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Thread: possible watercolor floral log cabin designs...

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    The designs are from Judy Martin's Log Cabin book. They are based on 8 by 8 square lay-outs, but I'll need more than that, maybe 11-12 and I will probably want to go with a rectangular shape. So, the design needs to be expandable.

    I haven't decided on a design yet, and will try more later, when I have more squares done, BUT #1 is looking most like what I had in mind. Now I'm thinking I won't want borders on this quilt--I don't want it to be boxed in. :wink:

    #1 It seems to incorporate both the darks-in and the lights-in designs...and is easily expandable in any direction.

    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...llogcabin1.jpg[/img]

    #2 This looks like it has a flower in the middle, but it's a tough one to expand unless I come up with a new idea for all the edges.

    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...llogcabin2.jpg[/img]

    #3 Now that I look... this one is exactly like #1!!! :shock: Sheesh, wish I noticed that before I turned all those squares. :lol: :roll:

    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...llogcabin3.jpg[/img]




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    OO I love # 1 also.. it will be so beautiful! WOW

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    Your log cabin is going to be beautiful.

    I read or someone told me that the original log cabin quilts did not have borders on them. Perhaps Loretta would know.

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    I like the #1 best too, but any way you do it is going to be just beautiful!! Can't wait to see it finished.

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    Oh gosh--will I ever be able to get all those squares where I think they should go? Like flowers together? Like flower apart? Too many pinks together? Purples? Sunflowers? Oh boy. Then, what are the chances I'll actually get every square turned the right direction? I'll get dizzy! :shock: :lol: :roll:

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    Definitely #1!!

    When you get ready to put it together, lay it all out and number each one with a small scrap of paper and pin it on. (I have to pin mine on or else the cat moves the little pieces of paper around :oops: :oops: :oops: ) And the way you pin the number on, would indicate orientation of the block. Does that make sense??

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    They are beautiful!!!!!

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    Your quilt is going to be lovely.

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    I agree! Your quilt will be beautiful!

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    sewjoyce--what I've done with the others--and ragged flannels--anything that has a pattern really--is lay it out, take a photo of it, pick the rows up in order--label the rows with sticky notes, stack them...print the photo and tape it to the file by my sewing machine... then study each two squares to attempt getting it right... and STILL I goof it up. I'll check it row by row so I can fix mistakes without too much trouble. :wink:


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    Haha--see the jug of blue liquid? It's a gallon of Novalsan--used to disinfect stalls and mix with water to dip umbilical cords. :lol: It's left over from two years ago and has expired..but I'm going to use it for stalls anyway, just to use some up. I have new stuff from the vet for cords. It held the book open nicely so I could see what I was doing. :D

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    All of the patterns are beautiful, but number 1 really stands out to me too :D

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    Oh, Karla!!! That is going to be spectacular!!!! I just LOVE it!! I vote no borders too--I think it would detract from the LC block design.

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    Love the flower use of the log cabins and I like number 2.....with the flower center.....very pretty indeed!....:-)

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    Looking good. :thumbup:

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    It is going to be BEAUTIFUL!!! One and three are very similar. I think I like the one in the middle, I don't know, they all look good. I would however spread your sunflowers apart more. They really stand out. I mark my quilts by using the blue painters tape. I mark them A1, A2, B1, B2 etc however many I need and I put the tape on all going the same direction so it is easy for me to look at a block and think "oh yea A5 needs to go next to A6 and it needs to be turned slightly to be the right direction" anyway, after I tape I turn the even blocks over onto the odd blocks and stack them down a row of numbers (btw I do the letters across the top so the whole top row is "A" etc) then I can just pick up the pair and sew them directly together with a quick glance that I did not turn it wrong.

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    I like the second one...
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    Love them all but think #2 is my favorite!

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    I like them all! But #1 stands out for me. Beautiful work!

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    I think I like #2 best but both are beautiful. I wonder how many different patterns you could come up with using those blocks. It would be fun to play with them. How many more are you going to make??

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    The blocks are just beautiful and will look lovely however you lay them - but I do think #2 is stunning.

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    I like all of them, but #2 is my fav.
    If you can't really decide which way to do them, just pack them up and send them to me! :) :)

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    I like #1 as well, but I also like #2 and #3 - not much use am I? LOL

    Whatever you decide, it's beautiful Karla! Oh, I would agree with no border, just a plain darkish binding to frame it!

    K x

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    I would however spread your sunflowers apart more.
    Oh goodness--I tossed blocks down with no thoughts on colors/flowers--this was just a design plan... the block placement will come later and will take hours. :wink:
    I wonder how many different patterns you could come up with using those blocks.
    Pam--it's endless! The books have so many options! These were the first that caught my eye, but I will try more! :D

    I like #2 (so does Rachel) but I don't like the corners... but I could play around with other turns there. I want it to look like paths through wandering gardens... I'm so glad I did the curvy effect with this one.

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    I don't think I could pick a favorite :(
    I love them all :D !!!! Can't wait to see it finished.

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    They are all stunning!
    :lol: :lol: You should make more blocks and do one of each:lol: :lol:

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