New from Lisa DeBord

Welcome Spring with Meadow the meadowlark. It is all about fabric placement. Meadow from Cut Loose Press™ combines courthouse steps log cabin blocks in a variety of colorways to create this stunning quilt. A few of the blocks are modified by adding triangles and even a prairie-point to enhance the design. The eye is created by starting with a half-square triangle for the center square. Simply genius!


Since each round of logs is trimmed before the next round is added, perfection is guaranteed.

Creative Grids 4in Log Cabin Trim Tool Quilt Ruler

We all have an angel in our life and maybe Gracie can be yours! It is all about fabric placement. Gracie combines two different sizes of courthouse steps log cabin blocks, 4 and 8-inch, both sizes created with the Creative Grids® Log Cabin Trim Tool Duo. But you may want the smaller size as well since it is easier to manipulate when trimming the smaller size.

Creative Grids 10in Log Cabin Trim Tool Duo

Tip: Eliminate the math by cutting the strips using the line down the center of any of the Creative Grids 2-1/2 inch wide rectangles. This white line is at the 1-1/4 inch mark, the width of the strips needed to make this block.

Warning – these are like putting together jigsaw puzzles. Once you make one, you won’t be able to stop! Check out all of Lisa DeBord’s patterns in this series to see the complete collection.

3 thoughts on “New from Lisa DeBord

  1. Pattern suggestion
    Love the finished product. Very time consuming but end effect is worth the time
    Would make pattern so much easier if you identified which cuts were curvy ruler and which were just regular trim ruler. I eventually saw that the curvy was the larger strips but would have been easier if you differentiated which was which so you could set them aside for the curvy ruler

  2. I am a seasoned quilter and have just finished a Cut Loose Pattern designed by you. It is City Stars and is distributed Thru Checker Distributors.

    Please revise the cutting instructions. Each of the cuts for 1 1/4” strips use only HALF of the strips. A LOT of Fabric is Wasted. I will be selling this pattern at my store because it is only sold in packages of 6, but will need to teach this as a class because of your cutting errors.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Kathy Edwards, owner of Quilts Plus, Kalamazoo, Michigan

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