Sliced Steps

Sliced Steps

When Whitehouse Steps Log Cabin blocks are cut apart at the same angles for each block, and the segments then recombined, a wonderful mélange of colors and shapes appears. The classic pattern morphs into an entirely new graphic with unpredictable shapes, highlights, even transparencies. Since this requires a minimum of 16 blocks, better yet 20 or 25, we’ll spend some time designing with paper patterns, and then start making blocks with fabrics for this 24" x 29" piece. This is a great way to use your stash of strips and scraps!


Up to 2 yards fabric. These can be fat quarters, scraps, and 1-1½” strips leftover from other projects. You'll use 1" strips in class. Be sure you have an assortment of colors, lights and darks, prints of various scale, solids, hand-dyes. A few funky bright prints are wonderful for this.
¾ yard fabric for borders
Paper scissors
Glue Stick

Usual sewing supplies, sewing machine and extension cord
Rotary cutter-ruler-mat if desired

Materials fee: $5, for color copies