red and white offset log cabin quilt blocks

Offset Log Cabin Quilt Layouts

The Offset log cabin quilt block is fun to play with. Depending on the difference between the width of the light and dark strips, there will be either a gentle or a strong curve.  Many of the traditional log cabin quilt layouts look totally different with this block.

Bad Farmer

With a traditional log cabin block, this layout would be called field and furrows or straight furrows.  I’m sure no self-respecting farmer would want furrows that look like this.

crooked furrows


Don’t you just feel like you’re being sucked into the middle?  Much stronger than the barn raising layout.

offset log cabin layout

Butterfly Fields

The curve of the blocks means there is a lot more of the dark fabric.  That means it settles into a background leaving light butterflies flitting across it.  This would look great with a solid colour background and different colours of butterflies.

offset log cabin layout

Lightning Maze

It is easy to get lost in this quilt.

lightning maze quilt layout

Almost Plaid

This block doesn’t have the look of half square triangles like the traditional block.

plaid quilt layout

If you forget how to make the Offset Log Cabin block, check out my tutorial HERE.

Elizabeth DeCroos

Elizabeth DeCroos

designer, teacher, speaker

Elizabeth enjoys doing all types of sewing and needlework and teaching others new techniques. For more information or to have her speak to your group click HERE.

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