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.