What was Sharleen's challenge? Knowing which direction to sew the next strip to the log cabin block. Now that may seem simple enough but when you have dyslexia like I do, it can be daunting to keep track of where to put that next fabric strip.
Sharleen: "I keep adding logs on the wrong side. Any tips?"
Jean Ann: "Here is how I keep myself going in the right direction:
1. I always add the new log to the top side of the portion of the block I am working on.
2. I always add the new log in a clockwise direction. I turn the sewn portion of the block to the left (counterclockwiseP so the new strip can be added in the clockwise direction.
3. After the first round of logs has been added all around the center square, pressed and trimmed with the Log Cabin Trim Tool, then I know that each new log to be added will be sewn on the side of the block across two seams from the previously sewn round.
Sharleen: "Oh, I like that two seam hint. As soon as I get this ripped out , I'll be trying that. Thanks for your speedy reply!"
Sharleen's Log Cabin Quilt
Sharleen: "After getting your tip, it all went together better and I'm starting on the layout. I can't appreciate the pattern so much "in person" but I can see in a photo that it's all working out. Thanks so much!"
Sharleen used my Log Cabin Trim Tool to make her blocks. You can get it at your local quilt shop or from my website: www.jeanannquilts.com