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Friday, February 14, 2014

LOG CABIN CROSS


The evening guild that I belong to is doing
a block of the month based on the log cabin pattern.
We are learning different ways to use the log cabin.
I made this small wall hanging and I really liked the way it came out.
You will make two 9 1/2 square log cabins and
two 9 1/2 x 20 1/2 rectangle log cabins for the
lower part of the cross.
 
 
Square Log Cabin                                                        Rectangle Log Cabin

Fabric
(2) 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 for center                                           (2) 2 1/2 x 12 1/2 for center
 
Light Shade Fabric
(2) 1 1/2 x 3 1/2  (light shade 1)                                  (2) 1 1/2 x 4 1/2 (light shade 1)
(2) 1 1/2 x 4 1/2  (light shade 1)                                  (2) 1 1/2 x13 /12 (light shade 1)
(2) 1 1/2 x 5 1/2  (light shade 2)                                  (2) 1 1/2 x 6 1/2 (light shade 2)
(2) 1 1/2 x 6 1/2  (light shade 2)                                  (2) 1 1/2 x 15 1/2  (light shade 2)
(2) 2 1/2 x 7 1/2  (light shade 3)                                  (2) 2 1/2 x 9 1/2  (light shade 3)
(2) 2 1/2 x 9 1/2  (light shade 3)                                  (2) 2 1/2 x 17 1/2  (light shade 3)
 
Dark Shade Fabric
(2) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2  (dark shade 1)                                  (2) 1 1/2 x 3 1/2  (dark shade 1)
(2) 1 1/2 x 3 1/2  (dark shade 1)                                  (2) 1 1/2 x 12 1/2  (dark shade 1)
(2) 1 1/2 x 4 1/2  (dark shade 2)                                  (2) 1 1/2 x 5 1/2  (dark shade 2)
(2) 1 1/2 x 5 1/2  (dark shade 2)                                  (2) 1 1/2 x 14 1/2  (dark shade 2)
(2) 1 1/2 x 6 1/2  (dark shade 3)                                  (2) 1 1/2 x 7 1/2  (dark shade 3)           
(2) 1 1/2 x 7 1/2  (dark shade 3)                                  (2) 1 1/2 x 16 1/2  (dark shade 3)
 
Center Cross
(2) 2 1/2 x 9 1/2
(1) 2 1/2 x 30 1/2
 
Border 1
(2) 1 1/2 x 20 1/2
(2) 1 1/2 x 32 1/2
 
Border 2
(2) 2 1/2 x 22 1/2
(2) 2 1/2 x 36 1/2
 
Sew a light shade strip to the center.  Press the seam to the light shade.  Sew the remaining strip of the same light shade fabric to the long side.  Press to the longer strip.  Continue adding the strips in this manner, using a darker shade for the next adjacent sides, repeating light strips on the light side and dark strips on the dark sides.  You will do this method two times for the upper part of the cross and the lower rectangular log cabins.
 
To make the center cross, sew the two 2 1/2 x 9 1/2 strips to the two 9 1/2 square log cabin.  Join them to the two lower part of the cross.  Take the 2 1/2 x 30 1/2 strip and join.  Press to the cross.
Add border 1 and border 2.  Quilt as you would like.
 
 


39 comments:

  1. Wonderful pattern. Will make a great Christmas gift for my sister

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  2. This is absolutely beautiful!

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  3. Thank you! My mom had seen one at a quilt show and tried over and over to make one for herself, just guesstimating
    on the dimensions and strip sizes. I hope I can get it made for her for Christmas!!

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  4. Gorgeous! What is the finished size?

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  5. i am a christian and i have seen thus pattern on other sites but most of them require you to purchase a pattern. i have been wanting to make a cross wallhanging to hang on the wall at the head of my bed. thank you for making this pattern available. i look forward to making this

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  6. I would like to know the finished size.I want to make it as a banner for church.

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    1. read the sizes of the borders and that will tell you the approximate finished size.

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  7. The finished size is approximately 24 1/2 x 36 1/2

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  8. Thank you for sharing this Quilted Cross pattern made using the Log Cabin.

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  9. Thank you for posting this beautiful pattern. I have had this in my mind for a couple of years, and now you have made the process so much easier. Found your post today thru Facebook on Pat sloan's page. I want to make this for my church. It is beautiful.

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  10. This pattern doen't make sense to me. I have the material all cut out and when I went to sew and it says to sew a rectangle to the center square, how in the world do I sew a rectangle that doesn't even match the dimensions of the square?? I need some help please

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    1. If you go back and look, there are two columns. One is for the square log cabin, which is the top part of the cross. The other is the rectangle log cabin. The directions are going to be the same for both types of log cabin that you need to make. You'll be making two 9 1/2" square log cabins and two 9 1/2" x 20 1/2" rectangle log cabin.

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    2. Irene this is a lovely wall hanging- thank you for sharing the pattern!!
      A suggestion to those having trouble with the written directions (everyone learns differently) double click on the photograph and it should enlarge for you. A closer look might make it easier to see how the logs are laid out instead of going by size...

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  11. so you have 2 and 1/2 inch squares for centers, but then we are to put a 1 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch rectangle on to that??? it does not measure up

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    1. If you go back and look at the directions, one section is for the square size log cabin and other section is for the rectangle log cabin. That is where you're confused. I would label your pieces to make sure that one is for the square log cabin and the other is for the rectangle log cabin.

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    2. I did stay with the square side all the way down. lets just do the square. one uses a two and one half square and onto that two and one half one adds a three and one half length. wouldn't it make more sense to add a 1 1/2 inch by two and one half to a two and one half square and proceed around?

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    3. I laid it out and started with the dark cuts and it worked out!

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    4. I laid it out and started with the dark cuts and it worked out!

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    5. yes you are right! I did your way and everything went together perfectly and quickly! Thank you

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    6. Woooooooo.... Took me 2 days of sewing then ripping out to get this figured out. Definitely confusing directions. Mine still isn't perfect but I'm sick of ripping seams so I'm "happy". If you're viewing this on a smart phone the cutting directions are all in one long row. No distinction between small or big block so I can see why the people that commented were confused. The directions say to start with a light shade strip but the cutting directions DO NOT call for a light strip that is 2 1/2". There is a dark strip that size tho. Definitely lay out all your blocks first before you sew anything. Then take some pictures... Look it over.. make SURE it's right.. THEN sew lol. Start by sewing the dark 2 1/2" strip to the center and go from there... If you already know how to do a log cabin block maybe this would be much easier. This was my crash course and I was stressed out.

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  12. Irene - thanks for sharing your pattern. I have made this project, just need to get the binding on today. I did have to do a bit of "trimming" but that may be my 1/4" vs your 1/4". It worked out well. Once I cut all my pieces, I laid it out on my design wall and it went together quickly. I will be adding it to my blog later as soon as the binding is finished. I have credited your blog link on all my posts on Facebook! I linked to it on my wall, Bonnie Hunter's page and Pat Sloan, as well as it will get linked on my blog - www.stitchinggrandma.wordpress.com once I get something written. I'm sure you will get a bit more traffic looking at this particular pattern,. Again, thanks for sharing.

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    1. Mary, how long would you say it took you to finish this beauty?

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  13. STUNNING, I love it and thanks for sharing!

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  14. Thank you for the pattern info. I too have seen this posted as simply a picture. Can't wait to get started.

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  15. Thank you so much for the directions to make the Log Cabin Cross!

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  16. does anyone know how much fabric it will take to do this ?
    how much for the dark and light .. please

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  17. I just finished the pattern, it is a little confusing with the rectangles but I figured it out after quite a bit of seam ripping. However, once you get it, you get it! Thanks for a beautiful pattern. BB

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  18. I just finished mine using purples to hang during Lent. Once I figured out how to sew it together, it went quick. I love it

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  19. This is the cross I wanted to do for my 92 year old mother in law. However before I could get it started she passed away in a fire she set by smoking. I still would like to do it in her memory but am finding it very hard to get started. She died last August. This is a beautiful pattern and hope to someday be able to do it in her memory

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  20. This is the cross I wanted to do for my 92 year old mother in law. However before I could get it started she passed away in a fire she set by smoking. I still would like to do it in her memory but am finding it very hard to get started. She died last August. This is a beautiful pattern and hope to someday be able to do it in her memory

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  21. are there any corrections for this pattern? Is the light shade #3 supposed to be wider than the others light shades? Also, if the #1 light shade correct as printed at 3 1/2" or is it supposed to be 2 1/2" ??? THanks in advance.

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  22. I think the queen one is absolutely stunning. I'm a 60 year old young woman who was born with Spina Bifida I'm also a 2x breast cancer survivor and I've had 59 surgeries between the two. I would love to own one if it ever becomes available! !

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  23. I think the queen one is absolutely stunning. I'm a 60 year old young woman who was born with Spina Bifida I'm also a 2x breast cancer survivor and I've had 59 surgeries between the two. I would love to own one if it ever becomes available! !

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  24. I think the queen one is absolutely stunning. I'm a 60 year old young woman who was born with Spina Bifida I'm also a 2x breast cancer survivor and I've had 59 surgeries between the two. I would love to own one if it ever becomes available! !

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  25. I think the queen one is absolutely stunning. I'm a 60 year old young woman who was born with Spina Bifida I'm also a 2x breast cancer survivor and I've had 59 surgeries between the two. I would love to own one if it ever becomes available! !

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  26. I couldn't figure out the directions.

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  27. Just finished my top today love it just have to remember to mirror image the rectangle on the bottom part love it

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