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Thread: B&W log cabin opinions needed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Friendly Quilter View Post
    I think it is going to look Great, remember the log cabing does not look wright until you put it all togeather. There are 50 ways you can put the block togeather when they are done so keep on working on it you are doing great. In reference to the solid black, either put it in the same place on the block or delete it altogeather. The eye goes to the solid black and you do not see the whole block.
    I agree on the solid black. Take it out of the inner block. Check out some of the posted pics of log cabin quilts. There are so many ways to arrange them and to form patterns. It's going to be stunning!
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    do you think i should eliminate the black all together? if i keep it in, where do i put it in the same place on each block? the dark strip that is the 2nd one in? i really want this to turn out fabulous, and i agree with the black and white flowers as well being more dark. there are so many fabrics here to work with, i have 12, that i am ending up with way more 'dark' and not very much 'light'. like 4 light is all. so alot of repeats. is that okay or should i try and find another light? thank you all for your help on this one it is REALLY appreciated!
    Quote Originally Posted by faykilgore View Post
    I agree on the solid black. Take it out of the inner block. Check out some of the posted pics of log cabin quilts. There are so many ways to arrange them and to form patterns. It's going to be stunning!
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    Depending on number of blocks there are a lot of different patterns with log cabins. Yours will look great in any number of the!
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    It's been awhile since you posted this, but I hope you come back and see my note. When I saw "black and white" I almost didn't look because, even though log cabins are a favorite of mine, I don't "do" black and white... it lacks the color that turns me "on". Having said all that, the patterns you have used are fun, dynamic and make a wonderful block. CARRY ON!

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    Wonderful! Can't wait to see what you do with these, Terri!
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    I think they're very pretty, but the solid black is throwing me. Do you have a layout plan I mind that will make the solid black make sense?
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    Photocopy your blocks, shrinking the size by, say, 25%, and making enough of them so that you can do a mock layout using the paper blocks. This will be quick, easy, and give you some instant gratification that will keep you piecing these great blocks you've already started. You're doing a wonderful job!

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    I think they are great.

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    I love log cabins. Love yours except the solid black piece. I really think it needs to be a print. but if you like it , it is yours

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    I think it will be stunning! Keep up the good work.

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    Great job and thank you for sharing, the red makes it pop
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    I agree with Friendly Quilter- perhaps you might consider using the solid black as a narrow border or as the binding to tie the quilt together, especially since you do not have all of your blocks made yet. Looking great so far, Be sure to show a picture when finished. One way you can have an idea as to how several blocks look together is to use a mirror and this will reflect the blocks or use a camera. I always lay my quilt blocks out and take pics, then see where I need to make changes. Since I use my digital, I can view them right away and not have to wait for prints, or just viewing through a camera lens. My camera also helps to see how I had a pattern laid out in case I can't get it completed right away, I also use the small colored dots - many use on garage sale items and pin these to blocks for certin rows etc. just a few hints that work for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SusanMarie1956 View Post
    I think that will be great when finished!!! Love the red in the middle. :-)

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    Your block, fabrics, look great except the solid black. Stick with your prints. Solid fabrics stick out and draws your eye to it instead of letting your eye roam to the other fabrics.

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    Love this B&W log cabin I am into the blacks and whites together now and I am working on one for my granddaughter but not the LC pattern. Anxious to see the finished quilt.
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    Looks good, interested in seeing it finished..

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    they shoulod look fabulous

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    I think it will be beautiful. I love black white and red.

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    I LOVE LOVE Your blocks, they are really pretty, you are doing a great job, please post pictures when you are finished. B&W log cabin blocks are one of my favorites, on my to do list. HUGS
    Have a great day, grannyp70

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    Keep going as there are many ways to lay it out & you don't have enough tosee how it will look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Friendly Quilter View Post
    I think it is going to look Great, remember the log cabing does not look wright until you put it all togeather. There are 50 ways you can put the block togeather when they are done so keep on working on it you are doing great. In reference to the solid black, either put it in the same place on the block or delete it altogeather. The eye goes to the solid black and you do not see the whole block.
    I love black and white, and this quilt will be so cool looking when its done!! I always hope that when someone says " I need your opinion" that they actually do want it, so - I agree with the statement that your eye goes to the solid black. If you are going to use it, I'd put it on the last row. Also, the white cow fabric has a lot of black for the size of the strip. I think it will be fine in this graphic quilt, but you might want to keep scale of fabric in mind for the future . Can't wait to see it finished!

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    This is really lovely!!!! And is going to be really pretty when done. If you can print several copies of yoiur blocks in "gray scale" on the computer and put them together. This should show you if the solid black sticks out. Good luck and HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Just love your prints. I agree with all of the comments about the solid black, however. My eye goes right to it and it is kind of distracting. Maybe keep it as a tiny border around the entire quilt to set it off from the outside border (if you put an outside border on). But, in the end, it is your quilt and your choices. You're off to a super start!! Love your red center. Your quilt is going to be gorgeous

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    I agree with Rebecca S - the one fabric that bothered me the most was the white with the small black floral. It seems like it could go on either side and usually that means not to use it for a log cabin. You are doing a great job sewing - can't wait to see it finished!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebecca_S View Post
    I think you are doing good! When I look at your blocks and squint, a couple of the fabrics appear to be "mediums", the small floral print in particular. The log cabin block often has higher contrast between the light side and the dark side than what you have. Mediums can be used to good effect. If you want stronger contrast I would add some lighter whites and darker darks to the fabrics you are using but maybe you want low contrast logs.
    just what I was going to say......be care on the lite side...keep it lite...........

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