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Creative Log Cabin Quilt Layouts

Log Cabin is a classic quilt block, but is also one of the most versatile. Here are some creatives designs using the Log Cabin pattern (maybe they will spark some of your own ideas!). Get basic instructions for a Log Cabin block here.

  • Log Cabin Design 1

    Create diagonal lines of light and dark for a quilt with movement.

  • Log Cabin Design 2

    Embrace the poular chevron trend with zigzags going down or across the quilt 

  • Log Cabin Design 3

    Create the illusion of squares set on point.

  • Log Cabin Design 4

    Radiating squares from the center create a bold design.

  • Log Cabin Design 5

    Get the look of Flying Geese and triangle-square units to frame a center square.

  • Log Cabin Design 6

    Rotate blocks to get a pinwheel look.

  • Log Cabin Design 7

    Two blocks make Flying Geese that move up and down the quilt.

  • Log Cabin Design 8

    Form parallelograms with careful placement of light and dark prints.

  • Log Cabin Design 9

    Chains of squares sit side by side in this quilt.

  • Log Cabin Design 10

    A standout center of star points is framed with bold lines.

  • Log Cabin Design 11

    X marks the spot in this bold quilt design.

  • Log Cabin Design 12

    Pyramid shapes emerge in this easy layout.

  • Log Cabin Design 13

    One block placed in the same position makes a classic design.

  • Log Cabin Design 14

    We *heart* this layout.

  • Log Cabin Design 15

    Get a braided look with striped rows.

  • Log Cabin Design 16

    A center light square echoes to the outer edges.

  • Log Cabin Design 17

    Wrap up a quilt featuring the look of curled ribbon.

  • Log Cabin Design 18

    Frame a center star, then add a little something extra in the corners.

  • Log Cabin Design 19

    Embrace the assymetrical with a quilt that plays with geometry.

  • Log Cabin Design 20

    Play with the length of zigzags for a funky design.

  • Log Cabin Design 21

    Make a mirror design with a quilt that's balanced.

  • Log Cabin Design 22

    Copy the look of an oriental rug with this design.

  • Log Cabin Design 23

    Spiral the design from the center out.

  • Log Cabin Design 24

    Channel a Southwest look with a center design framed with radiating lines.

  • Log Cabin Design 25

    This design is an explosion for a quilt.

  • Log Cabin Design 26

    What do you see? The squares or the stars?

  • Log Cabin Design 27

    Combine squares, triangles, and striaght lines for a unique look.

  • Log Cabin Design 28

    Side zigzags and center squares are the star of this design.

  • Log Cabin Design 29

    Lines frame a dark center square with a star shape.

  • Log Cabin Design 30

    Give a peek at a diamond design with an off-center layout.