Back to Square One, Clue #7

This month, we will be making log cabin blocks.  They will be 6″ finished or 6-1/2″ unfinished.  Make 24 blocks.

Log Cabin Blocks – 6″ finished

Below is the piecing diagram.


Piecing Diagram

Fabric 1 (G) will be sewn to (H).  Then Fabric 1 (F) will be sewn to the top, then Fabric 2 (F) will be sewn to the left side, then Fabric 2 (E) will be sewn to the bottom.  Continue to go around in that manner.

Cutting Instructions:  For each Block:

Fabric 1:  Cut one of each:

  • 1-1/4″ x 2″ rectangle (G)
  • 1-1/4″ x 2-3/4″ rectangle (F)
  • 1-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ rectangle (E)
  • 1-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ rectangle (D)
  • 1-1/4″ x 5″ rectangle (B)
  • 1-1/4″ x 5-3/4″ rectangle (A)

Fabric 2:  1-1/4″ x 2-3/4″ rectangle (F) and 1-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ rectangle (E)

Fabric 3: 1-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ rectangle (D) and 1-1/4″ x 5″ rectangle (B)

Fabric 5: 1-1/4″ x 5-3/4″ rectangle (A) and 1-1/4″ x 6-1/2″ rectangle (C)

Fabric 6: 1 – 2″ square (H)

Pep Talk Time:  If you’re not up to date, please try to catch up.  We want everyone to end up with a finished top at the end of this project.
If you’re up to date through the June clue, please share a picture.  On Thursday, I will draw for the winner . . who will receive a Stash Pack from Vicki Welsh’s Etsy Shop.  When you need (or want) hand dyed fabric, please remember Vicki . . who sponsors this Mystery.


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    Sharon Judkins says

    I have a dumb question. I may just be missing something but what fabric and size do we cut the center square “H”?

    • 1.1


      Not a dumb question at all. You’re right . . I missed it. I’ve added it but H is Fabric 6 and it is a 2″ square. Sorry.

    • 2.1

      Sharon Judkins says

      After I studied it awhile I realized it had to be 2 inches. I sometimes panic at first if I think I can’t figure it out! Those look like they are going to be fun to make.

      • says

        Oh, no, I’m always happy when someone points out an error. I’m even happier when there are no errors!

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    Deb K says

    I wish I had found your blog at the beginning of the year. I would have loved to participate in this and it would be a great excuse to order fabric from Vicki. Oh, my! Her fabrics are gorgeous!

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    Judy, I am loving this quilt more and more. It is turning out so well. Though I drug my feet at all the square in a square blocks, I really liked the look when sewn to the center. I was so excited about the log cabins that I finished them up this morning. Thank you for a quilt well designed.

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    Sue H in OK says

    Judy, just wanted you and everyone to know how wonderful your “60 Pieced Quilt Borders” book is. Without it I would be up the proverbial creek without a paddle with this quilt. Somehow I ended up being a 1/2″ short around when it came time to put my pieced border on & it wasn’t fitting 🙁 Thanks to your book I learned my quilt wasn’t a lost cause & I wasn’t going to have to start over again Yeah!

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    SharonG says

    Judy i am still working on mine. I knew I was going to be set back in May and June due to hand surgery but I am finally able to cut with the little rotary cutter and hope to be caught up at the end of the month. I am looking forward to that.