Big Center Log Cabin Courthouse
Here is a simple variation of the
quilt block. It is the courthouse setting with a large block in the
middle. It is great for frugal scrappy quilts, and also works well for
fussy cutting a block for the middle.
the instructional pages for the
quilt block. As you can see from the vertical and horizontal
grid lines on
this block, your center block, or
square, is twice the width of the blocks surrounding it.
Simple Measurements, and planning each log to finish at 1 inch, cut
the center block 4 1/2 inches raw to finish at 4 inches for the
Then attach the blocks, working with 2 horizontal blocks first, and then two
vertical blocks, per the picture. The traditional way to make this block is to
make opposite sides light and dark.
The block pictured above looks like a summer block, as opposed to many
quilt blocks which are done in Autumn colors. This is an easy block,
and a good one to bring in lots of color and different prints.
Have some fun with this frugal and easy block.