Online Quilting Bee Skill Builder Block 2

Online Quilting Bee Block 2

We are having so much fun hearing the responses from you and seeing all of your amazing quilt blocks!

If you missed block 1, you can get instructions for it here: Online Quilting Bee Block 1 For more information, you can head to the main Quilt Along webpage and it will outline all the details. Scroll down below the video for fabric requirements.

We are now ready to sew block 1! This month we are learning all about log cabin blocks. Our large block actually consists of 4 small log cabins, so you’ll get lots of practice. One of my favorite things about log cabin blocks, is the ability for them to look like they are curves. The smaller you make each strip, the more curvy it becomes. This is a great way to give the impression of a circle without actually sewing a circle. Each block will finish at 18″. The final quilt will be about 64×84″.

Fabric Requirements:

There are 2 different options for this quilt, make the sampler, consisting of 12 different blocks, or make a quilt of just this block, repeating it 12 times.

Online Quilting Bee - Sampler Quilt

Sampler Quilt Fabric Requirements (assuming 40″ wide fabric):

Finished quilt : 64×84″

White – 4 yard
Dark Green (including border) – 2 yards
Light Green – 1 1/4 yards
Gray – 1 yard
Yellow – 1 yard

Log Cabin Block Layout

Block 2 Quilt Fabric Requirements (assuming 40″ wide fabric)

Finished quilt 64×84″

White – 3 yard
Dark Green (including border) – 1 1/4 yard
Light Green – 1 yard
Gray – 3/4 yard
Yellow – 1/4 yard

Block Two Instructions

NOTE: When cutting fabric for the sampler quilt, cut only what you need, leaving extra fabric in large in tact pieces. DON’T cut long strips to cut down. This will ensure you have the sizes and pieces you need for later blocks. 

White:

  • 4 @ 2 1/2″ square
  • 4 @ 2 1/2 x 4 1/2″
  • 4 @ 2 x 6 1/2″
  • 4 @ 2 x 8″

Gray:

  • 2 @ 2 x 8″
  • 2 @ 2 x 9 1/2″

Dark Green:

  • 2 @ 2 x 8″
  • 2 @ 2 x 9 1/2″

Light Green:

  • 4 @ 2 1/2 x 4 1/2″
  • 4 @ 2 1/2 x 6 1/2″

Yellow:

  • 4 @ 2 1/2″ square

Sew 1 – 2 1/2″ yellow square to 1 – 2 1/2″ white square. Press.

With yellow square on bottom, sew 1 – 2 1/2 x 4 1/2″ white strip to the right side and 1 – 2 1/2 x 4 1/2″ light green strip to the left side. Press.

With the light green strip on bottom, sew 1 – 2 1/2 x 6 1/2″ light green strip to the right side and 1 – 2 x 6 1/2″ white strip to the left side. Press.

With the light green strip on bottom, sew 1 – 2 x 8″ white strip to the right side and 1 – 2 x 8″ dark green strip to the left side. Press.

With the dark green strip on bottom, sew 1 2 x 9 1/2″ dark green strip to the right side. Press.

Repeat for a second block.

Sew 1 – 2 1/2″ yellow square to 1 – 2 1/2″ white square. Press.

With yellow square on bottom, sew 1 – 2 1/2 x 4 1/2″ white strip to the right side and 1 – 2 1/2 x 4 1/2″ light green strip to the left side. Press.

With the light green strip on bottom, sew 1 – 2 1/2 x 6 1/2″ light green strip to the right side and 1 – 2 x 6 1/2″ white strip to the left side. Press.

With the light green strip on bottom, sew 1 – 2 x 8″ white strip to the right side and 1 – 2 x 8″ gray strip to the left side. Press.

With the dark green strip on bottom, sew 1 2 x 9 1/2″ gray strip to the right side. Press.

Repeat for a second block.

Sew the four blocks together, alternating the dark green blocks with the light gray blocks following the layout below. Press.

 

Finishing Instructions

For both quilts (visual instructions will be included in the final video but written instructions are included here if you are making the one block quilt):
Sashing and Border 1
White:

  • Cut 8 @ 2 1/2 x 18 1/2″
  • Cut 7 @ 2 1/2″ x Width of Fabric (WOF)

Border 2
Dark Green:

  • Cut 8 @ 1 1/2″ x Width of Fabric

Quilt Construction:

Sew 3 white WOF strips together, cut into 2 – 58 1/2″ strips

Sew 1 – 18 1/2″ sashing to the right side of 1 block. Sew another block to the right, followed by another sashing and another block.

Repeat 4 times.

Sew rows together with 58 1/2″ sashing strips between them.

Border 1:

Sew 2 white WOF strips together, cut into a 78 1/2″ strip. Repeat with 2 more WOF strips.

Sew 2 white WOF strips together, cut into a 62 1/2″ strip. Repeat with 2 more WOF strips.

Sew 78 1/2″ border strips to the sides of the quilt top. Sew the 62 1/2″ strips to the top and bottom of the quilt top.

Border 2:

Sew 4 dark green WOF strips together, cut into a 82 1/2″ strip and a 64 1/2 ” strip. Repeat with remaining four strips.

Sew the 82 1/2″ strips to sides of quilt top. Sew the 64 1/2″ strips to the top and bottom.

Press, layer, and quilt.

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