Today we’ll learn two different skills:
- curved piecing
- improv piecing
For the improv log cabin block all you need is a square or rectangle piece for the centre and a bunch of strips of any width and length to make a quarter log cabin block.
You can stop at any size. My block is 11 1/2″ finished but you can stop earlier or later.
The fan block belongs to my quilt Wheels. You’ll see that sewing a fan isn’t that difficult.
My fan is 9″ x 9″ and it’s pieced traditionally. The large size of the block makes sewing curves easier.
Improv log cabin finished block size
11 1/2″ x 11 1/2″
Fan block finished size
9″ x 9″
This quilt is fat quarter friendly.
Quilt size: 48” x 48”.
Finished block sizes
6” x 6”, 6” x 9” and 9” x 9”.
Number of blocks
36 (6 columns x 6 rows).
The blocks are traditionally pieced. The pattern includes 2 fan templates.
The pattern includes alternative colour schemes.
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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.
Buy individual chapters of my book
Now that my publisher is going out of business I have bought the rights to publish my book. Now you can download individual chapters. Each digital download is a bundle with 4 quilt patterns in it.
As well as the instructions and fabric needs to make the blocks you’ll find a section on quiltmaking basics at the end of the pattern that discusses:
- Squaring up blocks
- Assembly and quilting
See all the quilts in the book in a real life project
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