Faux Log Cabin Quilt

Faux Log Cabin Quilt pattern compliments of Billie Lauder... Graphics and written directions by Mary Ann Beattie.

 If you want to try a no brainer quilt this is it.  Enjoy! 



 


The "no seam matching" dance of joy!
OK here goes.

  Pattern is: "Faux" Log Cabin
 10 inch Block

 Quilt Size: 53" x 73" without border - 24 blocks - 

Use (FQ) fat quarters for variety   actually this will give you about 32 blocks

  12 stitches to the inch 
 1/4" seams included

 If you use florals it has a watercolor quilt quality



The "no seam matching" dance of joy!
...........Just for fun!
**** FQ*** refers to a "fat quarter". 
It is a cut of fabric that is 1/2 of a half yard of fabric and is approximately 
18 inches X  24 inches.

Part 1.)

Dark: Cut 4 different FQ cut one strip 2 1/2" x 21" (width of each fabric) from each

Light:  from  4 different FQ;   cut  one strip 8 1/2" x 21" from each

 Sew a dark to a light strip. Press to dark. 

Cut strips apart every 2 1/2". 

Need: 24 Part 1 units

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Part 2.)

Dark: 4 different FQ;  cut one strip 4 1/2" x 21" from each

 Light:   4 different FQ;  cut one strip 6 1/2" x 21" from each

Sew a dark to a light strip. Press to dark. 

Cut strips apart every 2 1/2". Need: 24 Part 2 units

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Part 3.)

Dark:  4 different FQ; cut one 6 1/2" x 21" strip from each.

Light:  4 different FQ; cut one  4 1/2" x 21" strip from each

Sew a dark to a light strip. Press to dark. 

Cut strips apart every 2 1/2". 

Need: 24 Part 3 units

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Part 4.

Dark:  4 different FQ; cut one strip  8 1/2" x 21" from each

Light: 4 different FQ; cut one strip  2 1/2" x 21" from each

Sew a dark to a light strip. Press to dark. 

Cut strips apart every 2 1/2". Need: 24 Part 4 units

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Part 5.

Dark: 4 different FQ; cut one  10 1/2" x 21"  strip from each

Light: none 

Cut strips apart every 2 1/2". Need: 24 Part 5 units

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Part 6.)   Block Construction: 

Working left to right sew a Part 1 to Part 2, to Part 3, to Part 4, to Part 5 to make 24 blocks.

Press to the right - higher numbered part. It should look like a log cabin.

Pick a log cabin layout to set your blocks.


10 inch blocks
6 blocks across, 8 down.
2" borders
64" X 84"
"Fields and Furrows" set

Pick a log cabin layout to set your blocks.


10 inch blocks
6 blocks across, 8 down.
2" borders
64" X 84"
"Light and Dark" set

Block at top of page
10" blocks
4 blocks across, 6 down
2" borders
44" x 64"
"Barn Raising" set


10" blocks
4 blocks across, 6 down
2" borders
44" x 64"
"Arrow" set
Nice WWW page with Log Cabin settings you can also use for the Faux Log Cabin. The Mining Company site with links to many log cabin web pages
How to build a log cabin quilt with pictures clearly in black and white.  Second page of quilts and block samples
How big a quilt do you need to make?
One FQ strip will give you 8 - 2 1/2" cuts which will go to making 8 quilt blocks.

A.) A layout 3 x 4 (12 blocks) = a quilt without border size 30" x 40" this would make a baby quilt.
Needs: 2 FQ per step.

B.) A layout 4 x 6 (24 blocks) = a quilt without border size 40" x 60" this would make a nap size - borders would cover you more. 
Needs: 4 FQ per step.

C.) A layout 6 x 8 (48 blocks) = a quilt without border size 60" x 80" this would fit a full / queen with borders.
Needs: 6 FQ per step.

D.) A layout 8 x 10 (80 blocks) = a quilt without border size 80" x 100" this would fit a some kings.
Needs: 10 FQ per step.


The Nap size quilt Needs: 24 blocks,  so if I cut a strip the width required per Part - I can make 8 (the number of pieces I can get) x 4 (number of fabrics cut) = 32 (blocks)
Dark: 
Pt 1.) 2 1/2" 
Pt 2.) 4 1/2"
Pt 3.) 6 1/2" 
Pt 4.) 8 1/2" 
Pt 5.) 10 1/2"
Light: 
Pt 1.) 2 1/2"
Pt 2.) 4 1/2"
Pt 3.) 6 1/2"
 Pt 4.) 8 1/2")
Pt 5.) None

Mary Ellen Hopkins also suggests that you can set log cabin blocks in interesting settings by using any quilt block pattern that uses half square triangles as the basis for your setting. The half square triangles give the same effect as the light/dark sides of log cabin blocks.  For example, each square make of a light/dark triangle in the block above would equal one log cabin block with a light/dark side.

For the block above, just add some plain squares to the layout. You can stretch your blocks or make it quicker if you need a quilt in a hurry.  Make four to six layouts with sashing in between and you have a nice size quilt.


Just use the light/dark sides of the log cabin block for the light/dark sections of these half square triangle blocks and you have an interesting quilt layouts for log cabin or these *Faux log cabin* blocks. 

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Web page design and graphics by Mary Ann Beattie   8-99   maryann@kiski.net
Quilt block design by Billie Lauder  8-99  qblaud@earthlink.net
Graphics designed and made in Electric Quilt 4,
Screen shots of EQ4 taken with MGI Photosuite
converted to WWW format with PhotoImpact.

Handouts are acceptable for NON-PROFIT providing above credits remain on directions.  Thank you!
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