Hey Everyone, welcome back to Stash Blasting Wednesday.
This week’s block which is the third block in my log cabin series is the off centre log cabin. The first block in the series was the basic log cabin block and the second was the courthouse steps block.
As I did with the first two blocks I have continued this block in a complementary colour scheme as well. This week is purple and yellow. I had a hard time finding enough large pieces of these colours in my scrap bin. In fact I cheated and had to use a piece from the fabric cupboard to get what I needed to make 4 blocks.
Once again the directions are for making a 12 inch finished block. The block uses 5 different fabrics – 3 purples and 2 yellows is what I chose to use.
All measurements include the ¼″ seam allowance.
Piece A – cut 1 – 2 ½″ square from the light purple fabric
Piece B – cut 1 – 2 ½″ x 3 ½″ rectangle from the light yellow fabric
Piece C – cut 1 – 3 ½″ x 5 ½″ rectangle from the light yellow fabric
Piece D – cut 1 – 2 ½″ x 5 ½″ rectangle from the medium purple fabric
Piece E – cut 1 – 2 ½″ x 7 ½″ rectangle from the medium purple fabric
Piece F – cut 1 – 3 ½″ x 7 ½″ rectangle from the dark yellow fabric
Piece G – cut 1 – 3 ½″ x 10 ½″ rectangle from the dark yellow fabric
Piece H – cut 1 – 2 ½″ x 10 ½″ rectangle from the dark purple fabric
Piece I – cut 1 – 2 ½″ x 12 ½″ rectangle from the dark purple fabric
Here are the pieces shown with the corresponding letter. This time they start with A in the centre.
Making the Block
All seams are a ¼″ and all seams should be pressed towards the block just sewn on.
1. Sew piece A to the top of piece B.
2. Sew piece C to the right side of the unit from step 1.
3. Sew piece D to the top of the unit from step 2.
4. Sew piece E to the left hand side of the unit from step 3.
5. Sew piece F to the bottom of the unit from step 4.
6. Sew piece G to the right hand side of the unit from step 5.
7. Sew piece H to the top of the unit from step 6.
8. Sew piece I to the left hand side of the unit from step 7 to complete the block. The block will measure 12 ½″ at this point.
Once again I made 4 blocks and these were my favourite layouts with the 4 blocks.
Do you have a favourite block yet? Or colour combination?
See you next week for the fourth block of the series.