Wednesday, July 3, 2019

July BOM -Curvy Log Cabin

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!)

1 comment:

  1. This is a great design for those who like log cabin blocks. Thanks for sharing where to find video instructions.