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Thread: Calling all log cabin lovers... do you see any reason this won't work?

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    When I constructed the watercolor floral log cabin, I kept wishing the block ended with a floral, rather than a light. So I drew it out, made four to play with (when one doesn't have EQ6 one must use graph paper and crayons :lol: ), and am thinking it ought to work. There are 15 pieces vs. 17. I measured it at every square along the way--and it's fine.

    But will I like it as much?

    Your thoughts?

    The original.
    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...m/IMG_2217.jpg[/img]

    My idea.
    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...m/IMG_2216.jpg[/img]

    My idea colored.
    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...m/IMG_2218.jpg[/img]

    Comparing designs.
    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...m/IMG_2215.jpg[/img]

    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...m/IMG_2219.jpg[/img]

    Do you think it'll make a big difference in the end?

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    i think it looks great - i think i prefer this way actually

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    I always thought that a log cabin block should only have 1 small square block, not 2. I like your idea for the blocks better.

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    I really like your idea- and setting it on graph paper- I'm visual too!

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    I really like the second way much better.

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    Hey--thanks! I knew you'd all give me good replies... like the one center square observation. I never thought of that. I had to cut one light strip at 1.5" for the original... the rest are 1" cuts. Mine seems more traditional I guess. And since no measurements have changed I can use all that's leftover from the last one (or I wouldn't change!).

    I think I'll like the next floral log cabin better than the first one! :D

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    I'm a graph paper person, too.

    I (sometimes) get inspired on how to put it together when I'm drawing things.

    Don't know why it wouldn't work.

    Does it matter if the first piece added to the square is a neutral or a floral?


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    Does it matter if the first piece added to the square is a neutral or a floral?
    I think it has to be a light--skinny strip. :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by barnbum
    Does it matter if the first piece added to the square is a neutral or a floral?
    I think it has to be a light--skinny strip. :wink:
    Why?

    (As a teacher, do you like the "why" asking students - or do you sometimes wish they'd just sit and hush?"

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    I like the second way better.

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