Block of the Month #2
Modern Maple – Log Cabin Style
Presented by Mary B
12.5" unfinished block
1/4" seam allowance
Press most seams away from darker fabric or open
Cutting Instructions and layout:
Maple Leaf fabric (solid colors)
- (1) 2” x 7” rectangle (dark blue)
- (1) 7-1/4” square (green)
- (3) 4-1/2” squares (your choice of solid colors) OR make 3 log cabin squares that measure 4-1/2” square.
- (1) 7-1/4” square
- (2) 4-1/2” squares
- If making log cabin blocks – make those first.
- Use a 2” green square and then build out the logs with 1-1/2” and 2” strips of the other fabrics.
- Or use improvisational piecing and create a wonky log cabin.
- They should measure 4-1/2” square (trim if needed).
- Make 3.
Next – let’s make the ½ square triangles.
Lay the 7-1/4” background and maple fabric squares right sides together.
Sew 1/4” around the edge of all 4 sides.
Mark 2 diagonal lines from corner to corner after sewing.
Cut on the marked lines to make 4 triangles.
Press open and trim to 4-1/2”
Now let’s make the stem for the maple leaf.
Take the dark blue rectangle and a background 4-1/2” square.
Cut the 4-1/2” square on the diagonal to make 2 triangles.
Mark the center of the rectangle and triangle and match up – sew seam on both long sides of the rectangle.
Trim to 4-1/2”
Now – time to put it all together!
Lay out the block as desired.
Notice the placement of the log cabin blocks – you can rotate them any way.
Inspiration for this block from: