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Thread: Scrappy & Raggy Log Cabins

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    I made these log cabin quilts from my scraps. It is very hard for me to do scrappy quilts because I keep wanting to arrange the fabrics so everything blends together. For these, I really tried to sew on what I picked up.
    First quilt was for my son and his wife. I did this one raggy. Sewed the blocks and backed it with a square made from a light and a dark triangle so I would get the diagonal light and dark lines on the back same as front. I quilted the blocks free motion curved line x line and more curvy line along some of the logs. Then sewed the blocks together and clipped the seams and outer edge to fray.

    2nd quilt is for grandson and his girlfriend. It is pieced and sew together in the regular way. It is quilted all over meander, back was pieced to be same size of the blocks on back. That created a little problem in getting the sandwich edges straight and quilting without extra batting and backing to hold on to while quilting.

    This is the front (daughter-in-law's side)
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    this is son's side of the quilt. Hope you all don't notice the two block turned the wrong direction
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    grandson & girlfriend's quilt front (girlfriend's side)
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    back (grandson's side)
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    need to show y free motion quilting with teal thread...hope there are no bird nests showing.
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    Great job on both :thumbup: I think that is why i haven't down a scrappy yet, I like to have set colors :? Great way to overcome it :mrgreen:

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    They are beautiful and not a bird's nest in sight. The colours are really pretty.

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    Love them both you do such nice work :thumbup:

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    I like them both..you are so good at coordinating everything...as in pattern...I make some scrappy's planned and others completely random....

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    Your quilts are truly wonderful!! :thumbup: I would never have thought to make a quilt two sided, for two different people. What a great idea. You have done a great job making them!!
    :D :D :D :D

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    Wonderful 2 sided quilts. Such a cool idea :thumbup: Your quilts are beautiful!!!

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    Love all of these, especially the first one!!

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    Great job!

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    Wonderful job!! Boy, do I understand what you mean by scrappies. I'm going to do a scrappie triple irish chain for my dad and even picking out the fabrics to do in scrappy was a very interesting experience for me. Talk about a controlled scrappy!! I'm actually wondering if its even going to show up as a scrappy! :lol: :lol:

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    The quilts are both really pretty! My favorite is the second one. Your quilting looks great! I had to smile when you wrote " I hope there are no birds nests showing." :-D

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    Nice Quilts! Me too on the bird nests showing. :)

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    C'mon now! They are (all 4) beautiful, and I could't find the two blocks turned wrong, and even if I had, they are still pretty, you still made them, and they are finished! How much more do you need?? Love the colorways and the raggy is my fave.

    I sure hope the GS keeps the GF; how would they ever divide GMs gifts???

    Blessings, and keep on scrapping!
    Ava in sunny FL

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    Both are wonderful :thumbup:

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    What the heck is a bird's nest???? :lol:

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    Ok GS has to keep GF, if not she and I will take the quilt from him and she can move in with me. :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by HIBISCUS

    I sure hope the GS keeps the GF; how would they ever divide GMs gifts???

    Blessings, and keep on scrapping!
    Ava in sunny FL

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    A bird's nest is what I call that mess on the back of the quilt when you forget to put the presser foot down before you start quilting.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rebecca VLQ
    What the heck is a bird's nest???? :lol:

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    Gorgeous quilts and love how you made a side for each of the special people. I love scrappy quilts and also have a hard time making a true scrappy, always wanting to be to controlling as you!

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    soooooooo pretty.

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    They both look great!!!

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    Both of them are wonderful. I love log cabins and your are great. Thanks for sharing.

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    They look great!

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    Very nice. :thumbup:

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    Very pretty and you did a wonderful job on the quilting.

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    Thank you all for the nice comments. If my sister would just give me all her scraps, I would start another one.

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