut 8 (11/2" x 31/2") D rec­tan­gles. • Cut 8 (11/2" x 51/2") E rec­tan­gles.

From blue print:

• Cut 8 (11/2" x 51/2") F rec­tan­gles. • Cut 8 (11/2" x 71/2") G rec­tan­gles.

From gold print:

• Cut 8 (11/2" x 71/2") H rec­tan­gles. • Cut 8 (11/2" x 91/2") I rec­tan­gles.

Com­plet­ing the Bull’s-Eye Blocks

1. Se­lect eight pre­vi­ously cut red print A squares.

2. To com­plete one Bull's-Eye block, se­lect one A square, two B squares and two each C,D, E, F, G, H and I rec­tan­gles.

3. Sew a B square to op­po­site sides of A as shown in Fig­ure 1; press seams away from A. 4. Sew C rec­tan­gles to the top and bot­tom of the A-B unit to com­plete the first round as shown in Fig­ure 2; press seams to­ward C. 5. Add D rec­tan­gles to op­po­site sides of the A-B-C unit as shown in Fig­ure 3; press seams to­ward D. 6. Add E rec­tan­gles to the top and bot­tom of the unit stitched in step 5 to com­plete the sec­ond round re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 4; press seams to­ward E strips. 7. Con­tinue adding F and then G rec­tan­gles, and H and then I rec­tan­gles to com­plete one Bull'sEye block re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 5. Press seams to­ward the most re­cently added rec­tan­gle as you go. 8. Re­peat steps 2–7 to com­plete a to­tal of four Bull's-Eye blocks.

Court­house Steps Blocks Ma­te­ri­als

• 1/4 yard to­tal as­sorted gold prints • 1/3 yard to­tal as­sorted blue prints • 1/2 yard to­tal as­sorted green prints • 1/2 yard to­tal as­sorted pur­ple prints • 1 yard to­tal as­sorted white/cream prints

Cut­ting From gold prints:

• Cut 16 sets of two match­ing 11/2" x 31/2" C rec­tan­gles.

From blue prints:

• Cut 16 sets of two match­ing 11/2" x 51/2" E rec­tan­gles.

From green prints:

• Cut 16 sets of two match­ing 11/2" x 71/2" G rec­tan­gles.

From pur­ple prints:

• Cut 16 sets of two match­ing 11/2" x 91/2" I rec­tan­gles.

From white/cream prints:

• Cut 16 sets of two match­ing 11/2" B squares. • Cut 16 sets of two match­ing 11/2" x 31/2" D rec­tan­gles. • Cut 16 sets of two match­ing 11/2" x 51/2" F rec­tan­gles. • Cut 16 sets of two match­ing 11/2" x 71/2" H rec­tan­gles.

Com­plet­ing the Court­house Steps Blocks

1. Se­lect 16 pre­vi­ously cut red print A squares.

2. To com­plete one Court­house Steps block, se­lect one A square, one set of B squares and one set each C, D,E, F, G, H and I rec­tan­gles.

3. Sew a B square to top and bot­tom of A square to make an A-B unit as shown in Fig­ure 6; press seams to­ward A. 4. Sew C to op­po­site sides of the A-B unit as shown in Fig­ure 7; press seams to­ward C. 5. Sew D to the top and bot­tom of the A-B-C unit as shown in Fig­ure 8; press seams to­ward D. 6. Con­tinue adding rec­tan­gles in al­pha­bet­i­cal or­der, press­ing seams to­ward rec­tan­gles, to com­plete one Court­house Steps block re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 9. 7. Re­peat steps 2–6 to com­plete a to­tal of 16 Court­house Steps blocks.

Pineap­ple Ma­te­ri­als

• 1 fat quar­ter each white/cream prints 1 and 2 • 1 fat quar­ter each blue, brown and green prints • 1 fat quar­ter each white/cream prints 3 and 4 • 1 fat quar­ter pur­ple tonal

Cut­ting From white/cream print 1:

• Cut 4 (13/8" x 21") strips. Sub­cut strips into 10 each 13/8" x 21/4" B and 13/8" x 4" C rec­tan­gles.

From white/cream print 2:

• Cut 6 (13/8" x 21") strips. Sub­cut strips into 10 each 13/8" x4" D and 13/8" x 53/4" E rec­tan­gles.

From blue print:

• Cut 3 (21/4" x 21") strips. Sub­cut strips into 20 (21/4") J squares.

From brown print:

• Cut 3 (25/8" x 21") strips. Sub­cut strips into 20 (25/8") K squares.

From green print:

• Cut 3 (3" x 21") strips. Sub­cut strips into 20 (3") L squares.

From white/cream print 3:

• Cut 8 (13/8" x 21") strips. Sub­cut strips into 10 each 13/8" x 53/4" F and 13/8" x 71/2" G rec­tan­gles.

From white/cream print 4:

• Cut 10 (11/2" x 21") strips. Sub­cut strips into 10 each 11/2" x 71/2" H and 11/2" x 91/2" I rec­tan­gles.

From pur­ple tonal:

• Cut 4 (31/2" x 21") strips. Sub­cut strips into 20 (31/2") M squares.

Com­plet­ing the Pineap­ple Blocks

1. Mark a di­ag­o­nal line from cor­ner to cor­ner on the wrong side of each J,K, L and M square.

2. Se­lect the five pre­vi­ously cut red print A2 squares.

3. To com­plete one Pineap­ple block, se­lect one A2 square, and two each B,C, D, E, F, G, H and I rec­tan­gles and four each marked J,K, L and M squares.

4. Sew B to op­po­site sides and C to the top and bot­tom of the A2 square to make the block cen­ter as shown in Fig­ure 10; press seams away from A2.

5. Place a marked J square on op­po­site corners of the block cen­ter and stitch on the marked lines as shown in Fig­ure 11. 6. Trim seam al­lowance to 1/4" and press J to the right side re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 12. 7. Re­peat steps 5 and 6 on the re­main­ing corners of the block cen­ter to com­plete one round re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 13. 8. Sew D and E rec­tan­gles around the framed block cen­ter re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 14; press seams to­ward D and E. 9. Add K squares to the corners of the pieced unit as in steps 5–7 to com­plete round 2 re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 15. 10. Con­tinue this process, adding F and G rec­tan­gles and then L squares, and fi­nally H and I rec­tan­gles and M squares to com­plete one Pineap­ple block as shown in Fig­ure 16. 11. Re­peat steps 3–10 to com­plete a to­tal of five Pineap­ple blocks.

Log Cabin Blocks Ma­te­ri­als

• 1 fat quar­ter white/cream print 1 • 1 fat quar­ter blue print • 1 fat quar­ter white/cream print 2 • 1 fat quar­ter green print • 1/3 yard white/cream print 3 • 3/8 yard brown print • 1/2 yard white/cream print 4 • 1/2 yard pur­ple tonal

Cut­ting From white/cream print 1:

• Cut 4 (11/2" x 21") strips. Sub­cut strips into 16 each 11/2" B squares and 11/2" x 21/2" C rec­tan­gles.

From blue print:

• Cut 5 (11/2" x 21") strips. Sub­cut strips into 16 each 11/2" x 21/2" D and 11/2" x 31/2" E rec­tan­gles.

From white/cream print 2:

• Cut 7 (11/2" x 21") strips. Sub­cut strips into 16 each 11/2" x 31/2" F and 11/2" x 41/2" G rec­tan­gles.

From green print:

• Cut 10 (11/2" x 21") strips. Sub­cut strips into 16 each 11/2" x 41/2" H and 11/2" x 51/2" I rec­tan­gles.

From white/cream print 3:

• Cut 5 (11/2" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 16 each 11/2" x 51/2" J and 11/2" x 61/2" K rec­tan­gles.

From brown print:

• Cut 6 (11/2" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 16 each 11/2" x 61/2" L and 11/2" x 71/2" M rec­tan­gles.

From white/cream print 4:

• Cut 8 (11/2" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 16 each 11/2" x 71/2" N and 11/2" x 81/2" O rec­tan­gles.

From pur­ple tonal:

• Cut 8 (11/2" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 16 each 11/2" x 81/2" P and 11/2" x 91/2" Q rec­tan­gles.

Com­plet­ing the Log Cabin Blocks

1. Se­lect 16 pre­vi­ously cut red print A squares.

2. To com­plete one Log Cabin block, se­lect one each A and B square and one of each size C–Q rec­tan­gle.

3. Sew a B square to the bot­tom of A to make an A-B unit and add C to the right edge to make the A-B-C unit as shown in Fig­ure 17; press seams to­ward A and then C.

4. Con­tinue to add rec­tan­gles in al­pha­bet­i­cal or­der in a coun­ter­clock­wise di­rec­tion, keep­ing lights on two sides and darks on the re­main­ing sides of the block cen­ter re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 18 to com­plete one Log Cabin block; press seams to­ward the added rec­tan­gle as you stitch. 5. Re­peat steps 2–4 to com­plete a to­tal of 16 Log Cabin blocks.

Double Quar­ter Cabin Blocks Ma­te­ri­als

• As­sorted light scraps • As­sorted blue, green, pur­ple and brown scraps

Cut­ting From light scraps:

• Cut 40 (11/2") B squares. • Cut 40 (21/2") D squares. • Cut 20 sets of 2 match­ing 21/2" x 31/2" F rec­tan­gles. • Cut 20 sets of 2 match­ing 21/2" x 41/2" H rec­tan­gles. • Cut 20 (11/2" x 91/2") J rec­tan­gles.

From blue scraps:

• Cut 20 sets of 2 match­ing 11/2" A squares. • Cut 20 sets of 2 match­ing 11/2" x 41/2" E rec­tan­gles.

From green scraps:

• Cut 20 sets of 2 match­ing 11/2" x 21/2" C rec­tan­gles.

From pur­ple scraps:

• Cut 20 sets of 2 match­ing 11/2" x 61/2" G rec­tan­gles.

From brown scraps:

• Cut 20 (11/2" x 81/2") I rec­tan­gles.

Com­plet­ing the Double Quar­ter Cabin Blocks

1. Se­lect one each I and J rec­tan­gle, two each A, B and D squares, and two each C,E, F, G and H rec­tan­gles to com­plete one Double Quar­ter Cabin block.

2. Sew A to B and add C and D as shown in Fig­ure 19; press seams to­ward A, C and then D. 3. Add E then F, then G and H to com­plete one half-unit as shown in Fig­ure 20; press seams to­ward rec­tan­gles as added. 4. Re­peat steps 2 and 3 to make a re­verse half-unit, stitch­ing pieces to the top and left edges of the A-B unit. Join the two half-units with I and add J to the H-I side to com­plete one Double Quar­ter Cabin block re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 21. 5. Re­peat steps 1–4 to com­plete a to­tal of 20 Double Quar­ter Cabin blocks.

Wed­ding Cake Blocks Ma­te­ri­als

• As­sorted light scraps • As­sorted blue, pur­ple, green and brown scraps

Cut­ting From light scraps:

• Cut 12 sets of 2 match­ing 11/2" B squares and 1 match­ing 11/2" x 31/2" C rec­tan­gle. • Cut 12 sets of 2 match­ing 11/2" x 31/2" E rec­tan­gles and 1 match­ing 11/2" x 51/2" F rec­tan­gle. • Cut 12 sets of 2 match­ing 11/2" x 51/2" H rec­tan­gles and 1 match­ing 11/2" x 71/2" I rec­tan­gle. • Cut 12 sets of 2 match­ing 11/2" x 71/2" K rec­tan­gles and 1 match­ing 11/2" x 91/2" L rec­tan­gle.

From blue scraps:

• Cut 12 (11/2" x 31/2") D rec­tan­gles.

From pur­ple scraps:

• Cut 12 (11/2" x 51/2") G rec­tan­gles.

From green scraps:

• Cut 12 (11/2" x 71/2") J rec­tan­gles.

From brown scraps:

• Cut 12 (11/2" x 91/2") M rec­tan­gles.

Com­plet­ing the Wed­ding Cake Blocks

1. Se­lect 12 pre­vi­ously cut red print A squares.

2. To com­plete one Wed­ding Cake block, se­lect one A square, one set of match­ing B squares and C rec­tan­gle, one each D,G, J and M rec­tan­gle, and one set each match­ing E and F, H and I, and K and L rec­tan­gles.

3. Sew B to op­po­site sides of A and add C and D to com­plete one round as shown in Fig­ure 22; press seams away from A. 4. Con­tinue adding rounds to op­po­site sides and then the top and bot­tom of the cen­ter round in al­pha­bet­i­cal or­der re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 23 to com­plete one Wed­ding Cake block; press seams to­ward rec­tan­gles as added. 5. Re­peat steps 2–4 to com­plete a to­tal of 12 Wed­ding Cake blocks.

Light Court­house Steps Blocks

Ma­te­ri­als • As­sorted light scraps Cut­ting From light scraps:

• Cut 8 (11/2") A squares. • Cut 8 sets of 2 of each of the fol­low­ing: 11/2" B squares and 11/2" x 31/2" C rec­tan­gles same fab­ric 11/2" x 31/2" D and 11/2" x 51/2" E rec­tan­gles same fab­ric 11/2" x 51/2" F and 11/2" x 71/2" G rec­tan­gles same fab­ric 11/2" x 71/2" H and 11/2" x 91/2" I rec­tan­gles same fab­ric.

Com­plet­ing the Light Court­house Steps Blocks

1. To com­plete one Light Court­house Steps block, se­lect one A square and one set each of B and C, D and E, F and G, and H and I pieces.

2. Sew B to top and bot­tom of A and add C to sides to com­plete one round re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 24; press seams away from A. 3. Add sub­se­quent rounds first to the top and bot­tom, and then op­po­site sides of the cen­ter round in al­pha­bet­i­cal or­der re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 25 to com­plete one Light Court­house Steps block; press seams to­ward rec­tan­gles as added. 4. Re­peat steps 1–3 to com­plete a to­tal of eight Light Court­house Steps blocks.

Com­plet­ing the Ap­pliqué

1. Us­ing the pre­pared tem­plates, pre­pare the flower, flower cen­ter, vine and leaf pieces for your fa­vorite method of ap­pliqué re­fer­ring to pat­terns for color and num­ber to cut.

2. Re­fer­ring to the Cor­ner Flower Mo­tif and Fig­ure 26 for place­ment, ar­range and ap­pliqué one cor­ner flower mo­tif on four Log Cabin blocks us­ing your pre­ferred method of ap­pliqué. 3. Re­fer­ring to the Flower Mo­tif and Fig­ure 27 for place­ment, ar­range and ap­pliqué the pur­ple flower mo­tifs on the Wed­ding Cake blocks and the gold flower mo­tifs on the Light Court­house Steps blocks us­ing your pre­ferred method of ap­pliqué.

Com­plet­ing the Quilt

1. Ar­range and join the blocks in nine rows of nine blocks each re­fer­ring to the As­sem­bly Diagram, be­ing very care­ful with block place­ment. Press seams in ad­join­ing rows in op­po­site di­rec­tions.

2. Join the rows, again re­fer­ring to the As­sem­bly Diagram to com­plete the pieced top; press.

3. Ar­range and ap­pliqué a pre­pared leaf shape on the vine piece ends at the seams be­tween blocks us­ing your pre­ferred method of ap­pliqué, re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 28 and the As­sem­bly Diagram to com­plete the quilt top. Note: Not all leaves are shown on As­sem­bly Diagram. 4. Cre­ate a quilt sand­wich re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 109.

5. Quilt as de­sired.

6. Bind edges, re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 109 to fin­ish.

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