The Log Cabin
The log cabin block is traditionally made with red as the centerfabric. This was believed to represent the fire in the hearth of thelog cabin. However, any fabric color can be used in the sampler quilt.****Always add a 1/4 inch seam allowance to each pattern piecebefore cutting.****
12” total block size finished,12 1/2” unfinished
This is the Log Cabin. It is the #6block in the Sampler Quilt.The log cabin block is created using a series of contrasting fabrics. Traditionally,it uses a light and a dark color group of fabrics .As the photo shows, dark fabrics are used to create one half of the block (upperright and upper top sides); and lighter fabrics are used to create the other halfof the block (lower left and lower bottom sides).The center of the block is a square. Each side of the square is sewn to a rectan-gle of fabric and the block is rotated as each subsequent rectangle is sewn on.The center square will measure 2 1/2 inches unfinished size. The rectangles willmeasure 1 1/2” unfinished width by various lengths.
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