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Thread: Off Center Log cabins

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    I'm starting this table runner this week. I am using fall colors and using the off center log cabin block. I seem to like the log cabins. This is my 3rd real project. My last was that Harley Wall Hanging.

    I am learning to paper piece on this one. It will be 3 full "circles" with each end being rounded off by cutting off the creams/whites.

    At least that is what I see in my head....

    Anyone else done a quilt in this pattern? Can you post pix on here so I can see some?

    Thanks,
    Tracy

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    Those are very pretty!!!

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    Lookin' Good!! Love your colors!

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    Here is one my quilt shop instructor was part of....it raised $4000 in raffle ticket sales!!!

    This is the one I saw that got me started.

    Made by the Carolina Pine Quilters in Aiken SC.
    Here is a link to site with more pix of it's quilting.
    http://quiltville.com/customerquilts.shtml
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    I love log cabin blocks and the off center one is one I've wanted to try, especially in this heart layout http://www.geocities.com/pcpiecers/heartquiltmini.html

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    Very pretty! Those are my favorite colors!! I did that exact same pattern--in the same hues! The pattern called to put them all in circles, but I have a hard time following all the directions :roll: ...so I did a barn raising design instead.

    Here you go.....

    #3 I ended up doing this.
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    #2 And I thought about this idea.....
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    #1 Was supposed to look something like this....
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    Then I used the orphan squares to make this....

    I'm working on a project right now using a log cabin design--but I'm going to keep it a secret because I'm supposed to be finishing table runners. Shhhhhhh. 8)

    Good luck finishing yours--it's going to be beautiful!!
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    I just love all these fall colors! Apparently I have entirely skipped the fall and started preparing for Christmas. It will take a miracle to get all the quilts in my head finished by then! Both of you made amazing fall quilts--I love the log cabin blocks!

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    I think they look great tracy, i like your colors :D

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    oh boy, I think you are doing a great job and what barnbum posted oh man I love the second one but the third just floors me every time i see it. Can't wait to see how you do yours.

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    auntshamaine--the one you posted by the club must have a bigger contrast between the lights and darks than mine to get that awesome effect--it's just stunning. I'll have to play around with that some day...some day....

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    I love them all. I will add this idea to my list (which is at least 100 years worth of work). :lol:

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    very pretty. i love the colors together

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    I love log cabins and yours it so pretty. Love all the layouts you can do. I haven't tried the off center approach - will add that to my to do list.

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    I love it!! I love log cabins too and this is a great idea.

    Karla-thanks for posting your log cabin "setting thoughts"-it is so fun to see how different it can look turned another way! Loved it!

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    Wow, LOVE this thread!!
    I guess lots of us love the log cabins. I am a FALL fan so I am finding myself wanting to do eveything in those colors. I also have a WIP that is the maple leaf pattern in very soft fall colors. Won't be ready for this fall but for next year.

    Karla, I am so glad you shared. Especially with it being the same colors I can really picture the outcome now!! LOL

    This is just a table runner but now that I have seen your pix I am thinking I like the 2nd pic and want to try to work with that. I will let you all know when I get there.....

    Thanks so much for the thoughts and ideas,
    Tracy

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    Karla, the biggest difference are apparently the colors with ours being fall and hers being dark jewel tones.

    But I think the difference that you are seeing is that
    (not sure how to explain this, but....)
    on the clubs, the darks are the outer most strips so that makes their cirlces touch which makes their diamonds pointier....
    On yours the lights are the outer most strips, so your circles don't touch each other and that makes the diamonds fluffier.....

    DOES THAT MAKE ANY SENSE AT ALL?!?!?

    Actually, seeing both I can say that your way would work better in the smaller items like a table runner because it would define the circle more.
    Just my opinion, but seeing both ways helps me understand the differences that small things can make in quilting.....
    Thanks again,
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    Very observant, Tracy!! It would have taken me a LOT longer to figure that out. :D

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    Ok! just added another log cabin to "THE LIST".

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    Well I think most know I don't like to do log cabins ....but.....My gosh them are a might purty!!! :lol: So pretty love them colors...but oh those darn log cabins....barnbum and auntshamaine.....you can make me one just like what your doing and have done... :D okay okay I hear you yeah right...guess you got your own list...guess I can try :lol: Sure pretty!

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    I love all of them. Barnbum I really like what you did with the quilt.

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