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Thread: B&W log cabin opinions needed!

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    B&W log cabin opinions needed!

    okay! i have made a total of FOUR 6 inch log cabin blocks in my entire vast 22 months of sewing history. would ya'll please tell me what you think of this? what's it going to look like when like 56 blocks of this are all together? they are 12.5 in blocks right now. i could use a 'trained eye' to see past the end of my nose here! thank you much!
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    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.
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    I think they will be stunning! You will have great fun trying to decide on a setting for these blocks - I hope you will post photos when done!
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    To be honest, I really like your squares and the fabrics. I think your doing a good job and your quilt will beautiful when done. Hope you'll post a picture after it's done. You can't receive TOO many pats on the back. Don't give up, we're all here to help encourage you on your journey.

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    I am working on my 2nd B&W log cabin and I love them. The first one I arranged into a 4 point star. My son loved it and took it home. The one I'm doing now, I arranged into the Broken Star pattern. Both are so pretty. I don't know how to post pic's, but I know yours will be great. Your squares look so much like mine.

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    I think you blocks are wonderful!!! still planning a black and white one day.
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    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.

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    Great job! You are going to have one beautiful quilt!

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    I think that will be great when finished!!! Love the red in the middle. :-)

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    I think it looks great and you are doing an awesome job! Can't wait to see the finished project (on my bed) heheheh!
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    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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    Keep going, it's gonna be gorgeous!!
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    Love your fabric choices. Can't wait to see which way you decide to lay them out. There are so many choices.
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    I think you're on the right track, but I agree that the fabric with the small black flowers belongs more in the dark pile than in the lights. It looks like one of the strips in the second block is dark where it should be light (the giraffe pattern). Amazingly, it still looks great. Log cabin can be a very forgiving pattern, and your fabrics are lovely. I actually like the black mixed in. I think it makes for a more dramatic quilt. Keep going and you will have a stunning quilt.

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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.
    my toughts as well, regarding the solid black.

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    There was a black and white and red log cabin posted not too long ago that will show more squares together. It had a red sashing. I think yours will be great as others do!

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    Really great work!

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    You go girl!!! It looks really good, don't sell yourself short. Maybe with your border you could use something like the black and red and make it pop!! I would also quilt it with a red thread

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    It's going to be great! I like the red you've picked as your center.
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    I think that it looks really nice so far! It is going to look great once completed. Can't wait to see the finished quilt. I am looking forward to seeing what the finished quilt will look like. Thank you for sharing and best wishes.
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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 this and also the post about the black solid drawing the eye. I think you are on your way to a truly gorgeous quilt. I love your red fabric. Have fun!
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    You seem to have the concept down cold. Good for you.

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    think it's great, keep going

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