Friday, June 5, 2015

Log Cabins Finished

Finished quilt. Yes it is a perfect rectangle, I'm just a better quilter than a photographer.

Close up of the quilted top. Most of the quilting is in the ditch.

The back

Close up of the back

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Pre-fab Log Cabins

Pre-Fab Log Cabins

Follow along using the pdf pattern for the quilt found on (suquilt)

By making simple strata the logs used here are easily preassembled before sewing them together on foundation paper.

Rotary cut assorted strips, 1" to 2" wide and 9" to 18" long. The more fabric used the more variety.






Make three strata sets each 10" to 12" wide. Two sets 18" long and one set 9" long (minimum lengths). Shown here are only two of the sets needed. Rotary cut one end straight, (the tops are straightened here).

Pin the background strips on the strata.
Sew 1/4" seams on one long side of the background pieces. For more variety sew on either the top or the bottom side of the strips,

Cut apart with scissors or rotary cutter
Stack the logs in order of assembly
Sew the logs onto the printed foundation paper
Fold paper out of the way and trim the seam leaving 1/8" to 1/4" seam allowance.
See the pattern for all of the assembly instructions.
Hand quilted (close up). The quilting was done 'in the ditch'.