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Thread: Carrot Sticks Log Cabin- A quilt top

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    Carrot Sticks Log Cabin- A quilt top

    Here is my first log cabin quilt - the intention was to use up some stash! All those strips of various oranges remind me of peeling carrots! This quilt was inspired by a pattern in the book called Log Cabin in the Round designs, but of course it took an entirely different direction than the pattern.

    I searched high and low for a border from fabrics in my stash. I'm trying to not buy more fabric! Couldn't find anything, so found a great fabric online and ordered it. When it arrived, I loved the fabric but it looked awful with my quilt. It was too distracting. Discouraged, I rummaged through my stash once again (which is an exercise that can take hours), only to find this purple that was HIDING from me the first time around!
    The size is 81" x 65", so about a twin size. There are 48 12" blocks. half the blocks are pieced to have the orange on the left, the other half are pieced to have the orange on the right.
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    Love, love the colors!! Great job!

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    That is fabulous. It is so well pieced. I wish I could be so neat with my piecing. I would be one happy lassy. The colours are amazing and truly work well together. Brilliant, thanks for sharing.

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    This is too cute, I love it!

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    Gr8 colors, love the design
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    very cool!
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    Love it! Need to find that book.

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    Very nice!

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    Just beautiful, great job, thanks for sharing
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    I rarely "name" quilts - but you nailed this one. Looks good enough to eat! Your purple border is perfect. Think of it this way - you got to visit all kinds of treasures in your search, probably came up with lots of ideas for the next project, and got some exercise too! Love it.

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    Wow...I've never seen this type of log cabin. It's wonderful...and your piecing is beautiful! Great job.

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    Carrots with their green tops lying in a bowl of eggplants!
    Nice, nice!
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    I love it, it is amazing. Thinking out side the box.
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    oh, that's pretty!
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    Great job - I love it.

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    I adore this. The purple just sets the whole thing off, Orange is my favorite color,
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    Very nice how are you going to quilt it?
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    quite striking. good job
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    Love the colors,love the pattern.Great job.

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    I love the smaller strips. Wonderful job!
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    I love your carrot sticks!

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    Very pretty as I love these colors together especially in this pattern. Again what a beautiful quilt!! I do know what you mean about trying to find that perfect piece in your stash and them after the fact you find what was needed.

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    Beautifully done! Love the colors. Please share another picture when it's quilted.

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    Lovely!

    I'm trying to find the pattern and it looks like you start piecing the log in one direction, then flip it and go in the other direction?? And this is done a few times in the course of the block (whereas traditional log cabins continue in one direction around the block).

    I see

    center blocks
    left strip
    top strip
    left strip
    bottom strip
    right strip
    top strip
    left strip
    top strip
    left strip
    bottom strip

    and so on ..

    yes??

    Pretty neat result!!! Very pretty quilt and perfectly named!!
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    Wow, this is really awesome. I agree, looks like carrots
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