Log Cabin Blocks


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So far, I’ve made 24 blocks. That’s half of what I need for one quilt. I’m loving this quilt and hope my friend, Elaine, likes it as much as I do.

How many blocks have you made so far?

My blocks are going to finish at 9-1/2″ instead of 9″ as I had originally said. My centers are cut 2″ instead of 1-1/2″ and the strips are cut 1-1/2″.

Just in case anyone needs help with measurements, here’s how I’m cutting mine. Except for the center, all strips are cut at 1-1/2″.



1 – 1.5″ x 2″
2 – 1.5″ x 3″
5 – 1.5″ x 4″
6 – 1.5″ x 5″
9 – 1.5″ x 6″
10 – 1.5″ x 7″
13 – 1.5″ x 8″
14 – 1.5″ x 9″


3 – 1.5″ x 3″
4 – 1.5″ x 4″
7 – 1.5″ x 5″
8 – 1.5″ x 6″
11 – 1.5″ x 7″
12 – 1.5″ x 8″
15 – 1.5″ x 9″
16 – 1.5″ x 10″

Show me your log cabin blocks!


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    Tonya says

    I love your log cabin blocks. I’m cutting strips for one with 4.5″ blocks made with my 1800’s repro’s stash. While I have those fabrics out, I decided it would be a good idea to cut some squares for another quilt. I haven’t totaled up my stash, but these two quilts will use about 20 yds. of it! Quilters like you are a great inspiration.Thanks!

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    Wow Judy, I really like your two color log cabin. Very striking! I’ve made a total of 55 blocks, but only 6 of them since your challenge. I already had 49, so I cheated a bit! LOL Thanks for inspiring and challenging me!

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    Log cabin blocks… I finished my log cabin top! Granted it is only 12 blocks & I did 3 logs on each side instead of 4, but a top is a top!

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    pdudgeon says

    beautiful blocks, Judy!

    (i’d swap the 4 blocks that have the stripe in position 1&2 to the center of the quilt, but that’s just me)

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    Marianne says

    I’ve got 21 made using the same very light ecru with vines for one side and a mix of Aunt Grace-like blues, some with touches of red. The center square is red with small flowers. I made mine with 12 rounds making the block finish at 7″. I didn’t like the look of the block with 16 rounds, the center square was overpowered.

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    It’s beautiful! I really like the off white and red. I have a lot of off white and red fabrics in my scrap collection.

    Just sitting here thinking, my first quilt was a Log Cabin. It was one Eleanor Burns designed. It’s huge and really long. I have also made a flannel log cabin for my husband using 2 1/2″ strips. I forgot about my log cabin wallhanging that has a house in the middle of it. It’s a UFO. I need to finish that, if I can find it!

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    Elaine says

    JUDY!!! I am totally blown away!! I can’t believe you’ve actually started “my” quilt!! Didn’t I tell you there was no hurry? Now, I suppose you’ll be wanting “yours” handquilted by next week, huh?
    Seriously, don’t you have some deadlines to work on? You amaze me, girlfriend!

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    Judy, this is beautiful. So precise and the red and ecru is stunning. I’ve got 9 blocks done…it’s going to be a baby quilt so I think I’ll stop at 12 if I have enough fabric. If not, I’ll stop here and make it a bit larger some other way. Mine are 12 inch blocks.

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    Since I’d not made a scrappy quilt ever, I thought I’d kill two birds with one stone and make a scrappy log cabin. To that end, I’ve spent all the free time I had cutting/trimming the fabric leftovers from older projects into 1.5″, 2″ etc. I’ve cleaned out much of the scrap collection. I was going to start on my first block when a project for my son intervened. I’ve to get a largish bumper done for his playden. I hope to finish that this week and also get a couple of blocks done.

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    Denise says

    Judy – just emailed you a photo of my top. Slaved away all last weekend sewing the blocks and put the top together Monday nite. Now I’m just debating on the border fabric! You’re a bad influence – like I really needed to add another top in the top pile that needs to be quilted! 🙂