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Thread: B&W log cabin opinions needed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pieces2 View Post
    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.
    I agree with this. Your solid black could be a narrow border or piping next to the binding, if you want to include it.

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    Think of your fabric as 3 colors light medium and dark .Do not mix them have one side dark and the other light and on another medium and the other dark or light. It will result in a block that is more pleasing to the eye and will allow you to have some blocks as center some middle and others on the edge 'with the depth of color flowing as you want it.
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    Terri BB: Looks good .. thanks for sharing and you will be hooked on quilting and stashing fabric for future quilts. Welcome to the club !LOL
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    It's looking great. Remember to keep the same prints in the same order.
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    The quilt will look great, looking forward to seeing the finished quilt. Now, more than ever, I'm sure that this year's family reunion quilt will be a black/white log cabin. Thanks for making me sure it's the quilt to make, as the log cabin quilt keeps calling to me. So, I think I'd better listen.

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    Keep going!

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    Thank you for asking about a b&w log cabin. I want to make one for my very picky daughter. I picked up a few tips here.

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    I think it will be beautiful. I love black and white quilts with a touch of red.

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    I think you need to eliminate the black strip as it will stand out too much in the overall pattern. If you look at the google page with log cabins examples, you'll see at least one where they use a solid color to finish every block. I think one has solid green ending all the blocks on one side. If you use the black like that, it could be very effective but in the middle of the block kind of fouls up the flow of dark to light.

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    Your blk and white log cabin blocks look terrific - they will make a gorgeous quilt. Hang in there!

    I also love your avatar - looks like an applique wall hanging. Did you create it or did you use a pattern? If it's from a pattern, I would love to know it's name. Thanks.

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    Keep Going!!! its going to be GREAT!! can't wait to see it finished Please do post it
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    In all honesty I don't care for the solid black strip. Otherwise I think it looks great and I would play around with each block to see diffrent designs together. Great blocks.
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    I made a black and white log cabin with some of the same fabrics! I made a king size with the barn raising pattern. Your quilt will look great!

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    You can't go wrong, looks great!
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    I think it will be AWESOME....hope to see the completed quilt!!
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    Take out the "mediums" which would be the giraffe and small floral on white fabrics and replace with lights. As for the solid black, keep it as the outer edge so it creates a secondary pattern (if you want one that draws the eye) or take it out. I've seen a solid used on both sides of the dark corner then the blocks put together with 4 dark corners in the middle to create a sort of star secondary pattern that is awesome. You can hardly go wrong with a log cabin pattern in my opinion. Your quilt will be beautiful. Keep it up!
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    I am quite fond of log cabin and B&W I really like your quilt and the choice of red is so nice too.
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    Thanks for posting this site with so many ways to put together log cabin pieces. I had no idea log cabins could look so different. The black and white with red sashing would be a great idea here.

    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    i love your blocks so far. just in case you are interested, here are some google images for different log cabin layouts https://www.google.com/search?q=imag...w=1017&bih=648

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    Another way to see how the quilt will look is to arrange you 4 blocks on the table. At on corner stand 2 mirrors at right angles to one another. Bob down so you can look straight into place where the mirrors meet and your brain will see a whole quilt. I use 2 square hand bag mirrors kept in the sewing room and is so quick and easy to do. I was shown this trick years ago when I was in the same position as you, new to patchwork and wandering whether to carry on with my blocks or use the material in another pattern. It gives you a good idea of what each placement would look like.
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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.
    I agree with Rebecca about the fabrics. You are doing a beautiful job. Sometimes I do test blocks also. The quilt I'm working on now I wanted a Delectable Mountain border and I used a dark black print with a white kona. My DH had me put it next to the center panel and the first words out of his mouth was the white was too glaring. I then redid the blocks with a light gray kona instead of the white and it was perfect. Sometimes it takes letting someone else look at it.

    Looking forward to seeing the quilt when it's finished.

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    Wow!! That is so contemporary looking, but with the tradional red center. I absolutely love it!!

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    I love black and white. Can't wait to see it with red in the border!!
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