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Thread: oh my what did I get myself into!?!?!?!

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    oh my what did I get myself into!?!?!?!

    I have always loved the curved log cabin quilts... and I have made one standard log cabin quilt. Apparently I forgot how much work it was!

    I got a start, but I have to take a break. This is alot work!!! This picture is 24 squares and I wanted to make a big quilt just for me....that will be 121 blocks. I may still be working on this one next year ha ha

    But I wanted to share what I have so far. I am excited to get more completed - just not sure I can do anymore this weekend

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    That looks great! Don't worry so much about getting it done. Just enjoy the process. It'll be beautiful.
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    you got yourself into making a beautiful quilt! No need to rush, even if you do other quilts in between finishing this one. Going to be gorgeous!
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    ​Pretty start! When doing blocks for my last scrap quilt I just did a few blocks a day in between other things and before I knew it, I had a top.

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    It is looking great .

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    It looks very pretty. Hope to see a finished quilt one day soon.

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    looking good!
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    I am working on some myself. Your blocks are beautiful and your color choices are wonderful! Looks great!

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    Love it, just take it slow and enjoy the beaty you are creating.
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    Wonderful start. Just like a footrace is one step t time this quilt will b beautiful-one block at a time. Most really great quilts talk time and this one will be well worth it!

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    thanks everyone! I will just put this in a drawer every now and then to get a break

    have a great weekend!

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    That looks great! Log cabins are alot of work but so worth it. I am always amazed when beginners start on one, they look easy but get cat-a-wampus quick.

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    It is a very pretty start. It's going to be beautiful quilt when done.
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    Your fabrics/colors are terrific, and it will be a wonderful quilt when you are finished. Just take it a couple blocks at a time, and you'll be finished before you know it.

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    Lol.....I hear you.... I did one for my MIL and it was a challenge to stay motivated. Yours is turning out beautiful...
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    Do you make your blocks by completing one at a time, or do you do many/all the blocks one round at a time?

    I have always done mine by starting out doing a bunch of the blocks completing one round on all of them, then on to the next round on all of them. Somehow this way seems less tedious to me because when I have one finished, I have a bunch of them completed.

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    Love the colors and the fabric. You will so delighted when you are finished. This will be a real beauty. BrendaK
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    When I tackle one of these, I think I will do it as chain piecing - you know, first sew 2 strips & cut into '2 patch' pieces. Then cut strips into the same length and join to the two-patches. Keep cutting strips for the next side and sew, till all rounds are finished. Hopefully it might be quicker.

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    Yes, i imagine it will take a while, but it will be beautiful when you are done. good color combo's you have going there.

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    Love the colors. It will be worth the time and effort when you’re finished.

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    Lots of different fabrics making a beautiful quilt. Enjoy the process.

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    What a great start! Keep sharing with us. Love the look.
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    Good choice of fabrics. I too love the curvy log cabin.

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    Beautiful! My first quilt was a log cabin in an "ABC" class. Only 12 blocks for the lap quilt and that seemed overwhelming at the time. I've not seen this curved layout and I love it! Thanks for the inspiration to go back to this.
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    It looks like you're going to have one gorgeous quilt! Take your time, enjoy what you're creating, and if it gets to be too much, put it away for a while. Be sure to show us the finished product.

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