Make the Four-Patch Block Centers
- Sew the 17-inch light and medium-light strips together on their long sides. Press seam allowance towards the darker strip. Use your rotary cutting equipment to square up one end of the strip and cut six 2-1/2" segments from it.
- Sew together two units from Step 1, matching center seams carefully. Press. Make five more four-patch units.
Sew Rectangular "Logs" to the Four-Patch CenterUse chain piecing to assemble the quilt blocks
- Sew a 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" deep-dark strip to the top of a four-patch unit, positioning the patches as shown above.
- Without breaking the thread, feed another four-patch unit and deep-dark rectangular unit through the sewing machine, then a third.
- Remove from the machine and clip the threads between the units. Press seam allowances towards the deep-dark strips.
- Position the quilt blocks with the deep-dark strip on top. Sew a 2 1/2" x 6 1/2" dark rectangle to the right-hand side of each partial block, chain piecing again. Press seam allowances towards the dark strips.
- Continue working in a clockwise direction and add a medium-dark strip to the bottom of each block. Press seam allowances towards the new strip.
- Finish up by sewing the final, medium strip to the remaining side of each quilt block. Press seam allowances towards the new strips.
Sew the blocks side by side much as you would a log cabin block, varying the arrangement of dark and light patches to create diagonal rows of color.