I finished piecing a Christmas table topper today.
I used leftover Figgy Pudding fabric from the Arrowhead quilt. I thought I would have enough fabric to make the log cabin blocks bigger, but I was wrong! I wanted it to be a specific size to fit on a round table and I only had a big enough piece of white fabric leftover. So I added a border around the whole piece - it is like it is laying on snow! ☺
This kind of log cabin block is very easy. The key is the center piece.
For this one I started with a 2" strip of fabric. Once the first 60° angle is cut,
you cut 2" pieces (or what ever size the strip was cut) parallel to the 60° cut.
For this tree skirt I made a while ago, I used a 2¼" piece for the center and 1½" strips for the logs, with 4 strips on each side of the center. It is 46" point to point.
I also entered the tree skirt into Paula's Sewing Challenges.
Back to the star design - you will need 12 log cabin blocks to make a star, 6 pieced like this-
and 6 like this -
These ones are added in after the other blocks are sewn into the star shape, using a Y seam.
Even mitering the border is the same as normal but using the 60° line on the ruler instead of the 45°.
It is designed using the EQ6/EQ7.
It is using the one block quilt - baby block.
Placing the log cabin blocks in,
it is easy to rotate the blocks for different layouts.
I also added all the buttons to the crazy quilt piece, it is now ready to be sewn into the finished piece.
My sewing machine had to go in for repairs!!! It was clunking! I brought out my old one to finish piecing, it is like using a toy sewing machine. At least I have a spare machine - I was originally going to sell it - glad I didn't.
We had more snow today, beautiful big flakes -
when the sun came out everything was sparkly.
I live just out side of Winnipeg, and I recently found out that it is the coldest major city (with a population over 600,000) in the world !!!
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!! ♥