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    I'm going to start a new quilt...yes even before I'm done with the two I need to finish. But I can't decide which I like better! I hate decisions. Whatever I choose it will be scrappy. So the two I have narrowed it down to is...a log cabin or bear paws and tracks. This one will be a king size for my bed so its not going to be one that is completed quickly. But I figure if I can do a block here and block there to give me a break from what I'm working on now that will be good. So which one should I pick?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ginnie6
    I'm going to start a new quilt...yes even before I'm done with the two I need to finish. But I can't decide which I like better! I hate decisions. Whatever I choose it will be scrappy. So the two I have narrowed it down to is...a log cabin or bear paws and tracks. This one will be a king size for my bed so its not going to be one that is completed quickly. But I figure if I can do a block here and block there to give me a break from what I'm working on now that will be good. So which one should I pick?
    Why not incorporate both patterns? I think the 2 would go together great. ;) example below
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    Are you a new quilter? I found making a log cabin was very discouraging for me. A whole mess of sewing "straight lines" and then when I turned it over, it didn't look straight at all.

    You might have better success than I did but the Bear paws and tracks sounds like a whole lot more fun to me.

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    I did some 6 1/2" (completed) bear paw blocks and surrounded them with log cabins. It's a couch throw for my brother for Christmas. SO.... why not do both? I call mine Bear in the Cabin. His last name is Bear and his house is "cabin-y" so it works. I will say that 1" finished bear paw toes are hateful little things. I'll use Thangles next time. The center square on my bear paws was 1/2" finished.

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    I hate trying to decide too.....thats why I have so many UFO's, LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marsye
    Quote Originally Posted by ginnie6
    I'm going to start a new quilt...yes even before I'm done with the two I need to finish. But I can't decide which I like better! I hate decisions. Whatever I choose it will be scrappy. So the two I have narrowed it down to is...a log cabin or bear paws and tracks. This one will be a king size for my bed so its not going to be one that is completed quickly. But I figure if I can do a block here and block there to give me a break from what I'm working on now that will be good. So which one should I pick?
    Why not incorporate both patterns? I think the 2 would go together great. ;) example below
    I think that marsye has the perfect solution!!!


    :thumbup: :) :thumbup:

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    King size is HUGE, I say use both blocks, if not, it could end up a UFO the same block over and over, sometimes too much of a good thing is too much.

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    Love Marsye's idea! I say go for it!

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    I think Marsye hit the nail on the head!!!! Go Girl!! :thumbup:

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    I'm with Marsye!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarrieAnne
    I hate trying to decide too.....thats why I have so many UFO's, LOL!
    Same here!

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    Maryse, do you mind if I save that pic? That one looks perfect!

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    I made a Queen-sized log cabin for my sister. Because she likes black and white (and I don't) I had to toss in a teal star. She still loves her quilt. The bear paw uses lots of HSTs - are you ready for all that trimming?

    Either pattern is great. Personally, I prefer the Bear Paw less scrappy - or scrap organized by each set of paws.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ginnie6
    Maryse, do you mind if I save that pic? That one looks perfect!
    Not at all!!!! I stole it from Google. :lol: :lol:

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    ahh hst's....I did a whole twin size quilt for ds using them to make pinwheels. So I think it'll be ok. I might be able to do the log cabin part scrappy and the bear paw less scrappy....I'll just have to play around and see. My goal will be to use what I have and not buy anything but batting and maybe backing.

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    Why not incorporate both patterns? I think the 2 would go together great. ;) example below[/quote]

    I think that marsye has the perfect solution!!!


    :thumbup: :) :thumbup:[/quote]

    I did not make this quilt, but a good example of combining log cabin and another block.
    I do have a king I made, "All bears need homes". bear paw and log cabin blocks. If you are interested I can take a picture.

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    If you're worried about having a UFO...make your blocks good size so you are making the teensy claws talked about in an earlier post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marsye

    Why not incorporate both patterns? I think the 2 would go together great. ;) example below
    Oh Marsye!!! I think that is just gorgeous!!!

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    I really like Marsye's idea, and I think it would be really easy for a beginner. I think your attitude of one block at a time is the correct attitude. A king takes a while to make, so just keep plugging away at it. You'll get there. Good luck.

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