I've been experimenting with a new ruler, and I have to say I really love it. That is the Creative Grids Log Cabin Trim Tool. I got the idea to make a Log Cabin Quilt from a Fatquarter Shop Video on how to make a Log Cabin quilt they called Hope Blooms. It is part of their Classic and Vintage series, which is quite good. I watched the YouTube video and got totally inspired. Sara needs a quilt for her bedroom in her new house and I thought the Log Cabin would be a fast, yet dramatic impact quilt to make for her.
I sent away for the ruler, and planned to start Sara's Log Cabin quilt after the holidays. I wanted to use my Zen Chic Modern Backgrounds in creams, grays and blacks, with just a touch of dark red for the center squares. You can get the idea of how the ruler works in the photo above. You cut 2 inch strips which are then sewn around the center square in the typical Log Cabin method. You square up the center red square in the Round One square window of the ruler and trim the block down. Repeat this for three rounds of strips. The blocks end up a perfect 8 inch finished Log Cabin block.
Tomorrow I will share with you a couple of pitfalls you can avoid when making this block.