Big Block Log Cabin Quilt — 5 Comments

  1. Hello! I don’t know if you’ll see this or not, but I hope so! 🙂 This is kind of goofy, but I’ve decided to make a fertility quilt for my husband and I. I’m tired of counting days and taking temperatures and I don’t want to stress over stuff like that, so instead I decided to do something fun and enjoyable for us. I don’t actually believe in superstitious things, it’s just a fun excuse to try out quilting for the first time.

    I decided on a log cabin pattern because I have a little trouble getting corners to match up, and most of the seams on this pattern don’t have that issue! I didn’t want to spend an eternity cutting and sewing tiny little logs for our king size bed, so I searched for large log cabin quits and viola, I found your most wonderful blog!

    My question is how to make this (wonderfully oversized) pattern in to a king size quilt? How many more blocks do I need, and how do I figure out how much more fabric I need? If I don’t hear from you I’ll just fly by the seat of my pants, but if you could clue me in that would help a lot. 🙂 Thank you!

  2. Your comment made me smile – having fun is what quilting and kids is all about! There are more and more questions that you need to answer before you can decide on a size for a King-sized quilt. How do you want it to fit on your bed? Do you want it to just cover the top? Cover the top and down to one mattress on the sides? Cover the top and two mattresses on the sides? Or cover everything down to the floor. In thinking about my answer, I deducted that perhaps you would only want a Queen-sized quilt – more snuggles under a bit of a smaller quilt. Plus, the blocks can all easily be seen if you are standing near it or lying under it. It may, in fact, cover the entire top if you add a border or two, as well. Ah yes, answering questions with more questions – I learned that from my professorial ex-teacher husband!

  3. Cynthia: Everything you need is already online. You should be able to click on this link to get to them:

    If that does not work, find the search box (far right column on the page) and put in “big block log” (no quotes) and all of the blog posts about that design will come up for you. Quilted Blessings!

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