Woohoo! I had lots of fun responses to my house blocks that I posted last week. In fact, some bloggers asked if I was going to publish a pattern or tutorial of the house with the log cabin style piecing. Now if you read my blog, you'll know I have trouble being succinct. Giving clear directions is probably not my forte. So here's what I'm going to do: I'm posting my graph paper design here. I cleaned it up today. If you are a foundation paper piecing enthusiast, I'm sure you can figure out how to draw your own block from my photos. But here's the good news for those of you who would prefer instructions. Janice from Color, Creating and Quilting has offered to write a tutorial to go along with the graph design. Isn't that neat?? She'll guide you through the process better than I ever could.
To refresh your memory, here's the finished block:
So here are just a few things to know about the pattern:
It's drawn on 1/4 inch graph paper--I had to tape two pieces together to make it big enough.
The finished block is 9-1/2 inches (10 with seam allowance).
Add 1-3/4 inch borders (including seam allowance) to bring the block up to 12-1/2 inches (12 inches finished). I make the borders extra wide so I can trim them accurately.
The logs are 3/4 inches wide (you can use the graph paper lines for the vertical and horizontal lines).
A, B, C, D and E represent the main colors. (Refer to the photo for a guide)
Numbers 1 through 25 = order of piecing.
Trace the pattern onto foundation paper of your choice. (I use unprinted newsprint from a moving supply store.) No need to reverse the pattern--I've already done it for you.
Here are the graph patterns:
Have fun, and be watching for Janice's detailed instructions on her blog. (No timeline yet, but I'll alert you when the tutorial is up.) I'll link this up this week to Tuesday Tips and Tutorials by Late Night Quilter and Quilting Jetgirl and to Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Bee Social.