Curved log cabin quilt block – video tutorial

You’ll agree log cabin is one of the most popular quilt blocks.

Today I’m trying a new kind that gives the appearance of curves even though it’s all made with strips of different widths.

How to make a curved log cabin quilt block

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Fabric collection

I used 2 beautiful Michael basics collections that have a great range of colours to choose from:

Curved log cabin quilt block video tutorial

2 handmade sewing gifts – video tutorial

Do you need a quick project that doubles up as a great handmade gift? What about these 2 projects?

As we’re getting closer to Christmas both projects are perfect to give away.

You can use your favourite fabric for this or fabric scraps or even use some old denim jeans.

Have fun!

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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Two handmade gifts video tutorial

Hidden wells with 4 strips in solids – video tutorial

Hidden wells is one of my favourite quilts. This technique was developed by Mary Ellen Hopkins in 1989 for her Hidden wells quilt. It can be done with a different number of strips in different or equal widths.

This time I’ve tried playing with high contrasting solids to get a different result.

What do you think?

I’ve done a few hidden wells blocks.

You can play with fabrics to get special effects such as in this ombre palette.

Fabric collection

I made this block as Michael Miller Ambassador and used their silky Cotton Couture solids   from the Michael Miller Colour wheel fat quarter bundle I received..

Check out other fabric combinations on the video.

Other hidden wells blocks I’ve made:

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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Hidden wells with 4 strips variation - video tutorial

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Scrappy star and pinwheel quilt blocks video tutorial

Today we’re going to have fun with these two scrappy blocks: a star block and a pinwheel block.

Both can be made with fabric scraps.

How to make 2 scrappy fun blocks

Learn in no time:

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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Hexies using fabric strips – English paper piecing (EPP)

If you’re a bit tired of doing the usual hexies, use two fabrics joined together.

For my project the fabrics are joined in the middle but you  could choose to place the same anywhere really and come up with very interesting designs.

Download the templates

Print the 1 inch templates on thick or plain paper.

Thick card stock is easier to work with in this particular instance because you’ll be dealing with seams and the card stock hods its shape better.

Cut the templates and get sewing.

Two important points to make:

  • Before printing make sure you’re printing at 100% to avoid surprises.
  • Leave the paper template in until you have finished sewing all  hexies together

Fabric collection

I used Haerae Designed Studio 100% GOTS certified organic cotton printed with low impact dyes. I love the beautiful fabrics in these collections:

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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Hexies with 2 fabrics video tutorial

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