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Thread: Has anyone ever made a whole quilt as a log cabin?

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    Has anyone ever made a whole quilt as a log cabin? I love the log cabin pattern though I've made only one and didn't know about chaining to construct it. Oh well...next time. But my question is whether any of you has ever made a log cabin quilt that started with the center square and just continued adding strips until the whole quilt was made. If so, is there anything I should know before I embark on such a project? If not, what do you think? Can it be done?

    I fell yesterday and broke my leg so I'm laid up on the sofa in a boot with a walker at my side!@#$% so I may just have too much thinking time on my hands.

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    Go for it. Sounds like you now have some time. Sorry about the break!!!!

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    Yes, many patterns are constructed this way. There are so many variations, depending on the layout.

    Google: quilt+logcabin+images and you will see hundreds of different layouts :D:D:D

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    These are fun. Here is one a board member here made.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-65254-1.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by lue
    Has anyone ever made a whole quilt as a log cabin? I love the log cabin pattern though I've made only one and didn't know about chaining to construct it. Oh well...next time. But my question is whether any of you has ever made a log cabin quilt that started with the center square and just continued adding strips until the whole quilt was made. If so, is there anything I should know before I embark on such a project? If not, what do you think? Can it be done?
    Depending on how big you want it, you'd be working with some very long, skinny strips. Your end result would be a huge square. Is that what you mean? One big square?

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    If you mean making a quilt as one huge log cabin square, it could be done, but I think you'd need to keep squaring it up if you weren't going to pre measure the length before adding the next strip.

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    I've never done one that way, but it sounds doalable...I'm may play in my EQ program to see how it work.

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    Sorry about your leg. I do hope you were climbing trees to bird watch when this happened!

    You would end up with one big block. Sounds interesting. go as far as you can and if it gets to big to handle, Start another block. I really think one big LC would be difficult to manover after it gets to a certain size.

    How big do you want it to be?

    Maybe try 4 big blocks and sew them togeher for a larger quilt! Hope this helps your thought process!
    peace :D

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    Hope you mend quickly. Just like ube quilting said, you'd be working with some long pieces. Since most quilting cottons comes in 42-45" lengths, you'd have to piece anything longer or precut from the length. Sounds a bit tedious to me.

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    sure it can be done. would you do a dark half and a light half. can't wait to see what you decide,.

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