I only made four blocks for this tutorial, but I'll probably keep adding until I get to the size block I want and the number of blocks I need (does this look like another UFO???). Here are a few of the variations of patterns.
Friday, February 1, 2008
Continuous Log Cabin Tutorial-my version
Okay, I hope this explains what I've come to know as a continuous Log Cabin block. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, please. I started scrappy with 1 1/2" strips of various lengths, my darks being blue/green/purple and the lights being any lights that would go with those shades, and then I sewed them end to end, using a diagonal seam. I began with sewing my darks to a 2 1/2" red center square (chain stitched). After cutting them apart, I chain sewed them like I would a mile-a-minute quilt block, not paying much attention to where the seam fell into (unless I cut it off through the middle). Did you notice the 'upside down seam'??? I guess I needed to pay attention to the right side of the fabric-- teach me to start with a long strip and use fabrics that look the same from both sides... (hence the 'ripping out' photo).