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Quilt Blocks: Mock Log Cabin Quilt Block Pattern

Mock Log Cabin Quilt Block Pattern

© Janet Wickell
The easy Mock Log Cabin quilt block resembles a log cabin block, but goes together more quickly. Speed up assembly even more by chain piecing the block's components.

Choose four outer fabrics for the rectangles that surround the quilt block's four-patch center, moving from dark to medium in a clockwise manner as shown in the illustration. Variations in color value provide many layout possibilities when it's time to sew the blocks together.

You needn't sew with black and white fabrics -- they are used in the illustrations to help show value placement.

Follow the quilt pattern instructions to make three mock log cabin quilt blocks. Repeat to make additional blocks. Make this quilt block as scrappy as you like by varying fabrics or devise a set color scheme.

Finished Mock Log Cabin Quilt Block: 8" x 8"

Quilt Block Cutting Chart

For Outer Rectangles

Very dark fabric:

  • Cut three 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles

Dark fabric:

  • Cut three 2 1/2" x 6 1/2" rectangles

Medium dark fabric:

  • Cut three 2 1/2" x 6 1/2" rectangles

Medium fabric:

  • Cut three 2 1/2" x 8 1/2" rectangles

For Four-Patch Centers

Medium light fabric:

  • Cut one 2 1/2" x 17" strip

Light fabric:

  • Cut one 2 1/2" x 17" strip

Use a 1/4" seam allowance for all seams. Cut all pieces so the fabric's straight grain runs parallel to the outer edges.

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