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    Need ideas for border - log cabin project

    I finished sewing the blocks together this morning, now am in a quandary about what to do for a border. Maybe you can give me some ideas? The black strips weren't planned. I had intended to use the same fabric as the other dark fabric, but I cut them too short (wasn't paying attention) so I substituted the black for the last strip. Makes it look rather interesting, I think. Am giving you a couple of views, one of the left side, the other in the center.

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    Is that yellow fabric a border?

    I think I would do a narrow band of red, then a wider border of black.
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    No, the fabric with yellow in it is part of the square. I tend to agree with you on the colors. it needs something other than black. Just hoping I have enough red to make some thin strips.
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    Can you add some pictures for us to see what it would look like with black
    with white or maybe the green

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnLady1 View Post
    Is that yellow fabric a border?

    I think I would do a narrow band of red, then a wider border of black.
    Me, too... or visa versa.
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    I am thinking a wide-ish band of black, then a narrow band of purple (or red or green) then bind in black or whatever colour you didn't use for the narrow strip (sorry if this doesn't make sense...bit of a long day).

    Anyway, can you show us what you decide....it looks lovely so far....

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    My choice would be a narrow band of red, followed by a wide band of a coordinating border or all over print. I have a couple of Jenny Beyer's fabrics that would work well and an almost paisley in red on black that I would use if it were mine.

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    When I made a log cabin I used all autumn colors and did 5 borders - one red, one brown, one flying geese (made from all the "log" fabrics on ivory) then one brown and one red. In the corners I used ivory blocks with appliqued cabins on them. Here is a photo of it.
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    Piano keys always go well with a log cabin. Yours is beautiful - I think the unplanned black adds interest.

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    I think I'm going to go with a cranberry (it matches a color in the flowers), then a border in black around the edge. Next up is deciding on a backing fabric.
    Last edited by labeelady; 09-06-2012 at 10:10 AM. Reason: correct text
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