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.
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.