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log cabin variation

Here is just a little something I sewed today. I’m not sure what to make of it. Maybe some potholders (fortunately I made two). It is a six inch block and a very simple but intgriguing variation of the log cabin design.

I’d like to wish you all a happy new 2014, or maybe it’s gonna be 2013s – as a friend said to me yesterday.


I have added a little How to for this block here.

Hag’s cushions

My sister came across a fun pattern. It is called “Hag’s cushion”.

© 2012 by Heike Scharmann

Basically, it is nothing but a simple log cabin design. Each pillow case consists of four log cabin blocks made of four different fabrics. The four blocks are joined and then sewn into a case. After that, each pillow case has a front side where you can see only two of the fabrics used, and a back side where you can find the other two fabrics. The hag thing about it is that you cannot make out the final seam after stuffing them because it is not at either of the sides where you would usually look for it.

They are very easy but the result is stunning. And there are endless possibilities as to fabric choice and making up the log cabin blocks. I have yet to find out what they would look like when using only two fabrics or as many as twelve!

© 2012 by Heike Scharmann