I think this is worth a second look
The twisted log cabin is easy and fun to make.
All you need is Quilt in a Day’s 2.5” Strip Wonky ruler. A 14” turntable cutting mat, 6”x24” ruler and a 6” square up ruler are recommended but not required. I used what I had on hand, a 12” turntable, a June Tailor Shape Cut ruler, and a 9” square up ruler.
The Wonky ruler comes with instructions for making the twisted log cabin block. Also, there are layouts for wall hangings, king, queen, twin and lap quilts.
The pattern instructions, which include full color pictures to illustrate each step, are easy to follow.
The fabric and color selection chart has the yardage and number of 2.5” strips needed for five sizes. I choose creams and browns for a twin quilt.
I was pleased that the project made a dent in my fabric stash!
It is important to follow the instructions. It will make the project quick, easy and hassle free.
Chain piecing each side of the log cabin saves time and fabric.
With each complete pass around the center square the Wonky ruler cuts will ‘twist’ the block before attaching the next pairs of light and dark strips. The Wonky Ruler has marked slots for each of the 4 cuts.
For the last and final cut, the Wonky ruler has two green “square up” ruler lines. It is VERY important to check and make sure fabric is within the green lines and cutting slots BEFORE the cuts are made. When complete, it is a 12.5” unfinished block.
Again, life will be easier when the pressing instructions are followed. The block will piece easily and will lay flat.
By the way, I choose to press the seams between blocks open. I use a 1.8mm stitch length, so the seams are secure. I pressed them open because I wanted to reduce bulk and help create an easy canvas for free motion quilting.
I like the final result and I am looking forward to quilting it!
Check out Diana’s quilt top at Ray’s Sew Crafty. Her layout includes alternating applique blocks.
By the way, Quilt in a Day has a video demo on their Youtube channel. The video is called 'Chimneys and Cornerstones'. The Wonky ruler demo begins almost an hour into the video.
The video includes several quilts where the Wonky Ruler was used with the chimneys and cornerstones and log cabin blocks.
Stay tuned! Quit in a Day will soon have Wonky Ruler patterns for the chimneys and cornerstones block and the tossed 9-patch block.