Off-Centre Log Cabin Block

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This off-centre log cabin is a variation of the traditional log cabin block. The different widths of fabric for the logs gives it dimension and a great look. Putting many together could give an illusion of a curve in the design.

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Step 1

Cutting Instructions - 12 inch block finished
 
All measurements include the ¼″ seam allowance.
 
Piece A – cut 1 – 2 ½″ square from the light purple fabric
 
Piece B - cut 1 – 2 ½″ x 3 ½″ rectangle from the light yellow fabric
 
Piece C - cut 1 – 3 ½″ x 5 ½″ rectangle from the light yellow fabric
 
Piece D - cut 1 – 2 ½″ x 5 ½″ rectangle from the medium purple fabric
 
Piece E - cut 1 – 2 ½″ x 7 ½″ rectangle from the medium purple fabric
 
Piece F - cut 1 – 3 ½″ x 7 ½″ rectangle from the dark yellow fabric
 
Piece G - cut 1 – 3 ½″ x 10 ½″ rectangle from the dark yellow fabric
 
Piece H - cut 1 – 2 ½″ x 10 ½″ rectangle from the dark purple fabric
 
Piece I - cut 1 – 2 ½″ x 12 ½″ rectangle from the dark purple fabric

Step 2

Block Layout: Here are the pieces shown with their corresponding letter for easy reference when building the block

Step 3

All seams are a ¼″ and all seams should be pressed towards the block just sewn on.
 
Sew piece A to the top of piece B.

Step 4

Sew piece C to the right side of the unit from step 3.

Step 5

Sew piece D to the top of the unit from step 4.

Step 6

Sew piece E to the left hand side of the unit from step 5.

Step 7

Sew piece F to the bottom of the unit from step 6.

Step 8

Sew piece G to the right hand side of the unit from step 7.

Step 9

Sew piece H to the top of the unit from step 8.

Step 10

Sew piece I to the left hand side of the unit from step 7 to complete the block. The block will measure 12 ½″ at this point.
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