Back to Square One – Clue #9

We’re zipping right along here.  September already!

For this month, we’ll be making more log cabin blocks and adding a plain border.  There are two steps .. don’t stop after making the log cabins.

September Block

September Block

These will be 8″ finished or 8-1/2″ unfinished.  These are almost exactly like what we did in July but those were smaller.   You will again make 24 blocks.

Piecing Diagram


Please refer to the July instructions if you need help with the piecing.

Fabric 1:  Cut one of each:

  • 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ rectangle (G)
  • 1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ rectangle (F)
  • 1-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ rectangle (E)
  • 1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ rectangle (D)
  • 1-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ rectangle (B)
  • 1-1/2″ x 7-1/2″ rectangle (A)

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

Fabric 3: 1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ rectangle (D) and 1-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ rectangle (B)

Fabric 5: 1-1/2″ x 7-1/2″ rectangle (A) and 1-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ rectangle (C)

Fabric 6: 1 – 2-1/2″ square (H)

For the second part of this month’s clue, we’ll be adding Border #2.  Use Fabric 2.  These are the cutting measurements:

Sides – 2-1/2″ x 60-1/2″
Top & Bottom – 2-1/2″ x 64-1/2″

Your top should now look like this and should measure 64-1/2″ x 64-1/2″.




If you’re up to date through the August clue, please share a picture.  On Wednesday, 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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    Judy, I have my “back to square one” done thru August but do not have a blog to post a picture of it. I feel that it is one of the most beautiful quilts that I am making or will complete.. there is competition between it and ” road to roundrock”
    Thanks for sharing your talents!!

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      Helen Poole says

      Sorry, I noticed that someone else was using Flickr , so I uploaded one also. I did not realize that I could use flickr..

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    Rose says

    They are all looking so beautiful, well done everyone, I love the various colour combos. Thinking I might have to have a go … if there is a next one 🙂