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I was recently going through some UFO's in my stash and came across some diamond log cabin blocks that I was making from a 60 degree diamond starting point and 2 1/2" strips added (it was a project to use up 2 1/2" strips).
A single block looks like this:
But because I have so many scraps, I want my quilt to look like this:
So I will share with you how to do this block and you can do whatever you like.
Step 1: Cut 60 degree diamonds using the 60 degree mark on your Omnigrid Ruler (line it up on the edge of your strip of fabric) . The strip of fabric should be 4 1/2" wide - or whatever width you like. If you want a smaller centre, have at it!
Step 2: Using 2 1/2" strips, sew the strips in the order shown in the diagram below (see the numbers on the block below the strip). Trim off your strips even on the edge of 60 degree centre diamond and using your ruler, prior to adding another strip. Press in the same direction away from the diamond for all blocks.
Some other variations using the same diamond shape:
I hope I have you wondering.. What if ?
11/5/2015 03:42:50 am
Found this that has a little more detail and your block from 2011.
11/5/2015 09:48:47 am
Thank you for the great idea. If, big if I get it done I will send photos
I have fallen in love with this design. I want to make a lap quilt for my daughter for Christmas and this is exactly what I was looking for (and didn't know it). I have pm'd you on Facebook to get the pattern but I can probably print off your blog!!! You rock!
9/12/2017 06:48:18 pm
Where are your templates or patterns you show?? Kind of misleading
9/13/2017 08:47:55 am
Hi Virginia, the method for the above is in Step 1 & 2 and the diagram. My patterns and some free patterns are available if you click on the shop tab above. You will then see both patterns to purchase and free downloadable patterns. Thanks for visiting my blog!
10/27/2018 11:30:51 pm
Could you please tell me how to get your pattern for the diamond log cabin and is this paper pricing and where do I get the ruler you are talking about .tks shelia
11/4/2018 08:48:48 am
I’m always looking for new blocks for inspiration and came across your diamond log cabin block, so very nice, and I am excited to start the block in the batik fabrics in my stash. Thanks for sharing!
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