Wonky log cabin tutorial



  • Scrap fabrics
  • Cream fabric for sashing


  • Scrap fabrics
  • Cream fabric for sashing
  • 1 yard of matching fabric

Wonky log cabin block construction

The final block size is 9 inches.

Cut a wonky piece of fabric for the centre piece.

Cut two more wonky pieces to attach to the side of the centre.

Cut both pieces slightly larger than the sides of the centre square.

Sew and square sides.

Repeat with the other two sides.

Square sides again.

Calculate how much fabric is needed in the last border to complete a 9 inch block.

Repeat as for previous steps cutting and attaching the pieces around the centre.

Cut strips long enough so that some fabric is left over around, particularly for very wonky blocks.

Square finished and ironed block to 9 inches and cut.


Cut 24 2 1/2 x 9 inch strips
Cut 12 x 2 1/2 squares scrap fabric photos
Construct quilt as per photo

Back of quilt


  • 30 4 inch squares
  • 4 x 1 1/2 inch strips cut along the whole width of the fabric in cream for the sashing
  • 2 x 2 1/2 inch strips cut along the whole width of the fabric in cream for the sashing and a bit more for the short sides of the grid

Assemble as per photo.

Quilt as per your choice.

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13 thoughts on “Wonky log cabin tutorial

  1. Hello Teresa, thank you for the Wonky Log Cabin Tutorial, I work better from these and photos. Thank you for the time put into this as it is much appreciated.

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  3. Thank you for this easy project. I have a ton of scraps and have already started on my own wonky quilt. Glad I stumbled upon your website. Keep the great ideas coming, they are much appreciated

  4. Thanks so much for the information. I can’t wait to start my quilt. I was thinking of using pinks and oranges.

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