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Begin Stitching the Wonky Log Cabin Quilt Block
Wonky Log Cabin Quilt Block Pattern

Left: Place a center square right side up on foundation, Right: Align and sew the first strip to the wonky log cabin quilt block's center square

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Use 1/4" seams (there's no need for seams widths to be a perfect 1/4", but make each seam a consistent width so that fabric doesn't pucker along any given length).

 

  1. Place the center square right side up on either side of the 9" x 9" foundation (or the lightest side if the fabric is a print). You can position the square at the center of the foundation or arrange it off-center. Hold in place with a straight pin if you like.
  2. Place one of your dark strips right side down along the right side of the center square, aligning the edges of the strip with the square's top and right edges (the reverse side of my dark appears light, but looks very different when flipped right side up). Sew a seam along the right edge, starting and stopping a stitch or two beyond the beginning and end of the center patch.
  3. Flip the new strip right side up and trim its tail even with the bottom of the center square. Press (or finger press) in place (the little wooden sticks used for foundation piecing work nicely, and so do the tiny electric hand-held irons).

    Photo for Step 3

  4. Place the partial block in front of you, the new strip to the right. Place a strip of the second fabric across the top edge of the two sewn patches, aligning the top edge of the strip along the left edge of the original square and the length of the strip along the entire width of the two patches.
  5. Sew a seam along the aligned length of the strip. Trim the tail of the long strip to match the patches below (if you prefer, you can trim strips before you sew). Flip right side up and press.

    Photo for Steps 4 and 5

 

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