Optional Layouts for the Traditional Log Cabin Block

red and white log cabin quilt blocks

 The traditional log cabin block already has layouts with commonly-used names, so I will not try to rename them.  I have thrown in a few lesser known options as well.  Any layout that uses half-square triangles will also work with log cabin blocks.

Fields and Furrows

This layout has the blocks alternating in orientation so that diagonal stripes appear to go across the quilt.  The common name hints at the rural roots of quilting.


Barn Raising

This is another rural inspired name.  It has a square in the middle that is echoed out through the quilt.



This is an adaption of a great half square triangle pattern.


X’s and O’s

This fun layout is not as traditional, but is still fun.


Simple Suzie

Rows with blocks all in the same orientation is nice too!


To remember how to do the traditional log cabin block, go HERE.


Elizabeth DeCroos - Epida Studio.

Elizabeth DeCroos

Elizabeth DeCroos is the designer and teacher at Epida Studio. She loves to work in quilting, pojagi and embroidery and teach these techniques to others.
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