# 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.

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.