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Thread: log cabin block using three colors?

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    log cabin block using three colors?

    Has anyone made a log cabin block with using just three colors, a dark, a light and then a color for the center.. Do you think it would look ok?

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    Of course! Better yet, make it of two colors -- maybe blue and purple with a red center, for instance.....but use multiple different blues and purples to give the many blocks lots of texture and interest.

    Here are a couple I made years ago, sort of like what I mean.

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    Log cabins lend themselves to many options, just google log cabin quilts and you will find tons of inspiration. It's one of my favorite patterns.
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    Jan, love your quilts, the first one looks like it has lace in it. so pretty
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    tallchick, I did one just like yours, same color ways.
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    These examples are so pretty, now I need to make a log cabin quilt!
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    I have a friend who made a black/white and red centers. It is gorgeous.

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    I think you could. I absolutely love Log Cabins and the ones pictured are gorgeous!!

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    I've seen them all in one color that was stitched in the ditch and it was lovely.
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    All of the above Log Cabin quilts are gorgeous. I haven't made any in a while, I need to put it on a list. No,no, that wouldn't work, I would just lose the list.
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    We made one in blue and yellow with green centers. Ours is here: https://www.quiltingboard.com/pictur...n-t179856.html

    Definitely make the one that speaks to you.

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    wow....these quilts are great...............

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    I think three colors would look great. But I would use varying shades of each color except the center.

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    This one is in 3 colors.
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    I made a black and white with a yellow center it was in a magazine maybe a couple of years ago. It was supposed to be a modern take on the log cabin.
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    I Luv LC!!!!! Ladies, your quilts are v e e r r r y pretty!!!!
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    I saw one with red center, with various shades of black and white. Really striking quilt.

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    You can make it with just three fabrics (not several shades of 2 colors). But, first make one block to see if you like it. I made a small one just using 2 colors (it was a very specific request). I made it in the 'curvy' styles and it was very striking. But, it was very different and you loose some of the log cabin look of it.

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    Once again the talent on this board amazes me! All of the quilts shown here are gorgeous.

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    I just finished my first modern LC in two colors. Just loved all the modern patterns in the book 'Cabin fever' by Natalia Bonner and Kathleen Whiting.

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    Wonderful quilts! I need to move a log cabin up on my bucket list.

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    I've made a log cabin for my youngest sister -- I don't think I posted it, but here it is:
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    Beautiful log cabins everyone!! Haven't made one yet, but it is on the list!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tallchick View Post
    Log cabins lend themselves to many options, just google log cabin quilts and you will find tons of inspiration. It's one of my favorite patterns.
    Oh my all your quilt are beautiful, thanks so much for your help..I know now how three color log cabin will look, just hope mine comes out as beautiful as yours..Thanks so much

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    Oh wow your yellow quilt is beautiful and your quilting is wonderful, did you quilt it on a long arm or your DSM, thanks so much for posting this..


    Quote Originally Posted by wesing View Post
    We made one in blue and yellow with green centers. Ours is here: https://www.quiltingboard.com/pictur...n-t179856.html

    Definitely make the one that speaks to you.

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