Have you all been following the Log Cabin Sew Along that is happening on Instagram? Go to Instagram and search for
and just see the results you get. There is one person who is doing five inch finished log cabin blocks in all Jo Morton fabrics. You will just die to see her gorgeous fabric combinations. I have been drooling over them and had to play around last weekend to see what I could come up with. My five inch effort is on the right in the photo above. I love the fact that there are four rounds surrounding the center square. The strips are one inch wide. Seriously.
So I made one and it came out ok, but kind of wonky. I am pretty sure I do not have it in me to make a gazillion five inch finished log cabin blocks no matter how amazing and fun the fabric combinations might be.
So I experimented. You all may recall I made a log cabin quilt for my daughter last year. I used a Log Cabin Trim tool ruler that made every block come out perfect. I thought I could make a cool Log Cabin block using four rounds using the ruler. Nope. With the ruler you can only do three rounds. And the block is perfect, but it just doesn't seem as interesting as the teeny tiny five inch block, does it?
Does anyone know of a Log Cabin cutting ruler that allows for more than three rounds?
I guess I won't be making this project, but for those of you with more stamina than I, you might really enjoy putting together your fabrics into these beautiful little blocks.