Log cabin wall hanging

Log cabin wall hanging

This is a great little project to practice log cabin quilt blocks and would make a lovely gift.

You will need:

3 animals of your choice from Sea Parrot fabric strips (Here I used goldfinches)

A selection of fabrics for the log cabin strips (Here I used my Autumn woodland collection)

Fabric for the sashing (border)


Fabric for the back

Bias binding

1. Cut the three animal patches into 3 1/2 inch squares, making sure the motif is in the middle.


2. Cut your selection of log cabin fabrics into strips 1 1/4 inch wide

3. Take one square and one strip. Cut the strip to the same length as the top side of the square. Pin the strip right sides together and sew them together with a 1/4 inch seam. Because the pieces are so small, I think it is a good idea to back stitch at the beginning and end to make the sewing secure.

4. Press the seam away from the central square, remembering to place a clean cotton cloth between the iron and patchwork when ironing on the top.

5. Take another strip and cut it to the same length as the right-hand side of the square and strip. Pin the strip to the patchwork, right sides together and sew as before.


  1. Press the seam as before.
  2. Repeat the process for the bottom of the square.
  3. And then the last side.
  4. Then start at the top again and keep going around until you want to stop. Mine has three layers of log cabin.
  5. Repeat for the other two squares.

  6. Add your sashing (borders), to the sides of blocks first followed by tops and bottoms, and press. I used sashing 1 3/4 inches wide but you can use whatever width you want.
  7. Then quilt and bind in the usual way (see my previous blogs). I hand quilted mine, even around the birds.

So now you know how to make a log cabin block, you could easily make a whole quilt next time!




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