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Log Cabin Twist Quilt Block

Asemble a 9" Log Cabin Twist block. 

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Materials

•  Gold print, red print, dark red print, and beige print scraps

 

Finished block: 9" square
 

 

Cut the Fabrics

From gold print, cut: 

•  4—2-1⁄2 ×3" rectangles

From red print, cut: 

•  4—1-1⁄2 ×4" rectangles 

•  4—1-1⁄2 ×3" rectangles

From dark red print, cut: 

•  4—1×5" rectangles

From beige print, cut: 

•  4—1-1⁄2 ×4-1⁄2" rectangles 

•  4—1-1⁄2 ×3-1⁄2" rectangles
 

 

Assemble the Block

1. Sew a red print 1-1⁄2 ×3" rectangle to a long edge of a gold print 2-1⁄2 ×3" rectangle (Diagram 1). Press the seam allowance toward the gold rectangle. 

2. Sew a beige print 1-1⁄2 ×3-1⁄2" rectangle to the right edge of the pieced unit (Diagram 2). Press the seam allowance toward the gold rectangle. 

3. Sew a red print 1-1⁄2 ×4" rectangle to the bottom edge of the pieced unit (Diagram 3). Press the seam allowance toward the gold rectangle.

4. Sew a beige print 1-1⁄2 ×4-1⁄2" rectangle to the right edge of the pieced unit (Diagram 4). Press the seam allowance toward the gold rectangle. 

5. Sew a dark red print 1×5" rectangle to the bottom edge of the pieced unit to complete a block unit (Diagram 5). Press the seam allowance toward the gold rectangle. The pieced block unit should measure 5" square, including the seam allowances.

6. Repeat steps 1 through 5 to make a total of four block units.

7. Sew together block units in pairs (Block Assembly Diagram). Press the seam allowances in opposite directions. Then join the pairs to make a block. Press the seam allowance in one direction.