Grab your solids and let's make a classic Log Cabin block with a curve!
You'll need a least 7 different solid bright colors. (Avoid browns, grays, and low volume fabrics.)
Cut the following (one from each color):
2.5 x 2.5
2.5 x 3.5
2.5 x 5.5
2.5 x 6.5
2.5 x 8.5
2.5 x 9.5
2.5 x 11.5
You'll also need solid white fabric. A fat quarter is more than enough! (Avoid creams, beiges, and low volume.)
Cut the following:
1.5 x 2.5
1.5 x 3.5
1.5 x 5.5
1.5 x 6.5
1.5 x 8.5
1.5 x 9.5
1.5 x 11.5
1.5 x 12.5
If you're a little familiar with this block, here's a quick recap video*:
Curvy Log Cabin -Short Tutorial
If you're new to making this block and would like an in-depth explanation, here's a more detailed video*:
Curvy Log Cabin -Full Tutorial
*Both videos are smaller than 12.5 inches so I added two extra white strips to make it work.
Some tips from my seam ripper and me:
- Practice sewing a 1/4 inch seam and use a guide foot if your machine has one. (A scant 1/4 inch will not work for this block.)
- Starch fabrics and cut out all of the strips ahead of sewing. (When adding the next strip, if it doesn't line up, your seam is off.)
- Sew in a clockwise fashion to make sure the colors are on one side and the whites are on the other.
- Press all seams to the colored fabric side and not the white side for a neater appearance.
- Use pins for the longer strips to make sure you sew them evenly. (I had a few that were off until I fixed them.)
Bring as many blocks as you would like to make to our August meeting.
(Remember the date was changed to August 14th!)