Colorful Scraps Make a Beautiful Log Cabin Quilt

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Use Your Go! Cutter or Cut the Strips with Your Rotary Cutter!

This colorful Log Cabin quilt will be delightful on a wall or table. It’s also a great project for scraps. While it appears that batiks were used in the example, it’s easy to imagine how charming it will be in small-scale prints and other fabric styles.

The pattern is available for free from AccuQuilt for the AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter. However, the quilt can also be made with traditional rotary cutting.

Scrappy Star Log Cabin Quilt Pattern

Thin strips are used to make Log Cabin blocks with five rounds of “logs.” The pattern indicates that the blocks finish at 12″ square and the border is half that, at 6″ wide. That makes the completed quilt about 60″ x 60″ (although the pattern says it’s 56″ square).

Generations Quilt Patterns provides instructions for three sizes of Log Cabin blocks with five rounds of logs. To closely replicate the quilt shown here choose the block that finishes at 11″ square for a slightly smaller 56″ square quilt (with a 6″ border). Or go ahead and make a larger quilt with the 13-3/4″ or the 16-1/2″ finished block sizes (69″ square with a 7″ border and 82″ square with an 8″ border, respectively).

The Generations tutorial also includes lots of great tips for making flat, square Log Cabin blocks (be sure to read the article found here too).

Click here for the free “Mastering the Log Cabin Quilt Block: A tutorial in 3 sizes” article.

If you’re a member, you can download the AccuQuilt pattern for free here. The Go! dies used for making the quilt are listed at the end of that article.


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