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Old 03-16-2021, 08:28 AM
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Default Kansas Troubles Log Cabin

I just finished this last night - mostly Kansas Troubles in 1" strips. Had to add a few from different lines in the cream sections.

I bought a pattern years ago for a miniature called "Spinning Wheels," and I modeled this one on that pattern. I have had it in EQ since EQ6 - next month will be ten years, but I finally cut it and pieced it in the last couple of weeks.

I'm sending it off for longarming tomorrow, so it'll be a while before it's finished. I plan to put several borders on it and sprinkle the widest border with appliqued flowers and leaves.

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Old 03-16-2021, 08:30 AM
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That is pretty. Love the layout
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Old 03-16-2021, 08:34 AM
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I had one patch that stuck out like a sore thumb in half the blocks - I started the brown section with a fabric that should have gone with the tans.

I recolored that patch on all fifty blocks with Fabrico markers - the brown marker by itself turned out too red, so I used a layer of pine green first, to tone down the reddish look, then put espresso brown over the green. Some of them got several layers.

I used a really light touch, but you can be as bold with these markers as you want to.
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Super! Combines two of my favorites; reproduction fabrics and log cabin blocks. Hope your keeping that one :-)
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Thank you. Yes, it's the first quilt I've made for us. I ordered the fabric to make matching curtains and pillow cases, too.
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Lovely! And oh so clever, the other options were to leave it or remove it. I like your way!
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This is a beautiful Log Cabin layout. You did great with the colors too.
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Lovely top!
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Thank you all! And oksewglad, you are right! I was NOT going to unsew all those sore thumbs!

I really, really, really love this top. Just took it to the Pack and Ship - and now, I wait.

Nah..... no waiting around... I cut out the pieces for 15 cork business card holders and I think I'm going to start repairing my grandmother's poly knit quilt right after those are done. But I will do that on the machine, rather than hand-stitching, as my grandmother did. Can't wait to get that one completed - it's as pretty as the prettiest Easter basket I've ever seen.





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Love it, PP. What a beautiful log cabin.
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