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Thread: Log Cabin with a solid color

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    I recently made a log cabin out of jelly rolls and it was so quick and easy that I want to make one for ME (probably going to give the first one to a man-friend). I would actually like a light colored one for spring for my bedroom and I was thinking of the Nature's Chorus fabrics. I emailed Fat Quarter Shop and asked them which of their Bella Solids whites goes best with the background and they replied that the Sugar matches it.

    What do you think about a log cabin with the "dark" side being the pattern and the light side being the matching solid off-white?

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    Now that we know why sugar is a jolt to hyperactive children! LOL
    I think the blocks look fine. I didn't quite understand what your question was, but, it looked to me like you made the outside rounds be the solid color and then alternated the beginning squares ..
    Are you going to set the blocks in exactly the manner that you showed us on the page? Or are you going to move the darks to create lighning, or barndoor, furrow? Know what I mean?

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    I think it would look fabulous!

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    Pam--I think it would be really pretty that way and the Sugar side would leave a great "solid" space for some really pretty quilting.

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    Oamk,

    That's a picture of the fabric collection, not the log cabin blocks. Looks like it, doesn't it?

    All of those would be on the DARK side and the light side would be solid white.

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    I may be talking through my hat here, but white always pops forward. The more white, the more pop forward. strategically placed, the white would set up the colors, but if the white is a solid mass, the colors might just look jumbled ... the point about the white being an excellent place for quilting (or interesting appliqued flowers or objects) is very true ..
    Maybe I should just say white isn't my favorite light accent, but it always looks clean and crisp.
    I know that your excellent work will be beautiful, and we will all wish we had thought to do it just the way you finally decided to complete. :P

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    I'll try it out in a picture first (I usually do). I do want a crisp and clean look for spring and if I set the blocks in a star pattern it should stand out nicely.

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    Love the collection. Any way you do the log cabin will turn out beautiful. I like the spring colors. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

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    I think it'll look great!!

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    I think it will be awesome! The fabrics are lovely, and the white will keep it nice and light. There's no such thing as an ugly log cabin quilt (although I've come close!)

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    Here is a picture of a "Log Cabin" I made with a print and solid, I thought it turned out pretty nice.
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    Thanks for the picture, that is what I was thinking of. It's beautiful! The solid color on the light really makes the star stand out.

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    Hi pam,
    I like the idea a lot. It gives your eye some rest in between the color. It is nice to have that eq program to give you a hand. I am thinking if I keep quilting and doing my own designs, I will check into one for myself.

    Can you scan in the fabric and use it to design with? Or do you have to find it online?

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    Love the fabric Pam! How many jelly rolls do you think it will take to make a twin size quilt like you are planning? I never know how many to buy--2 or 3?

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    I think it will look great Pam! And I love those fabrics! I'm glad you're making something for YOU! :D

    K x

    PS I've looked at jelly rolls too for a log cabin but haven't got round to ordering any YET! :wink: I was talking to a lady at quilt group about it and she said she'd had to trim off the pinked edges to get her seam allowance. I wondered what you do about that?

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    The one I made recently used 2 jelly rolls plus 6 FQs of just the lights of that collection. I originally purchased 3 jelly rolls and I used a few of the third, mainly the lights, because there just wasn't enough of those.

    I think when I do it the next time, if I was going to use all patterned, I would get one jelly roll of all lights and one of all darks, and one mixed if possible.

    This is why I want to get two jelly rolls of the patterned and one of white. The Nature's Chorus has several fabrics have a lot of white background so it might be OK to mix them in with the all white. If it doesn't look right I'll get another all white (maybe just get it anyway since I can use leftovers with most anything).

    I didn't cut off the pinked edges. I measured and from tip to tip of the pinked edge is 2 1/2". Line the pinked edge up with the 1/4" foot. It didn't matter that much to me because I squared them all up anyway. It makes a large log cabin block with the 2 1/2" strips and it only took 36 of them for the quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roseville rose
    Love the fabric Pam! How many jelly rolls do you think it will take to make a twin size quilt like you are planning? I never know how many to buy--2 or 3?
    Get Burn's book on "Log Cabin Quilt in a day" if you are going to be using the 2 1/2 Jelly rolls. She has all the details about how much fabric to buy for just about any size quilt. And some nifty pointers on how to crank them out fast.

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    I used the technique I read at Big Horn Quilts. It went very fast and it could probably be done in a day. Just keep feeding them through with the strips.

    Most of these patterns use 2 1/2 strips.

    http://www.bighornquilts.com/inspira...ashbuster.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGarnet222
    Hi pam,
    I like the idea a lot. It gives your eye some rest in between the color. It is nice to have that eq program to give you a hand. I am thinking if I keep quilting and doing my own designs, I will check into one for myself.

    Can you scan in the fabric and use it to design with? Or do you have to find it online?
    I don't use a quilt program. I just use MS Paint and draw it. I get the actual fabric by having it on my screen from a web site showing it and doing a copy and paste.

    Probably very inefficient but I'm pretty quick at it now. :wink: I do want to try EQ6 sometime. I have EQ4 but I don't like using it. It is very non-intuitive to me and not because I am not comfortable with computers. I've worked on computers for 20 years, from ordering and setup PCs and laptops to large mainframe systems. I just don't like how EQ4 works and navigates.

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    Only having 2 clors makes the star pop!! love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pittsburgpam
    I used the technique I read at Big Horn Quilts. It went very fast and it could probably be done in a day. Just keep feeding them through with the strips.

    Most of these patterns use 2 1/2 strips.

    http://www.bighornquilts.com/inspira...ashbuster.html
    Yep, that's the technique. She even references Burn's book at the bottom. It ain't a quilt in a day, but I did finish one in three days on a unknown sewing machine. Would have been faster in my studio.

    I plan on doing a Log cabin one of these days in only two colors.

    tim in san jose

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    I was talking to a lady at quilt group about it and she said she'd had to trim off the pinked edges to get her seam allowance. I wondered what you do about that?
    You do not have to trim the pinked edges and as noted .. from point to point the jelly roll is 2 1/2" across ... do as adviced, line the tips with quarter inch mark and sew as usual.
    The reason you do not have to trim off the pinked edges is because the pinked edges accomplish what allowing a quarter inch seam allowance does ... which is to have enough fabric beyond the stitching line so that the fabric won't rip out easily ... at one time, all clothing had pinked seams. The cotton will only "unravel" so far, and then stop .. it is a pretty cool principle and hard to get used to, but rest assured - - count the pinked edges as your fabric and your seam allowance is stable enough to make a quality product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alabama-Quilter
    Here is a picture of a "Log Cabin" I made with a print and solid, I thought it turned out pretty nice.
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    Beautiful. I love the quilt. If this is what you are talking about it will be wonderful,

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    Thanks for the advice on the pinking - I thought it was a little bit strange if they had to be trimmed!

    K x

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Thanks for the advice on the pinking - I thought it was a little bit strange if they had to be trimmed!

    K x
    For sure! It took me a long time to trust those experienced seamers until I went to work at a clothing factory ... oh! The things I learned - - understanding how fabric is woven, put together, and responds to well-placed stitching was part of it. It was because of my work at the factory that I could see the practicality of Elenor Burns' quilting programs and got into quilting.

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