This historical block has seen quite the history, emerging in the early 1800's in popularity, the pattern itself symbolizes the heart of the home. Variations of settings have emerged over the years amounting to hundreds of different names and patterns. Let Kate take you on a new journey of exploration!
In the first lesson, Kate will show you how to tweak the traditional block and make a few fairly traditional variations. She covers how to make a Courthouse Steps variation, where you will add squares to make a chain through the block and the technique called the Quarter (or Half) Log Cabin. We will also cover how to change up colors as well as making your block larger or smaller
Next, we will push your blacks even further by changing up the center. This includes how to create pieced blocks as well as appliqué versions. This should get your creative juices flowing so you can come up with your own ideas, you'll be ready to experiment!
In the last lesson, she will show you how to paper piece a traditional Log Cabin block. This skill will help if you want to delve into more complicated blocks like the paper pieced Pineapple Log Cabin designs as well as many differnet types of blocks outside of Log Cabins.
The Log Cabin block has so many options and endless ways that you can be creative and unique. This course will help you explore this marvelous and versatile block. By the end of this course, you will have some great ideas on how to make your own unique quilts. Be sure to sign up for Kate’s third class in the Log Cabin series where she will explore a modern take on the Log Cabin block. See you in class!
Lesson 1: Getting Started
Kate made her first quilt as a teenager and found that making quilts was a great way to express her creative side. She called it her therapy! In 2003, while still working as a nurse, she started a quilt pattern business with a friend. Now, she designs for various quilt magazines and fabric companies. She is the co-author of the book Smash Your Precut Stash from C&T Publishing and publishes her own quilt patterns. Her goal is simple: to help you make a quilt. She feels quilting is about creating, having fun and being part of a community. Visit her websiteto view her blog to see what quilty shenanigans she is up to now!Screen reader support enabled.
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