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Log Cabin Variation

Log Cabin Variation

6″ x 6″ block

Fabric Requirements

2 different prints, I recommend a light and a dark one


Cut from each

4 squares 1.5″ x 1.5″

4 strips 1.5″ x 2.5″

2 strips 1.5″ x 3.5″

Piecing the Block

Please, refer to the diagram below for the following steps.


Stitch 4 pieced squares to make a whole 6″ block, following the numbers 1 to 5.

Begin by sewing 2 different print 1.5″ squares (step 1–2). Add a dark 1.5″ x 2.5″ strip at the top (step 3). Sew a light 1.5″ x 2.5″ strip at the side (step 4). Sew another light 1.5″ x 3.5″ strip at the top (step 5). Voila, you’ve finished your first quarter. Make 4, carefully watching the placement of light and dark prints.

Stitch together 2 pieced squares to make 2 rows. Again, carefully check the orientation of those. Sew 2 rows together. That’s it!

42 responses »

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  2. I love this block.

  3. Great block, thank you:-)

  4. Linda Jennings

    I like the looks of this block, also a great way to use up those tiny pieces, thank you

  5. How can I get pattern instructions for some of your other blocks?

  6. Thank you Heike, I would love to have the information on the blocks.
    Thanks, Cindy

  7. Would love to have this pattern for variation of log cabin

  8. Neat idea……will be trying this one, thanks a lot!

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  10. Thanks for sharing! Great pattern and instructions!

  11. Can this awesome square be made larger?

  12. Love this block!!! Do you have a picture of the finished quilt you could post?

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  14. Thank you for this beautiful block.

  15. What a great idea and so wonderful as its a beautiful block, thank you for showing us how to think outside a square!

  16. Love what I See, Can’t wait to try it… Thank You

  17. I Love this block, Thank you so much for sharing ..

  18. Can’t wait to try it. Thanks!

  19. Hullo, from down under, Australia. I have made a quilt top using the block pattern. I used calico and jade. The name of the block was called Broken Squares. I have yet to quilt it. It can also be made with scrap fabric and one colour to highlight the pattern. Anna Jones

  20. Very very pretty. Great idea. Thanks

  21. Ser virkelig spændende ud og jeg vil prøve .Let at se og gå til 💝💝💝

  22. Love the quilt block. Thank you!

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  24. Like this block.

  25. I would love to make this, but finished block at least 12″. Please tell me how…TIA

  26. How do I know how many things to cut out to make a 6 inch square and 6 inch square time 30?


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