JULY INSTRUCTIONS 2020 Seattle MQG Block of the Month project: Cascadia Cabin in the Woods

July 20, 2023 5:57 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


This is the sixth installment in the 2020 Seattle Modern Quilt Guild BOM project! Your guides on this journey are Susan Pray (IG: @sushi.farmer) and Kathy McGinnis (IG: @a_swede_life). 

Make this fun quilt design unique with your own fabric selections. It’s not too late to start, join us! All the instructions posted so far are available on our website here.

Piecing tree blocks 5 thru 8  

This month you’ll get directions for piecing your tree blocks 5 thru 8. After last month’s post you’re all old hands at this so without further ado let’s get this party started. The photos included in these directions are a Halloween version of the Cascadia Cabin Quilt. 

Fabric Requirements:

Gather your remaining (12) finished trees from last month plus all your leftover WOF strips cut last month and any large scraps of forest background you have set aside from prior months.

You may wish to distribute your trees first so that you get a good mix of colors and fabrics across the blocks, especially if you’ve gone scrappy.

You should have the following trees left over from prior months work:

  • (6) – 4.5” x 6”
  • (2) – 5.5” x 6”
  • (3) – 8.5” x 8.5”
  • (1) – 8.5” x 10”

For ease of organization you may want to cut the pieces only as needed for each block from the WOF strips and from large scraps left over from last month when assembling the blocks this month. Remember to save your fabrics for the improv cabin block next month and the mountain range in the midsection of the quilt which we will begin in August.

Cutting directions for SCRAPS: please refer to the block diagrams below and cut your scraps to size as needed as you assemble each block.

You may wish to download and print a copy of the entire quilt which has all the dimensions of each piece labeled for reference as you assemble these blocks. It is provided again this month for your convenience here.

Tree Block Five

Trees needed:

  • (2) 8.5 x 8.5
  • (2) 4.5 x 6.5

Background fill strips needed:

  • (1) 8.5 x 3 (optional: cut a 8.5” piece from your 6.5” WOF strip then cut it down longways to 3”)
  • (1) 8.5 x 2 (optional: cut this 2” strip from the leftovers of the last cut)
  • (2) 4.5 x 1.5
  • (1) 4.5 x 2.5

Block Five Diagram:

Sew the pieces together and press.

Tree Block Six

Trees needed:

  • (3) 4.5 x 6.5
  • (1) 5.5 x 6.5

Background fill strips needed:

  • (1) 5.5 x 6.5
  • (1) 5.5 x 2.5
  • (2) 4.5 x 2.5
  • (1) 6.5 x 2
  • (1) 6.5 x 3

Block Six Diagram:

Assemble and press.

Tree Block Seven

Trees needed:

  • (1) 5.5 x 6.5
  • (1) 8.5 x 10.5

Background fill strips needed:

  • (1) 5.5 x 5.5 (cut from scrap)
  • (1) 5.5 x 3.5
  • (1) 8.5 x 4.5 (you may need to cut from scrap)

Tree Block Seven Diagram:

Assemble and press:

Tree Block Eight

Trees needed:

  • (1) 4.5 x 6.5
  • (1) 8.5 x 8.5

Background fill strips needed:

  • (1) 12.5 x 2.5 (cut from scrap)
  • (1) 4.5 x 4.5
  • (1) 8.5 x 2.5 (cut from scrap)

Tree Block Eight Diagram:

Assemble and press:

You may wish to set your completed blocks aside OR you may wish to sew blocks 6 and 7 together then join to block 5 and join them to the section completed last month. Block 8 will have to wait until next month when the Cabin block is completed.

Next month: you will create the Improv Cabin block which will go in the right lower corner. The block can be as straightforward or elaborate as you prefer, you’ll get lots of options. You can also finish sewing the bottom section of the quilt together at that time.

Pinterest Board:  https://www.pinterest.com/quiltguild/medallion-quilt-inspiration/

Basic Seminole Patchwork by Cheryl Greider Bradkin, 1990

Liberated Quiltmaking II by Gwen Marston, 2010

Modern Blocks: 99 Quilt Blocks from Your Favorite Designers, complied by Suzanne Woods, 2011

Modern Plus Sign Quilts by Cheryl Brickey and Paige Alexander, 2018

Simply Seminole by Dorothy Hanisko, 1997

Please be social!

Don’t forget to tag your progress pictures on Instagram! Seattle MQG members who post their BOM progress on Instagram using the hashtags #cascadiacabinquilt or #smqgbom2020 by midnight, July 7th will be entered into a drawing for a nice prize, which David will mail to the winner. Not on Instagram? No problem. Simply email us at seattlemodernquiltguild@gmail.com by the same deadline with a photo of your BOM progress. (If your IG account is set to private, use the email option.) The drawing will be held live during our Zoom membership meeting. Need not be present to win, but you do have to submit your progress to be included.

Also continue to use the hashtags #seamqg  #seattlemqg  #showusyourmqg and #seattlemqgsewathome to share the wonderful quilts you’re creating.

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