Civil War Quilt-Block 7-Log Cabin

This is block #7 in the Civil War block-of-the-week series offered by Barbara Brackman.  It is called Log Cabin. Go to Barbara’s blog to get the pattern and to see the story and pictures related to this block.

http://civilwarquilts.blogspot.com/2011/02/7-log-cabin.html

I like to copy the pictures and directions, paste on a word document page and print for reference.

This is a simple block but does require accurate cutting/sewing and attention to placement of light and dark strips.  For new quilters, this is the way I assembled the block.

  • Cut the strips as directed on Barbara’s post.

Use 1/4 inch seams throughout.  Press toward the strip last sewn.

  • Sew dark strip E to right hand side of square F.  Piece should measure 4-1/2  x  3-1/8.
  • Sew dark strip D to the bottom of E/F.  Piece should measure 4-1/2  x 4-1/2.

  • Sew light strip D to the left-hand side of the piece.  Piece should measure 5-7/8 x 4-1/2.
  • Sew light strip B to top of piece.  Piece should measure 5-7/8 x 5-7/8.
  • Sew dark strip B to right-hand side of piece.  Piece should measure 7-1/8  x  5-7/8.

  • Sew dark strip C to bottom of piece.  Piece should measure 7-1/8 x 7-1/8.
  • Sew light strip C to left hand side of piece.  Piece should measure 8-1/2 x 7-1/8.
  • Sew light strip A to top of piece.  Piece should measure 8-1/2 x 8-1/2.
  • Press and trim.

See the previous blocks in this series in my category list on the right hand side of the page – Quilting – Civil War Quilts.

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Lillian Applegate Westfelt was a mother of 4, grandmother of 6, and great-grandmother of 3. She was an 86-year-old widow living in a nice little bungalow with her oldest daughter and a beagle-dachsund named Addie. She passed away in November, 2018.

6 thoughts on “Civil War Quilt-Block 7-Log Cabin”

  1. Hi Lillian! This weeks block was such a pleasure to work on! In all the years I have been quilting, I have never made a Log Cabin or Courthouse Steps block before!!
    My fabric choices for the Log Cabin could have been better and I like how some quilters have used the same fabric for the L return on the block. Thanks again for your step by step instructions. It really is so helpful to have the measurements to check-measure our own piecing against!

    1. The Log Cabin and all its versions have been favorites of mine, so this week’s block was especially nice to work on. I try to keep my fabrics and layout similar to those on Barbara’s blog so it won’t be any more confusing for new quilters. There are so many interesting things that can be done with the block. I loved seeing your choices. Lillian

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