Images

Log Cabin Baby Quilt Zoom

Log Cabin Baby Quilt


The placement of bold colors combined with soft colors creates interesting new shapes in a traditional log cabin pattern.

Skill Level:

Product Actions

Additional Information

Step 1

GETTING STARTED: Download the PDF for a set of portable project instructions. Read through all of the instructions before beginning.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Approximately 38" x 51", 9" blocks

MATERIALS:

  • EZ Quilting™ 6-1/2" x 24" Ruler
  • General sewing supplies
  • Quilt basting pins 1" size
  • Quilting thread to match fabrics
  • Rotary Cutter
  • Mat
  • Ruler

FABRIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • Black print fabric: 1 yd
  • White print fabric: 1-1/2 yd
  • Pink print fabric: 1/2 yd
  • Gray print fabric: 1/4 yd
  • Backing fabric: 1-3/4 yd
  • Binding fabric: 3/4 yd
  • Batting: Crib size

CUTTING THE FABRIC:
From the black print fabric,
cut 10 – 2-1/2" x 42" strips. From these strips, cut the following number and size rectangles:
For the Pink blocks:

  • 12 – 2-1/2" x 1-1/2"
  • 12 – 2-1/2" x 3-1/2"
  • 12 – 2-1/2" x 7-1/2"
  • 12 – 2-1/2" x 9-1/2"

For the Gray blocks:
  • 6 – 2-1/2" x 2-1/2"
  • 6 – 2-1/2" x 6-1/2"
  • 6 – 2-1/2" x 8-1/2"

From the white print fabric, cut 14 – 1-1/2" x 42" strips. From these strips, cut the following number and size rectangles:
For the Pink blocks:

  • 12 – 2-1/2" x 1-1/2"
  • 12 – 2-1/2" x 3-1/2"
  • 12 – 2-1/2" x 7-1/2"
  • 12 – 2-1/2" x 9-1/2"

For the Gray blocks:
  • 6 – 2-1/2" x 2-1/2"
  • 6 – 2-1/2" x 6-1/2"
  • 6 – 2-1/2" x 8-1/2"

From the pink print fabric, cut 4 – 2-1/2" x 42" strips. From these strips, cut 12 – 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangles and 12 – 2-1/2" x 6-1/2" rectangles.

From the gray print fabric, cut 2 – 2-1/2" x 42" strips. From these strips, cut 6 – 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" rectangles and 6 – 2-1/2" x 5-1/2" rectangles.

From the white print fabric, cut 3 – 14" x 14" squares. Cut each square diagonally twice to yield 4 triangles for a total of 12 triangles. Ten will be used for the side setting triangles and two will not be used.

From the white print fabric, cut 2 – 7-1/2" x 7-1/2" squares. Cut both squares diagonally in half to yield a total of 4 triangles for the corners.

From the binding fabric, cut 5 – 2-1/2" x 42" strips. Trim the selvedges. If desired, the binding strips may be cut on the diagonal to make bias binding. A total of 190 inch of binding is needed.

SEWING INSTRUCTIONS:
All seams are sewn right sides together with 1/4" seam allowance. Press the seams within the blocks any direction. These are corner-square log cabin blocks. The rectangle "logs" are added only to the top and right sides of the corner square. Accurate seams are essential. Measure the block after each addition. If the measurement is off, do not trim. Rather, re-sew the "logs" with more accurate seams.

Step 2

ASSEMBLING 12 PINK LOG CABIN BLOCKS: See PDF instructions for diagrams. NOTE: Measurements shown in diagram on PDF are finished sizes. Measurements given in written steps are cut sizes.
Choose a white 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" square. Sew a black 1-1/2" x 2-1/2" rectangle to the top. It measures 1-1/2" x 3-1/2".

Sew a black 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" rectangle to the right side of the unit. It measures 3-1/2" x 3-1/2".

Sew a white 1-1/2" x 3-1/2" rectangle to the top of the unit. It measures 3-1/2" x 4-1/2".

Sew a white 1-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangle to the right side of the unit. It measures 4-1/2" x 4-1/2".

Sew a pink 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangle to the top of the unit. It measures 4-1/2" x 6-1/2".

Sew a pink 2-1/2" x 6-1/2" rectangle to the right side of the unit. It measures 6-1/2" x 6-1/2".

Sew a white 1-1/2" x 6-1/2" rectangle to the top of the unit. It measures 6-1/2" x 7-1/2".

Sew a white 1-1/2" x 7-1/2" rectangle to the right side of the unit. It measures 7-1/2" x 7-1/2".

Sew a black 2-1/2" x 7-1/2" rectangle to the top of the unit. It measures 7-1/2" x 9-1/2".

Sew a black 2-1/2" x 9-1/2" rectangle to the right side of the unit. It measures 9-1/2" x 9-1/2". This completes the block.

Repeat the steps above to make 11 more pink log cabin blocks.

Step 3

ASSEMBLING 6 GRAY LOG CABIN BLOCKS: See PDF instructions for diagrams. NOTE: Measurements shown in diagram on PDF are finished sizes. Measurements given in written steps are cut sizes.
Choose a black 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" square. Sew a white 1-1/2" x 2-1/2" rectangle to the top. It measures 2-1/2" x 3-1/2".

Sew a white 1-1/2" x 3-1/2" rectangle to the right side of the unit. It measures 3-1/2" x 3-1/2".

Sew a gray 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" rectangle to the top of the unit. It measures 3-1/2" x 5-1/2".

Sew a gray 2-1/2" x 5-1/2" rectangle to the right side of the unit. It measures 5-1/2" x 5-1/2".

Sew a white 1-1/2" x 5-1/2" rectangle to the top of the unit. It measures 5-1/2" x 6-1/2".

Sew a white 1-1/2" x 6-1/2" rectangle to the right side of the unit. It measures 6-1/2" x 6-1/2".

Sew a black 2-1/2" x 6-1/2" rectangle to the top of the unit. It measures 6-1/2" x 8-1/2".

Sew a black 2-1/2" x 8-1/2" rectangle to the right side of the unit. It measures 8-1/2" x 8-1/2".

Sew a white 1-1/2" x 8-1/2" rectangle to the top of the unit. It measures 8-1/2" x 9-1/2".

Sew a white 1-1/2" x 9-1/2" rectangle to the right side of the unit. It measures 9-1/2" x 9-1/2". This completes the block.

Repeat the steps above to make 5 more gray log cabin blocks.

Step 4

ASSEMBLING THE QUILT TOP: See PDF instructions for diagram.
Arrange the 12 pink log cabin blocks, 6 gray log cabin blocks, 10 side setting triangles and 4 corner triangles as shown in the quilt picture. The blocks are set on point. The edges of the quilt top are uneven and will be trimmed square after the top is sewn together.

The log cabin blocks and setting triangles are sewn together in diagonal rows beginning in one corner of the design. Sew the blocks and setting triangles in each row together. Press the seams in each row all one direction, changing the direction in alternate rows.

Sew the rows together, matching seam intersections. Press the seams any direction.

Trim the four sides of the quilt to square off. Be sure to leave 1/4" seam allowance beyond the log cabin points when trimming.

Step 5

FINISHING THE QUILT: (see PDF instructions for diagram)
On a flat surface, make a quilt sandwich by layering the backing fabric right side down, then the batting, then the quilt top right side up. Baste the quilt every three to four inches with 1" quilt basting safety pins.

Quilt as desired. The quilt shown was quilted in the ditch. Additional straight line quilting was added to the wider "logs" and the setting triangles.

After quilting, baste stitch 1/4" around the outside edges of the quilt to keep the layers together.

Stitch the binding strips together end to end using diagonal seams. Press the seams open. Fold and press in half lengthwise to make double binding.

Sew the binding to the quilt front along the quilt edge.

Trim the backing and batting even with the quilt top.

Flip the binding to the back and stitch down with matching thread.

Make a label with your name and date and sew it onto the back of your quilt. Tip: Sew the label onto the back before quilting so that the quilting stitches permanently attach it to the quilt.

Item(s) added to the shopping cart!

View Shopping Cart Continue Shopping

Item(s) added to your Favorites!

View Favorites Continue Shopping