Log Cabin Cornerstones 1 and 2

The centre square of the Log Cabin block represents the centre of the home, the hearth. This variation has squares running diagonally across the block, so that there is a square in each corner of a round of logs. I guess the theory is that it makes for a much stronger building with all those cornerstones. The block is also called Chimneys and Cornerstones.

It works quite well in some of the simpler layouts of Log Cabin blocks, like all time favourite Barnraising but is a little busy used in something like this …….

……. which becomes this!

You will not be seeing a huge number of quilt designs using this block in future Mid Week Retreats amongst all the other Log Cabin variations, but it will turn up with a few variations of its own.

This block will not make an appearance in the Mystery Log Cabin Quilt starting in a few weeks, so that’s part of the mystery cleared up!

It will turn up when I throw everything into the pot on the hearth and mix it all up!

That’s it! Enough Log Cabin variations ……. until next week ….. and just a one day Mid  Week Retreat. By then the Courthouse Steps project file will be sorted out.

About Virtual Quilter

I am a quilter who designs many more quilts than I will ever make, and I am sharing one quilt design every day in Virtual Quilter. I also share my completed projects in Stuff-Ups, and Christmas decorations in Christmas Everyday of the Year.
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4 Responses to Log Cabin Cornerstones 1 and 2

  1. averyclaire says:

    I really like this quilt made up with all the “corners” although I think it could be a bear to get it pieced perfectly. But then I love Irish chain quilts also. It’s been a great week! Thank you.


    • virtualquilter says:


      I am glad you enjoyed it!

      I think it would be rather fiddly to get together …… the words deceptively simple keep springing to mind!

      Judy b


  2. Beth Patrick says:

    gee, a mystery! I have pulled fabrics to do one of your designs,, log cabin 2, I believe.

    should I wait,, or should I go ahead and cut???

    OH! decisions, decisions, decisions!!


    • virtualquilter says:


      Now that is a mystery!

      You could wait, or risk cutting strips …. if you are using scraps you could spend some time sorting …. you will need fairly strong contrast between light and dark. for the mystery.

      But that probably doesn’t help much because the contrast is always important!

      Judy B


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