Yesterday on QUILTsocial I showed you how to make some modern versions of the Log Cabin block using strips cut from Northcott’s Artisan Spirit Shimmer and Shimmer Echoes fabrics.
After making my blocks yesterday, I still had lots of my 1½”, 2½” and 3½” strips left, so today I decided to make a different version of my modern Log Cabin block. I started with a piece about 2½” square and then sewed on one of my strips on an angle. For this type of block, it doesn’t matter what size each of the strips are. I then pressed the seam away from the center and trimmed the excess fabric from the seam allowance.
I sewed three more strips around the center square, always on an angle, pressing and trimming off the excess fabric from each seam before adding the next strip.
I then followed this same procedure and sewed on another round of strips so the block could be trimmed to 8½”. Sometimes you might have to sew on an extra strip or two to make the block the size you want.
I placed my 8½” square ruler on an angle on top of the block and trimmed the excess fabric.
And now I have another modern Log Cabin block!
I really love the metallic accents on the Artisan Spirit Shimmer fabrics – it just makes your blocks that much more special.
Be sure to join me tomorrow, when I’ll show you how to turn these modern Log Cabin quilt blocks into beautiful placemats!