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Contrasting Cabins

Experiment with unlikely fabric combinations and quilting styles to craft a Log Cabin stunner that gives equal play to lights and darks. 



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Designer: Lissa Alexander 



Designer Lissa Alexander chose a few medium fabrics (grays, turquoises, and reds) and mixed them in with the lights and darks when cutting.


•    1⁄3 yard mottled red (block centers)

•    24—1⁄4-yard pieces assorted dark prints in black, brown, turquoise, and gray (blocks) 

•    24—1⁄4-yard pieces assorted light prints in white, cream, tan, turquoise, and red (blocks) 

•    3⁄4 yard black tone-on-tone (binding)

•    5-7⁄8 yards backing fabric

•    81×105" batting


Finished quilt: 72-1⁄2 ×96-1⁄2" (twin-size with 16" drop)

Finished block: 12" square


Quantities are for 44⁄45"-wide, 100% cotton fabrics.

Measurements include 1⁄4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.