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Thread: Christmas Log Cabin Star

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    I have totally reworked the first pattern that I did of the star log cabin. I will give some instruction here and show the first block. This is a fairly large block. It has six dark strips and five light strips, just like the Amish one.

    First, cut a strip of paper 11 1/2 inches wide. cut one side at a 45 degree angle. Turn the strip and measure from the point of the just cut angle, 19 1/2 inches and cut the other 45 d angle.

    Now rule your lines on the pattern. Rule lines for the dark fabric, 3/4 ins and the lines for the light side at 1/2. Number the lines, starting with the wider strips...1, 2, etc. Rule 6 dark lines on each side, and 5 light lines on the opposite side. You should end up with a nice size diamond for the middle.

    I made the pattern on freezer paper and use that for my PP and will use it for all the blocks. You may have to go over the lines and erase some short ones because you will be counting the lines, starting from the center and that might change some of the lines where they intersect. Just remember to start with the dark, wider strips first.

    When ready to sew the strips on, cut the dark strip at 1 1/4 ins. and the light at 1 inch. That will give you a 1/4 ins seam allowance on each side.

    I choose a pretty christmas red print for the center diamond and just random dark and light christmas fabric. I am using what I have.



    I do this pattern on freezer paper

    Don't forget to check the other christmas tree skirt that I post here ..

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-79510-1.htm

    the pattern all layed out and numbered and molly watching
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    wider strips
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    center with the first four strips
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    completed diamond
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    Oh this is so pretty

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    I love it!! Rosy you make such beautiful quilts!!

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    I seen this done on Fons and Porter's Love of quilting just this morning. Like your block alot,nice job.

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    WOW! You are so talented & creative. Thanks for sharing with us.

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    Love your work. It's Beautiful.

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    Beautiful!!I love it!

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    Beautiful, thank you for sharing! :D

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    you are talented, beautiful..

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    Gorgeous!!Can't wait to see it finished.

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    I'm having a problem seeing the numbered sequence.Do you have a close up pic? Thanks for sharing this.I know a tree skirt will be beautiful, using your pattern.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rosyhf
    I have totally reworked the first pattern that I did of the star log cabin. I will give some instruction here and show the first block. This is a fairly large block. It has six dark strips and five light strips, just like the Amish one.

    First, cut a strip of paper 11 1/2 inches wide. cut one side at a 45 degree angle. Turn the strip and measure from the point of the just cut angle, 19 1/2 inches and cut the other 45 d angle.

    Now rule your lines on the pattern. Rule lines for the dark fabric, 3/4 ins and the lines for the light side at 1/2. Number the lines, starting with the wider strips...1, 2, etc. Rule 6 dark lines on each side, and 5 light lines on the opposite side. You should end up with a nice size diamond for the middle.

    I made the pattern on freezer paper and use that for my PP and will use it for all the blocks. You may have to go over the lines and erase some short ones because you will be counting the lines, starting from the center and that might change some of the lines where they intersect. Just remember to start with the dark, wider strips first.

    When ready to sew the strips on, cut the dark strip at 1 1/4 ins. and the light at 1 inch. That will give you a 1/4 ins seam allowance on each side.

    I choose a pretty christmas red print for the center diamond and just random dark and light christmas fabric. I am using what I have.



    I do this pattern on freezer paper

    Don't forget to check the other christmas tree skirt that I post here ..

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-79510-1.htm

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    Thanks, Rosie. Hope you will give us some direction on joining these later. Have admired the ones I have seen here on the board.
    BTW, I'm in Mt. Dora. Sure is cold today!!!!

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    Love your log cabin. Thanks for sharing.

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    Beautiful! I love log cabin. One of my favourite patterns.

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    It is beautiful :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjustice63
    Thanks, Rosie. Hope you will give us some direction on joining these later. Have admired the ones I have seen here on the board.
    BTW, I'm in Mt. Dora. Sure is cold today!!!!
    Yes I will show the progress as I go along and how to join them. I have not been able to do a lot of sewing as I have company right now and I love to spend time with them.

    It is cold lol..but it's a nice change and I really like the cold anyway. I bet Mt Dora is colder. I live in Longwood.

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    Oh! I really can't wait to see this one done!

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    [quote=plainpat]I'm having a problem seeing the numbered sequence.Do you have a close up pic? Thanks for sharing this.I know a tree skirt will be beautiful, using your pattern.

    [quote=Rosyhf]

    I will post more pics starting Monday lol. The numbering is the same as a log cabin, turn the block clockwise. This block starts with the wider strips. So they start with 1 turn clockwise and do the other strip 2 Number, turn and do 3 which is a narrow strip, turn and do 4, the other narrow strip. The next strip will be 5 and so on, just keep numbering them on you pattern.

    I am doing scrappy but keeping the the pairs of strips the same fabric. For instance: strip one and two are dark out of the same fabric. Strip 3 amd 4 are light, out of the same fabric and I change for every pair.

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    Thanks so much.My hands are itching to draw this block, but we also have company.Our DD & family, from Fl...spending 10 days & leaving tomor.This has been my real Christmas.Just having both girls(her sis & her family) also spent 4 days with us is a great gift.
    It's 5:40 am...my puter time is a few mins before daylight.My sewing room is now the luggage/etc room, can't even see sewing machine :-)Thanks again & will look for the pics Monday.

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    Thank you!! :D:D:D

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    Hey, Who's in Mt. Dora, I lived there for 8 years

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    Quote Originally Posted by plainpat
    Thanks so much.My hands are itching to draw this block, but we also have company.Our DD & family, from Fl...spending 10 days & leaving tomor.This has been my real Christmas.Just having both girls(her sis & her family) also spent 4 days with us is a great gift.
    It's 5:40 am...my puter time is a few mins before daylight.My sewing room is now the luggage/etc room, can't even see sewing machine :-)Thanks again & will look for the pics Monday.

    Same thing going on here. My company leaves tomorrow and It will be strange without them lol....

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    I will start a tutorial maybe tomorrow on piecing the entire block on the freezer paper, for those who have never done it stay tuned.

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    I'm tuned in & standing by! :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by Rosyhf
    I will start a tutorial maybe tomorrow on piecing the entire block on the freezer paper, for those who have never done it stay tuned.

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    This block is in EQ7.
    Sorry - I responded to wrong msg.

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