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    So I just decided to wing it and see what happens, here are the first few little blocks done. They are nowhere near the same size, I'm not sure what went wrong, but I think when I get them all finished I can square them up and make them almost even when I get ready to put them together.


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    It is going to be beautiful...

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    Love those colors! Reminds me of Valentine's Day or cotton candy! Watch your 1/4" seams. And press after each seam. That block is tougher than it looks! I'm working on log cabins too, but my colors are not near as neat as yours! Gonna be pretty! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamonds
    It is going to be beautiful...
    Thanks Dawn! I had originally picked this project out for me and Henry to do for Valentine's Day, but I think I bit off more than we could chew. Neither of us had done a log cabin before, and the instructions were too vague without me doing some research. So...it's a belated V Day project! :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chele
    Love those colors! Reminds me of Valentine's Day or cotton candy! Watch your 1/4" seams. And press after each seam. That block is tougher than it looks! I'm working on log cabins too, but my colors are not near as neat as yours! Gonna be pretty! :D
    Thanks Chele!! I can't wait to see the one you are working on! I did mind the 1/4" seams like you said and it was a miracle how close the blocks got, almost exactly the same width! I am still getting used to my new machine!

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    Once you do these, you can teach me:):)

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    Lovin' it! The colors are awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by henryparrish76
    Once you do these, you can teach me:):)
    Yay! You know that purple fabric we have? It would look really awesome either in a heart pattern or just regular log cabin! :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissTreated
    Lovin' it! The colors are awesome!

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    Thanks M! I hope they vary enough to meld together instead of looking like a pink garbled mess! :D

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    Pretty colors & choice of materials! It is going to be beautiful!! Please post a photo when you are done! :D

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    oh yeah it would wouldnt it:)

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    Those are gorgeous colors and I'm excited to see the completed quilt!

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    A 1/4" foot can make a huge difference in accuracy. If the blocks came out too big, you may be able to sneak slightli wider seams in, depending on th pattern. Also, squaring the block up after each set of light side and dark side strips lets you assure they all come out pretty close.

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    WOW! This is really pretty. Can't wait to see it complete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonpi
    A 1/4" foot can make a huge difference in accuracy. If the blocks came out too big, you may be able to sneak slightli wider seams in, depending on th pattern. Also, squaring the block up after each set of light side and dark side strips lets you assure they all come out pretty close.
    Thanks Moonpi, I think I will try to square them off like you suggested, but if it doesn't pan out, I will probably just do the blocks again, now that I have the hang of it :D

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    love the pinks!! Its going to be a great quilt!

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    Pretty in Pink!

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    I love log cabins! I have done several. Strip piecing is a must w/ them. Love the colors! Good Luck.

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    Beautiful colors, can't wait to see it finished.


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    I love the pinks you're using. You know, if the blocks aren't way out of conformity in size, sometimes you can ease them together and they'll work ok. If you put the bigger block on the bottom when you sew, they may work out ok. Something about the feed dogs feeding the fabric a little faster might ease some of the disparity in size. Good luck. It's going to be a fabulous quilt!

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    The quilt will be lovely when you finish it. Make sure you measure the strips correctly otherwise the blocks will be different sizes. Jane

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    That is going to be a beautiful quilt! Very cheery.
    Looking at the pictures, the two on the left look like the same size and the one on the right bigger. Is the center square on the right one the exact size as the other center square. Could be the angle of the picture but it looks a bit different which would throw off the size of the square. Also, if you do all of your squares at the same time attaching the identical size piece to the identical size of the previous strip and strip piecing as the others have said you will notice right away if you make a little oops!
    Have fun with it and make sure to post a picture when you have it complete.

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    Sorry, I meant to type to the identical "side" not size

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    It's going to come together. Love the colors you chose. Can't wait to see it completed.

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