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Halloween Log Cabins & Stars

Showcase an assortment of novelty prints on a seasonal throw that's a treat to piece!

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Cut and Assemble Log Cabin Blocks

The cutting and piecing instructions that follow result in one Log Cabin block. Repeat instructions to make 12 Log Cabin blocks total.

Although the Log Cabin blocks are scrappy, Lila planned them carefully. She did not use the same print twice in the triangle-square centers. She also selected an orange or yellow print and a black or dark print for the first strips added to the triangle-squares. And the outside strips on each Log Cabin block are either an orange or black print on two sides.

From dark print, cut:
1 of Triangle Pattern
1 — 1-1/4x2-1/2" rectangle for position 1
1 — 1-1/4x3-1/4" rectangle for position 2
1 — 1-1/4x4-1/4" rectangle for position 5
1 — 1-1/4x5" rectangle for position 6
1 — 1-1/4x6" rectangle for position 9
1 — 1-1/4x6-3/4" rectangle for position 10
1 — 1-1/4x7-3/4" rectangle for position 13
1 — 1-1/4x8-1/2" rectangle for position 14

From light print, cut:
1 of Triangle Pattern
1 — 1-1/2x3-1/4" rectangle for position 3
1 — 1-1/2x4-1/4" rectangle for position 4
1 — 1-1/2x5" rectangle for position 7
1 — 1-1/2x6" rectangle for position 8
1 — 1-1/2x6-3/4" rectangle for position 11
1 — 1-1/2x7-3/4" rectangle for position 12

1. Sew together one dark print triangle and one light print triangle to make a triangle-square (Diagram 4). Press seam allowance in one direction. The pieced triangle-square should be 2-1/2" square including seam allowances.

2. Join a dark print position 1 rectangle to the top edge of triangle-square, noting position of dark print triangle (Diagram 5). Press seam toward rectangle.

3. Referring to Diagram 6, add dark print position 2 rectangle to right-hand edge of triangle-square; press as before.

4. Add light print position 3 rectangle to bottom edge of triangle-square (Diagram 7). Press as before.

Referring to Log Cabin Block Assembly Diagram, add light print position 4 rectangle to left-hand edge of triangle-square. Press as before. Continue adding rectangles in numerical order to make a Log Cabin block. Always press seams away from the center. Pieced Log Cabin block should be 8-1/2" including seam allowances.