About Foundation (Paper) PiecingThis foundation (paper) pieced Christmas log cabin quilt that's made from thirty-six 6" quilt blocks. It finishes at 36-1/2" square (which includes the 1/4" binding around all edges) and resembles a series of Christmas wreaths.
If foundation piecing is a new technique for you, read Foundation Piecing Basics before you begin.
I usually prefer to use temporary foundations (which are removed after blocks are assembled), but log cabin quilt blocks are perfect for permanent versions (which are never removed). Permanent foundations add depth to blocks and non-woven permanent foundations help eliminate stretch. The bonus -- you won't need to spend time removing all those narrow strips of paper.
Plan to machine quilt the project, since log cabin quilts (even without an extra foundation layer) have plenty of built-in bulk from closely spaced seam allowances.
Fabrics & Other MaterialsFabrics
If possible, choose an assortment of greens, about 2-3/4 yards total; choose an assortment of reds, about 2-3/4 yards total.
Backing: about 1-1/8 yard
Batting: about 44" x 44" flannel or other thin batting (if you use permanent foundations, you might choose to omit the batting)
Binding: about 170 running inches of doublefold binding that will finish at 1/4" wide (binding strip instructions)
Optional: Fabric for hanging sleeve