Saturday, April 02, 2011


This is a quilt I've designed and am collecting fabrics for - eventually it will be my stepson's quilt.

I saw a similar star log cabin in a log cabin book a few years ago, and based my design on that, with several changes.

While this quilt is only 4 colors (counting the light an darker yellows), you can collect as many fabrics for it as possible.

To rotary cut this quilt without dealing with 1/8 and 1/16 cuts, the finished size of each block will be 12 inches square, and the finished size of the quilt (including 1 inch borders) will be 86 x 86.

You will need:

REDS:   1 1/2 yards - (one or more reds)
DARK YELLOWS:   1 1/2 yards (one or more dark yellows/golds)
BLACK OR READS BLACK:  5 5/8 (one or more blacks - also this includes the border)
LIGHT YELLOWS:  1 1/4 yards (one or more lighter yellows/golds).

Now then, start collecting your fabrics.  When you've collected your fabrics (I think I'm still collecting mine), wash, press, and starting cutting :

REDS 2 1/2 inch squares (you will need 21)
DARK YELLOW  2 1/2 inch squares  (you will need 28)

I prefer the "personal measurement method" of sewing log cabins, so cut 1 1/2 inch strips (x width of fabric), rather than cut each square before you've measured.

Next time we'll start sewing these log cabins together.  Stay tuned!!

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