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Thread: My log cabin needs your help . . .

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    I am making this log cabin for my DD's 30th birthday. Once I lined up the blocks, I noticed something is not right. I don't like that 2 sides have the dark brown (looks black) on the outside and 2 sides have the cream. Am I supposed to put a border around the whole quilt with a completely different fabric? or put another row of dark brown around the cream and then a border? maybe rearrange the blocks? H-E-L-P ...
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    I would put a border around the whole thing

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    I would put a dark brown border on the 2 sides that have only the white then border the whole quilt with another fabric. Looking good!!

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    Put the dark brown sashing around the 2 cream colored edges and then border the entire quilt. Possibly a thin cream border and then a dark brown border. It's very classic and lovely!

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    What if you change the sashing to a different color besides black. I think the black make the second brown stand out to much. It is just a thought, not a recommendation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seaside quilter
    I am making this log cabin for my DD's 30th birthday. Once I lined up the blocks, I noticed something is not right. I don't like that 2 sides have the dark brown (looks black) on the outside and 2 sides have the cream. Am I supposed to put a border around the whole quilt with a completely different fabric? or put another row of dark brown around the cream and then a border? maybe rearrange the blocks? H-E-L-P ...
    What about a border around the whole quilt of your center color to give it some pop and tie it all together? Also, if you want, you could try reversing half of your blocks so that you have a wide strip of cream in the center and you have the dark brown showing all around the quilt...just some ideas...play with it! Log cabin blocks are so fun to play with!

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    Do a search on here for log cabin quilts and consider another setting for your blocks. You can find a way to separate those dark browns and come up with an entirely different look.

    look here: http://www.quiltingboard.com/user_page.jsp?upnum=2203

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulswalia
    Do a search on here for log cabin quilts and consider another setting for your blocks. You can find a way to separate those dark browns and come up with an entirely different look.

    look here: http://www.quiltingboard.com/user_page.jsp?upnum=2203
    this is a great link for log layouts. what talented quilters we have here!

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    I agree with those who have said to add the dark brown to the remaining two sides and then add another border. In fact, I'd like two borders - the first would be the cream colored fabric in about the same width as the dark brown, and the outer border would be the brown paisley (I think it's paisley) fabric. I'd then bind it in the dark brown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    I would put a dark brown border on the 2 sides that have only the white then border the whole quilt with another fabric. Looking good!!
    Me too. :) Very pretty quilt, there!

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