Scrap Happy Sampler #7 Block of Month

Log Cabin Twist is the Block of the Month for July!

log cabin twist quilt block tutorial pattern

This block uses up lots of scraps – all those thin strips of fabric that are too small for much else… you know those ones you’ve been saving because you can’t bear to waste a scrap? (…or is that just me?)

log cabin twist quilt block of month tutorial

I’m calling it an ‘improv’ (no paper) pieced block.  This block is typically put together as a paper pieced block but with a little patience and extra measure (meaning…. measure measure measure – THEN cut!) you’ll really enjoy watching this block unfold.   Get creative with the placement of your colors and come up with an entirely different look to this block.  Look at these similar paper pieced blocks on Craftsy that have different color placement.

Whirlpool pattern by Linley's Designs
Whirlpool paper pieced pattern by Linley’s Designs
Whirlpool pattern by Linley's Designs
Whirlpool paper pieced pattern by Linley’s Designs

Spiral Paper pieced pattern by Linley’s Designs

When making this improv block I prefer to use a square ruler like the omnigrid to help with measuring and cutting – The one I used is 9.5″ square.  You could use another size and then switch to a regular long quilters ruler if/when the square starts to get to short for your measures and cuts.  Good Luck and have fun with it!log cabin quilt block twist tutorial

Get the Pattern free for the month of July!

Add it to your Craftsy Library!  SCRAP HAPPY BLOCK #7 LOG CABIN TWIST

As always, this months block pattern is free for the current month (July) and then I will list it in my Craftsy Store with all the previous blocks.

block of the month sampler

Full Scrap Happy Sampler Quilt Pattern in my Shop.

Thanks so much for following along! I hope you love February’s Hexi Block and will share your blocks with me on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/groups/scraphappy/

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4 comments on “Scrap Happy Sampler #7 Block of Month

  1. Maureen Clifford

    Awesome block! I can’t wait to do this one,and yes, I save everything Lol. Thanks!

    1. Sherri

      Maureen I can’t wait to see your block, you do such nice work!

  2. Linda

    WOW! Another amazing block! My daughter and I both love it! I have done some of these as individual blocks to go into different quilts, but I eventually want to start over at the beginning and make one quilt with all the blocks as they were intended. I am glad I have been collecting and savingthe patterns. Thank you, Sherri!

    1. Sherri

      Linda, I’m so glad you are enjoying them! And thanks so much for your nice comment… It’s nice to know (and hear) that your having fun with them. :)

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