Log Cabin Quilt Block using Honey Bun Strips

Hi, it’s Jenny, from the Missouri Star Quilt
Company. We’ve got some fun things planned for you! We’re going to show you how to
make a Log Cabin block out of a Honey Bun. There are some crazy deals happening over
at the Quilters Daily Deal with Honey Buns so, we hope you enjoy those. The first thing you’re going to do is open
up that Honey bun, and it’s going to give you a lot of strips. Now, remember a Honey
Bun is, the strips are only 1 ½” wide. So, we’re going to get a bunch of these
strips out here, and we’re going to use a dark and a light for this block. It only
takes two strips to make the whole block, and so the first thing that
we’re going to do is, we’re going to take our dark and our light and we’re going to
stitch this together ¼” and then what we’re going to do is we’re going to cut in. Now
whatever size strip wide it is, and this happens to be 1 ½” so, we’re going to cut in
1 ½”. So, that will give us our exact square block for the center. So, here’s our center block right here.
This block is the same as this one right here, you can see that this is that piece
right there. So, the next thing that you’re going to do is you’re going to sew a light
block on one side and you’re going to sew a dark block on the other. So I’ve cut a
couple of those out right here so you can see how it begins. Whoop, when I picked up all my strips I lost
my little strip. Well, we’ll just look here. OK, so I found my little piece, and so then
you’re going to put another piece right here. You’ll sew all these down. Then you’re
next piece will be light on this side and then you’ll be dark this way and this way,
and light this way and this way. You’ll just keep graduating out until you’ve gone
out about four times on each side, and it makes this darling block like this. The thing that’s so fun about this is lot’s
of times when we do a log cabin it’s very scrappy looking. This gives it a really orderly
look, and it gives it this stair step effect that adds a whole new element
to your quilting. So, let’s see if we can put some of these together and have some fun.
Remember that a Honey Bun has 42 strips so you will get 21 blocks out of this. Because
it takes two strips for each block, and so what we’re going to do is, we’re going
to put some of these together so you can see. Here’s with all the colors together, and
I haven’t made all my blocks yet but I’ve got a good starting here. Let’s see we’ll
put a red one up here. Get some mixed up. So, here’s what this kind of looks like
when you put them together with the color in the center. If you flip them around and
do the light toward the center it gives it a completely different look. How about that?
That’s kind of fun. You can also do it where it’s a setting called fields and furrows,
and that’s where you’re going to want to put them so that they go light and dark
this way, and it’ll hit a, it’ll make a stair step, wait I can’t get that to go
that way, here we go this is how we do it so it’ll give you a row of light down
the center there, and then you put this one up here, let’s see this one’s backwards.
See and it makes that kind of, it gives you a row of light through there and a row of
dark through there. There’s just so many different things you can do, it’s so fun! I was noticing there was a pattern where it
had the two of these turned in and then the lights in the middles and it made kind of
a fun, a fun pinwheel effect on it. It’s just really, it really was fun, so we have
a dark, light, and the light, and the dark. So, there’s another way you can put it together.
So, I mean, the possibilities are endless. So, anyway, we hope you enjoyed this quick
Log Cabin tutorial from the Missouri Star Quilt Company.