This is all for you CARLA!!
-Carla requested ideas for the Accuquilt GO! Log Cabin and I’ve made one quilt and one quilt top (RSC16)-yet to be quilted.
The Log Cabin die by Accuquilt is a fun die, at first I thought I could easily cut a bunch of strips 1 1/2” wide and then whatever widths, but with this die, it’s super fast and easy and ACCURATE!! I’ve made log cabins before and always at the end after several strips I end up having to trim the ends, either because I cut wrong or something else happened (like the seam allowance being off!?) Not with Accuquilt!!‘
Let me first show you a quilt I made a few years ago from FQs.
It was an experiment to see how wide I could cut the strips from a FQ and on the die, there’s a separation after 8”
But that’s really 8 1/2” and then below it is 1 1/2”…so that’s 10”
anyways, it’s a nice place to stop for a FQ.
So this is what I designed in EQ7
-When you search for log cabin in EQ you come up with this
It’s not that many completed Log Cabin blocks, there’s the top left with a red center and then a block with court house steps (I think that’s what it’s called)
I knew that the finished block size would be 8” because of the die and using a FQ so that’s where I started
I designed it easily as a block, starting at the left and made a 1” “log” and then continued counter clockwise around to the center.
Then colored it
Looking at the die again the width of 4 strip sections would be 6” (plus a little for cutting) with a FQ, mine were a bit longer than 20” so I could get 2 in the height and then 2 width wise. so that’s 4 half log cabins plus white.
I don’t remember now how many FQs I had one hand but I must have used 9 because I made a 6 x 6 layout
I filled it with log cabins and colored them in
here’s the post about the quilt I made
here’s other ideas
and here’s my RSC16 sketch for the log cabin blocks I made last year
I haven’t quilted it yet and kept the top secret it looks like- for now
Log Cabin blocks are just so much fun and a snap to cut out with the Accuquilt die!