Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Oregon Trail Quilt: Log Cabin

At the end of the journey, it would be time to build a log cabin, so that's the last block the quilt store gave us to do. I like paper piecing, and I like the center square of the log cabin to be the same size as the other strips, so I drafted a paper piecing pattern instead of using their directions.

Photo of finished blocks. This is the way I will put it into the final quilt. Since this is a directional block, it will look differently depending on how it is placed.

You should be able to click on the image above and then right-click and save as to your computer.

You should be able to click on the image above and then right-click and save as to your computer.
I rough cut the pieces for my log cabin and then paper pieced them. I don't cut as I go, I cut all the pieces at once, just like I do for a regular pieced block. It saves me time and frustration cutting them to a little larger than the piece in the block. Paper piecing gives very accurate blocks! I love it!

3 comments:

~Tonia said...

Your quilts are beautiful! I wish I had the patience!

TJ said...

Thanks. That's why I only do one block a month (or one set of 4 blocks!) I only make one quilt a year--but that's okay. I feel as if I accomplish something that way!

ScienceMel said...

Would love to enlarge and download the instructions but the images aren't clickable. =(