Twisted Log Cabin

History

The twisted log cabin is a modern adaptation of the traditional log cabin.  The log cabin design represents the log homes made in the prairie.

Each block is usually sewn on a thin foundation fabric.  Traditionally the log cabin block was not quilted.  The piecing was done with scraps of fabric that had different textures and thickness, sewn on top of a foundation piece also scrap, also of varying thickness.  This made it difficult to quilt by hand.

Twisted log cabin coloured

Cutting

Templates or cutting instructions isn’t necessary for the basic block.

Using strips according to the size that you want the “logs” to be, starting with a square, you can create this block by alternating the colours.

This is the perfect block to do using foundation piecing, and for that purpose, a template is included for download.

Twisted log cabin foundation

How to do foundation piecing

A blog post on this is available or a video by Angela Walters if that is more helpful: Foundation piecing

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