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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Log Cabin Blocks and a Tip

 I've been working on my scrappy log cabin quilt along blocks.  I finished 11 this past week to bring up my total to 26.  Oreo is a sweety and posed perfectly for me.
 This is my first time making log cabin blocks, I'm sure most of you already know this tip.  At first I was worried about getting the pattern messed up, until I realized the new strip was always sewn by the short strip.  Do you see them on the bottom of both these blocks?
I need to remember to let ya'll know the measurements I am using on these blocks.

My blocks are 10 1/2 inches, making the finished blocks 10 inches.  I was thinking of making 36 blocks, making 6 across and 6 down.  making my quilt 60 inches by 60 inches.  Is that a good size for a quilt?  I was also thinking of adding like a 5 inch border making the quilt 64 1/2 inches.  Do I need more blocks, or is that a good size?  



Kim said...

Your blocks look very pretty. Love the green and white scrappy look.

Kim said...

Your blocks look very pretty. Love the green and white scrappy look.

Scrapatches said...

Pretty colors! I love log cabin blocks. This sounds like a good lap size quilt in the works. Is that the size quilt you want to make? ... :) Pat

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Sweet blocks I just love how they are turning out with the colors.

Cindy A. said...

You're making great progress! I like paper-piecing my log cabin blocks to keep them from twisting on me. I use Ricky Tims Stable Stuff when I do this block so I don't have to fool with taking out the paper later on.

If you make your quilt 60" square and just bind it you can use a throw size batting. Anything larger than that will take you into a twin size batting. Some folks make a quilt until they're done and then worry about the size of batting they need. I'd rather figure that out first. That way, I don't have to buy more batting than I need, in order to get it long enough or wide enough for my oddly sized quilt, and end up with scraps. Batting scraps can be used for smaller projects, but then you have to keep track of what type of batting it is, i.e. cotton, polyester, wool, etc. Good luck in getting your blocks finished!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

The minimum size for a Quilts of Valor quilt is 55" x 65", so, 64.5" square should be fine.

Kathy said...

Love your blocks!!

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