Hey Everyone, welcome back to Stash Blasting Wednesday.
This is the fourth block of the log cabin series and is called the Quarter 4 Log Cabin. Placement of each value of fabric whether light to dark from centre out or dark to light will change the look of this block giving it dimension and depth.
The complementary colour scheme I have chose to use this week is yellow-green and red-violet. In other words lime green and magenta. This week’s fabrics came from the fabric cupboard rather than the scrap bins.
This 12 inch finished block uses 7 different fabrics. For the magenta fabrics I picked 4 from very light to dark. and the lime green 3 fabrics from light to dark. By using the different values of each fabric there will be great contrast within each block.
The block is made by adding piece up and to the left side of the centre block. This is a bit different construction from the other blocks which built around the centre piece in one way or another.
All measurements include the ¼″ seam allowance.
Piece A – cut 1 – 3 ½″ square from the very light magenta fabric
Piece B – cut 1 – 3 ½″ square from the light magenta fabric
Piece C – cut 1 – 3 ½″ x 6 ½″ rectangle from the light green fabric
Piece D – cut 1 – 3 ½″ x 6 ½″ rectangle from the medium magenta fabric
Piece E – cut 1 – 3 ½″ x 9 ½″ rectangle from the medium green fabric
Piece F – cut 1 – 3 ½″ x 9 ½″ rectangle from the dark magenta fabric
Piece G – cut 1 – 3 ½″ x 12 ½″ rectangle from the dark green fabric
Here are the pieces shown with their corresponding letter.
Making the Block
All seams are a ¼″ and all seams should be pressed towards the block just sewn on.
1. Sew piece A (very light magenta) to piece B (light magenta).
2. Sew piece C (light green) to the top of the unit from step 1.
3. Sew piece D (medium magenta) to the left side of the unit from step 2.
4. Sew piece E (medium green) to the top of the unit from step 3.
5. Sew piece F (dark magenta) to the left side of the unit from step 4.
6. Sew piece G (dark green) to the top of the unit from step 5 to complete the 12 ½″ block.
This block makes some wonderful layouts. Here are a few.