Sewn Up


This block requires hand sewing.

Block type: log cabin

Block size: 11 inches

Colour scheme: reds and neutrals

Texture/fabric manipulation: star gathering

Quilt size: The finished quilt is 52 ½ x 52 ½.


  • one 7 in x 7 in square in white
  • two 5 in x 3 ½ in rectangles and two 11 in x 3 ½ in rectangles for the border
  • matching stranded cotton
Making the star gathering
Cut one 7in x 7in square and mark it in a grid at 2 in intervals alternating in rows on the wrong side of the fabric. See drawing below.
The circles are 3/8 in in diameter. They are spaced 2 inches apart from top to bottom and 1 inch apart from left to right.
I drew the circles by hand though you could use a template. I don’t think it will show in the result if the circle is not…

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