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Thread: Help with fun logcabin

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    Junior Member trugger's Avatar
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    I'm new to the forum!

    I'm working on a fun log cabin - all solid colors. Each block looks more like a bullseye than the traditional log cabin.

    This will be my first solo hand quilting (have done some with my grams).

    I think I want to do the baptist fan, but can not find online a template with wider arcs.

    Can anyone point me in the right direction of such a product?

    Or better, instructions on how to make EVENLY spaced wide arcs?

    (I'm guessing a compass?)

    I've attached a photo of the first 12 blocks... I still have a lot of blocks to make!

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    You can take a square piece of paper the size of your finished block and fold it similar to the way you used to make snowflakes when you were little. More folds = smaller fan blades. Be sure to add seam allowance when you make your template.

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    Welcome from NE CA. Glad you joined us. I can't help you with your request though.

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    Welcome from St. Louis! :lol:
    I didn't see your photo. :(

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    Hi! Thank you for the warm welcome.
    I hope that this photo attachment works!
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    Hi and Welcome from southern Indiana!!

    Really can't help you with the quilting but I like the blocks :!:

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    Hi and Welcome from Northern Indiana ! Can't help you with the hand quilting, but wanted to let you know I like the quilt !
    Sharon

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    Thanks everyone... I think I'm going to enjoy this forum....

    The 12 blocks shown are only 3 of the six colors I've chosen... I still have to make the tan/brown blocks.

    Someone in another form was able to help with this idea that I thought I'd share:

    i don't have a template or a stencil. i use the fan or cross hatch when i hand quilt. my granny taught me to tie a string around my marking pencil (i haven't bought one yet, but they now have one in the quilt shops that does a very nice fine line and they sell several different colored marking leads. you probably could just buy the leads and use an old mechanical pencil.)

    anyhoo, you tie the string around the pencil, then tie knots in the string every 2 or 2.5 inches starting from the pencil point for how every many arcs you want. you then take the first knot, put a pin through the knot and put it at the corner of the square, hold the pin securely, stretch the string taut, and draw off your arc. do that for each successive knot and you will have your fan.

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    I'm not any good with this pattern but i soooo love your colors :)

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    Thanks, everyone.

    This morning, in our snowy blizzard, I finished the rest of the cabins!

    Here's a few options for layout that I'm playing with.
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