You construct your log cabin center like you normally would, add your sides using STRIPS and then place your block under your ruler. Center the square marked on your ruler over your center on your block.
And then simply cut the sides according to which round you’re on. If you’re on round one of your sides, you cut at the #1 cutting line marked on the ruler.
I chain pieced all of my blocks and got them done in no time!
It’s really easy and you cannot lose track of what to cut!
On the first round of sides =cut at #1 , second round = cut at #2 and so on and so forth!
With this ruler, the finished block size is 12-1/2″ ! But with the 4 different cutting lines, you can stop at whatever round you prefer; Make a small block with just 2 rounds, or do the full four round, 12-1/2″ block!
I only made 8 wonky log cabin blocks and designed the rest of the top myself. I found these “Elizabe-kitten Era” cats in my stash and just knew I had to use them! I appliquéd the kitties on the plain blocks and just absolutely love the way it all came together!
I’ve got my quilt top pinned and ready to quilt! I’m still learning how to free motion quilt, but I will post again when I’ve got my quilt done! 🙂
You can get your own Wonky Ruler at quiltinaday.com. To watch Eleanor demonstrate how to use the ruler, check out the December webinar for Chimneys and Cornerstones here. The wonky ruler is shown 54 minutes in, but I encourage you to watch the webinar from the beginning. It’s fun to watch! 🙂
Toodles for now,
Diana and Ray<3