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Thread: log cabin quilt colors

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    Junior Member luey0202's Avatar
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    I would like to make a quilt, well I'm going to MAKE a quilt for my future SIL and want to do red/black and whites....what do you all think if I did a log cabin (one side blacks, other side reds and then border each square in white)???? or should I do black on side, white the other side and border each in red?? what do you all think????? I'm thinking it would be quite pretty

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    I like white one side, black the other side with red as the center square:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    I like white one side, black the other side with red as the center square:)
    I like that idea too. It would be very striking. The red would add a pop of color. You could add a small red outer border or use it for binding to get more red in the quilt.

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    would that give me enough red, do you think?? being his favorite colors are those three??? and it is for a man.... gesh just don't know but that would be very striking

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    I like white one side, black the other side with red as the center square:)
    me too! There's been some pretty ones on here. Also you can do a Google search for images and come up with more inspiration!

    Here's a link to Google images...nice ones!

    http://www.google.com/search?q=black...ls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi&biw=994&bih=214#um=1&hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US%3Aofficial&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=black+white+log+cabin+quilt&pbx=1&oq=black+white+log+cabin+quilt&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=882l1873l0l2113l6l6l0l5l0l0l105l105l0.1l1l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=dc85f54ecd896042&biw=994&bih=214

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    I like white one side, black the other side with red as the center square:)
    I vote for this as well. Then play with the blocks - there's like, 101 patterns you can do with these - and decide if you want them bordered or not. If you did border each block, I think the red border would look sassy with the red center.

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    true and that would give me my more reds..... great ideals :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    I like white one side, black the other side with red as the center square:)
    I like this suggestion, then you can put a large red border on to help bring out the red centers :D:D:D

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    Without playing too much with the blocks, here's what your original idea might look like (I also did cornerstones in red). I think it's striking.
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    nice, ty

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster
    Without playing too much with the blocks, here's what your original idea might look like (I also did cornerstones in red). I think it's striking.
    Yes, very striking! I like it. I'd like it scrappy with a bunch of different reds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    I like white one side, black the other side with red as the center square:)
    I like this idea as well.

    I'm currently working on one that is 3 fabrics only. Reddish gold center; gold with dark flecks on one side and black w/gold on the other side. It's quite striking. For a friends son who will be graduating from HS next year and black/gold are the school colors. The backing is black/gold as well. Not sure yet what I'll do for a border, if any. And it will be a barn raising setting. Still 28 complete blocks to go and finishing a few more. And I haven't had any time to work on it for the last couple of weeks.

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    what is a "barn raising" setting?? how they are arranged??

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    Quote Originally Posted by luey0202
    I would like to make a quilt, well I'm going to MAKE a quilt for my future SIL and want to do red/black and whites....what do you all think if I did a log cabin (one side blacks, other side reds and then border each square in white)???? or should I do black on side, white the other side and border each in red?? what do you all think????? I'm thinking it would be quite pretty
    Black on one side, whites on the other, and red chimneys, would be gorgeous.

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    My vote is for black on one side, white on the other, and red center square. I thing that would be vry pretty. You could use red for the borders to use more red in the quilt.
    Sue

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    red chimmenys?? is that the square in the middle? ty

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