The wonky log cabin quilt pattern is a version of the traditional log cabin quilt block. A perfect pattern to use up your fabric scraps. All you need is a ruler and rotary cutter to trim up the blocks as you sew, intentionally making them not perfectly square!
In this tutorial, I’ll share with you tips for how to make a wonky log cabin quilt block that actually looks wonky! You can make them any size you’d like – from small to one big wonky quilt block for your project or quilt!
The process follows the basic log cabin block construction. First, start with a center square then add strips around the block. The difference for this quilt block pattern is that the strips added can be any size or shape – you even trim the edge after sewing to be at different angles for more wonkiness!
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Some people refer to this quilt block as the crazy log cabin quilt block. This scrap-buster project is a perfect way to use up those strips of fabric left from other projects. I use off-cuts from trimming up the edge of my fabrics.
Here is another layout option for these nine quilt blocks.
For the wonky log cabin quilt pattern, I like to have some of the colors match between blocks. This blurs the edges of the blocks and gives the overall quilt even more wonkiness and makes the edges of the blocks less distinct. After it is quilted the lines will blend even more.
Here is the final quilt all ready to be hung on a wall!
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