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Patchwork Pillow Pair

Piece squares and rectangles into classic Pineapple and Log Cabin blocks to easily create a stunning sun-and-sky color duo.

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Cut and Assemble Log Cabin Pillow Top

Cut pieces in the following order.

From assorted yellow prints, cut:
4—1-1⁄2×5" rectangles for position 6
4—1-1⁄2×4" rectangles for position 5
4—1-1⁄2×3" rectangles for position 2
4—1-1⁄2×2" rectangles for position 1

From dark blue print, cut:
2—2-1⁄2×42" binding strips
2—14-1⁄2×181⁄2" rectangles
2—2×14-1⁄2" border strips
2—2×11-1⁄2" border strips

From assorted blue prints, cut:
4—1-1⁄2×6" rectangles for position 8
4—1-1⁄2×5" rectangles for position 7
4—1-1⁄2×4" rectangles for position 4
4—1-1⁄2×3" rectangles for position 3
4—2" squares

1. Sew together a blue print 2" square and a yellow print position 1 rectangle to make a block center (Diagram 7). Press seam toward yellow print rectangle.

2. Referring to Diagram 8, add yellow print position 2 rectangle to bottom edge of block center; press as before.

3. Referring to Diagram 9, add blue print position 3 rectangle to left-hand edge of block center; press seam toward blue print rectangle.

4. Add blue print position 4 rectangle to top edge of block center; press. Continue adding rectangles in numerical order to make a Log Cabin block (Diagram 10). Always press seam away from center. The Log Cabin block should be 6" square including seam allowances.

5. Repeat steps 1–4 to make four Log Cabin blocks total.

6. Referring to photo lay out the four Log Cabin blocks in pairs; sew together. Press seams in opposite directions. Join pairs to make pillow center. Press seam in one direction.

7. Join dark blue print 2×11-1⁄2" border strips to opposite edges of pillow center. Join dark blue print 2×14-1⁄2" border strips to remaining edges to complete Log Cabin pillow top.

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