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Thread: Calling all log cabin lovers... do you see any reason this won't work?

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    When I constructed the watercolor floral log cabin, I kept wishing the block ended with a floral, rather than a light. So I drew it out, made four to play with (when one doesn't have EQ6 one must use graph paper and crayons :lol: ), and am thinking it ought to work. There are 15 pieces vs. 17. I measured it at every square along the way--and it's fine.

    But will I like it as much?

    Your thoughts?

    The original.
    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...m/IMG_2217.jpg[/img]

    My idea.
    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...m/IMG_2216.jpg[/img]

    My idea colored.
    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...m/IMG_2218.jpg[/img]

    Comparing designs.
    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...m/IMG_2215.jpg[/img]

    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...m/IMG_2219.jpg[/img]

    Do you think it'll make a big difference in the end?

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    i think it looks great - i think i prefer this way actually

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    I always thought that a log cabin block should only have 1 small square block, not 2. I like your idea for the blocks better.

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    I really like your idea- and setting it on graph paper- I'm visual too!

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    I really like the second way much better.

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    Hey--thanks! I knew you'd all give me good replies... like the one center square observation. I never thought of that. I had to cut one light strip at 1.5" for the original... the rest are 1" cuts. Mine seems more traditional I guess. And since no measurements have changed I can use all that's leftover from the last one (or I wouldn't change!).

    I think I'll like the next floral log cabin better than the first one! :D

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    I'm a graph paper person, too.

    I (sometimes) get inspired on how to put it together when I'm drawing things.

    Don't know why it wouldn't work.

    Does it matter if the first piece added to the square is a neutral or a floral?


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    Does it matter if the first piece added to the square is a neutral or a floral?
    I think it has to be a light--skinny strip. :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by barnbum
    Does it matter if the first piece added to the square is a neutral or a floral?
    I think it has to be a light--skinny strip. :wink:
    Why?

    (As a teacher, do you like the "why" asking students - or do you sometimes wish they'd just sit and hush?"

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    I like the second way better.

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    Well--if you want the florals to be the skinny side--you can do it that way. :wink:

    I don't mind why questions...unless it's from my kids. :lol:

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    By ending with the dark row you'll be making a whole new design and what's not to love about that? As long as you've got your beautiful fabrics, your wonderful technique, you'll end up with a tremendously glorious quilt!
    Oh, man! It's getting quite sticky in here, isn't it? But it's all meant very sincerely!
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    Dang - now if I wanna know what will happen with starting with a dark strip I gotta go try it myself.

    Your floral log cabin quilt is awesome.

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    If I am seeing this correctly, the big difference is that you are STARTING with a floral square in the middle and the using the narrrow lights and then the regular florals. Did I get it right? I will have to try this myself. I don't have any of the drawing programs either! :?

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    I don't get what the difference is -- too much a beginner still.

    I just wanted to let you know that you can do this in Windows Paint. Just hit Print Screen and paste this into Paint. Select just the block, select File --> New, paste just the block into that.

    You can use the line tool to change the lines. Use the eraser as needed. (There's also an Edit __> Undo option.) To color in sections, select the color from the palette in lower left and use the paint bucket to apply it.

    Once you have the block the way you want it, just copy/paste all over the screen to make the quilt look. Use the Image menu's Flip/Rotate to turn it.

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    I kind of like it the second way too, I think the flowers might even show more, but of course no way to tell until a bunch of blocks are together.

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    Well I think it is very pretty either way!

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    I'm one of those ppl, that are so 'visual', I can't wrap my brain around other ppl's stuff too easily...gotta do it myself. sooo, I'm saying, this is exciting, bc I can't wait to see what you come up with, and no work for me...sounds like a win-win to me :mrgreen: !

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    The main difference I see is that more of the quilt will be made of the darker fabrics. If I counted right, the old style had about 16.5 square inches of light and the new one has only 14. The block altogether has 49 square inches, so it was more dark than light already. That is neither good nor bad, just an observation, something to think about. I put your new design in EQ6 and made a simple quilt design (just 6 blocks square) so you can see the amount of dark vs. light more clearly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbm
    I really like your idea- and setting it on graph paper- I'm visual too!
    ditto Barb.

    I use graph paper too Karla.

    Kyia

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    I think it would work just fine. Your graph paper drawings next to the actual blocks also allows us to see what you are talking about.

    In the end, it is quilters choice. I say, go for it.

    Joey

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    That was so nice of you to do that dunster. Now we can see even better a whole quilt version.

    Very cool. Thanks

    Joey
    Quote Originally Posted by dunster
    The main difference I see is that more of the quilt will be made of the darker fabrics. If I counted right, the old style had about 16.5 square inches of light and the new one has only 14. The block altogether has 49 square inches, so it was more dark than light already. That is neither good nor bad, just an observation, something to think about. I put your new design in EQ6 and made a simple quilt design (just 6 blocks square) so you can see the amount of dark vs. light more clearly.

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    I could be wrong but I think that you're starting with the floral square, and sewing a light to it, as in your pattern, but then you're sewing a floral as your third piece, whereas in the design its another light. Maybe thats making the difference?

    I think they're all the same direction though. When I did the lack and white block swap on here recently I did a log cabin design, and made 11 identical, and 1 with went the opposite direction (clockwise instead of anticlockwise). Luckily since it was for a swap it didnt matter.

    They look great either way though. I'm hoping to do a log cabin soon - all the ones I see on here are fantastic and inspiring.

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    Love it.

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    I'm going to be totally no help...I like them all!

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