Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Folded Log Cabin Instructions Continues. . .

Putting the blocks together to see the final outcome is exciting, especially since I'm putting them together with two different fabric variations.
But I'm getting ahead of myself.  The blocks need to be trimmed up before they can be put together.  Measuring all of the blocks, my common measurement is 6 3/8".  
Line a square ruler over two sides at the 6 3/8" mark.  Trim muslin on open two sides.  Turn block around and trim other two sides.
Squared up square looks like this.
To join squares together, butt the edges up and zigzag stitch them together using the widest stitch.  No need to pin.  Once all squares are joined, sashing in pieced over them.
Place 2 1/2" x 6 3/8" sashing strip at zigzag line, right sides together.  Baste in place to confirm block seam line is covered.  Once satisfied, sew in place.
Here are the two variations as they stand with sashing in place.
With first seam sewn, press sashing over and edge under to cover the seam on the other side.  Seam can be hand sewn with a blind hem stitch or, as I did, via machine applique stitch with smoke invisible thread.
Add the borders making sure to cover the block seams.  Border strips are 3" wide.
This is the first version.
And here is the other variation.  Do you have a favorite?  Love to hear your opinion.  Quilting is next.

Until next time,