Make Yourself at Home! 7 Cozy Log Cabin Quilt Patterns

Posted by on Jun 29, 2014 in Quilting | Comments


Most quilters are familiar with log cabin quilt patterns. It’s a classic design that generations of quilters have made. But, did you realize how versatile this block truly is? With a bit of thought and careful planning, many designs and layouts can be created!

Today is in fact “Log Cabin Day,” a day to step away from electronics and enjoy the simpler things in life. So, in honor of this unique holiday, we are bringing you seven log cabin-inspired projects and patterns that celebrate the simple beauty of a classic quilt design. Click on the links and photos to read more about each one!

Log cabin quilt using value

Photo via Craftsy member gradalamb

Value log cabin quilt

Let’s begin with this stunner by Craftsy user gradalamb! She cut all of the leftover fabrics from previous quilts into 1.5″ strips, just right for a scrappy log cabin quilt. The pattern used to make this quilt was from Nancy Smith’s class Fast & Flexible Log Cabin Quilts!

Check out the My Log Cabins Quilt here.

Friendship star quilt pattern

Photo via Craftsy member DianaBeaubien

Friendship star log cabin

Make a twin or queen size quilt with this beautiful log cabin variation. Rather then center squares, the classic Friendship Star is used! Lights and darks are used to create this value quilt.

Get the #408 Grace’s Friendship Log Cabin Pattern here.

Scrappy Log Cabin Star Quilt Pattern on Craftsy!

Photo via Crafsy member rkquilter

Log cabin star quilt

Here is a great example of how important of a role layout can be in a log cabin quilt. Shades of blue, purple, and yellow work together to make a star wall hanging that measures 32″ square. As a bonus, the designer includes a pattern for a log cabin heart!

Get the Scrappy Log Cabin Star Wall hanging Pattern here.

Wonky log cabin quilt

Photo via Craftsy member stitchingtimes

Wonky log cabin

Why not try something a little different with a wonky log cabin? Traditional in origin, the wonkiness adds a fun, modern look! The featured quilt is compromised of 12 blocks that measure 12″ each. Directions are included to teach the quilt-as-you-go technique, allowing each block to be quilted before it is sewn to the others.

Get the Wonky Log Cabin (Cotton Bole) Quilt Pattern here.

 Log Cabin Quilt With Batiks

Photo via Craftsy member Kukum

Batik log cabin

Crafty user Kukum shares her batik log cabin project, another quilt that was also created via Nancy Smith’s class Fast & Flexible Log Cabin Quilts class. Batiks in shades in green and gray were used in this gift for a young man.

Check out the Log Cabin With Batiks Quilt here.

Deer Log Cabin Quilt

Photo via Connie Campbell

Log cabin deer quilt

Log cabins make for an incredible pillow, don’t they? If log cabin blocks are new to you, this pillow pattern is a fun way to give them a try. Directions and full size templates are included to create a 14″ pillow cover, as well as a 9″ mug rug.

Get the Log Cabin Deer Pattern here.

Patchwork Coasters on Craftsy!

Photo via Craftsy member MichellePattern

Log cabin patchwork coasters

Here’s another way to get some log cabin sewing practice in before you tackle a larger quilt! Little scraps or leftover blocks make up these sweet patchwork coasters. The pattern shows how to make a classic log cabin block with fabric pieces cut free hand. Templates for eight different circle sizes are included.

Get the Patchwork Coaster pattern here.

Have you ever made a log cabin quilt? What is your favorite?