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Thread: Wrong size strips

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corky View Post
    Neanie, I absolutely fell in love with your quilt the minute I saw it. I cannot keep from looking at it. What is your secret? I noticed the B/W border really sets it off, but you also used a colonial mix of blues and golds and reds? Did you stay in one line of fabrics or use scraps?
    The outer border was my addition; the original pattern didn't use one. As for the blocks, I used scraps, mostly Civil War reproduction fabrics on the dark side and scraps from my considerable stash of neutrals. I pick up interesting neutrals every time I stop in a fabric shop - love them! Thanks for your kind words.

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    Every one I have is made is 1 1/2" strips, I would probably go a bit bigger for a kids quilt...........

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    My last finished quilt was log cabin barn raising.use what you have cut and you will be find.This pattern is so pretty. Good luck!

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    I think it will be wonderful!

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    It looks great to me. The smaller strips look so much more vintage and you get so much more contrast. I think you will be very happy with it! Please be sure to show us when you finish.

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    Go with it the way you already cut it. My first quilt, wall hanging had a block made from 4 log cabin squares made with 11/2 inch strips. Consider it serendipity.

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    You know, you can also make one side with the 1 1/2 inch strips and the other side with2 1/2 to 3 inch strips and you will have a curved log cabin. Those are gorgeous. Check out quilty website with Marianne Fons. She tells you how to do it and it is gorgeous.

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    A group of us made a King size log cabin for our retiring Elementary School Principal with 1-1/4" for 3/4" finshed strips. It came out beautifully. Go for it - you'll be happy with the results.
    Shannon

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    I made a log cabin with 1" finished and it looked great.

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    I like the look of 1-1/2" strips. Love log cabin and ready to make another one very soon. Good luclk.
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    The wider the strips, the less appeal the finished quilt would have. Mary Ellen Hopkins (teacher & former shop owner) prefers 1 1/4 strips. I did one and the previously sewn seam got in my way. The 1 1/2 are perfect. She also said if you use wider strips you need to go across the street to look back at it to get the effect. ha

    Lu in TN

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    Hi Pat, if all the strips are the same size, your blocks will just come out smaller. I would go ahead and use the ones you have already cut. You will be the only one who will know that the strips are a different size than the pattern.

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    I make my log cabin quilts with 1 1/2" strips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neanie View Post
    This is a log cabin I made with 1 1/2 inch strips. It's from Judy Martin's log cabin book. I love the look of this quilt.
    Ooooh, that is so pretty. Thanks for sharing.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    This is one of mine with 1 and 1/4" strips!
    I've always felt that the more logs the block has, the better it looks when finished.

    Jan in VA
    Jan, that is gorgeous!!!!
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Thanks for sharing the log cabin quilt pics, they were enjoyed. Look forward to pics of your finished quilt. I also prefer the pattern definition provided by the narrower strips.
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    I also use 1 1/2 in strips for log cabins.

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    I love your block! Your 1 1/2" strips look great!

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    Hi To all again. I have several blocks made for the scrapy Log Cabin in the Barn Raising setting. I am glad I listened to you all and use the 1.5" strips that I had cut. After I layed the blockes out on the floor I still wasnt that happy. I took a picture and looking at it on the screen and it made me feel much better. They are not trimmed or squared up but U can see what it might look like when its finished.Thank you all again for the advice and suggestions. I wont post anymore pictures until its done... maybe a year or two LOL
    Happy quilting.
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