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Thread: Starting the seahorse log cabin

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    I posted this recently as an EQ design and thought I'd share my progress. I went with the first option of seahorses with fish as a secondary pattern and wanted to make it as a wall hanging rather than a full size quilt so decided on 6" blocks. It will be 48" x 36" without borders - I haven't decided on borders yet, will piece the middle first! Anyway, I just cut all my strips at 1 1/4" wide and 1" wide unfinished and laid them out in cutlery trays ready to go! I'm piecing the normal way rather than PP - good practice for those accurate scant 1/4" seams!

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    Can't wait to see finished quilt! Beautiful fabrics.

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    You are so talented.

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    That is so awesome

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    Can't wait to see when it's finished. Love how to use the silver ware tray to store your pieces.

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    I just read Judy Martin's book about log cabins and using trays to hold the strips. Looks like a good idea.

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    Thos fabrics aree really nice and the way you have them sorted is nice.

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    LOL! You're at an organizational level I can only dream about!

    I love the pattern.

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    what a great way to organize pieces for this quilt. i can't wait to see finished. great fabric selection. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by isnthatodd
    I just read Judy Martin's book about log cabins and using trays to hold the strips. Looks like a good idea.
    That's where I got the idea from! :-D

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    Thanks for idea for holding strips I get so many wonderful ideas from this page hope it never goes away or changes in any way

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    Love your color choices, can't wait to see the final quilt.

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    love the colors cant wait to see it! your organizational skills make me feel like a pig in a barn!!

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    STUNNING!!!

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    Your quilt is very pretty and I am impressed with the idea of using a silverware tray to store the cut strips. I have to remember that when I go to Walmart again. Get a silverware tray or two!! This is why I love the quilting board!!

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    Love the quilt and the sorting trays. Awesome idea.

    mltquilt

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    You are so organized! WhenI cut my strips most of the time I can't find them in all the scarps!! You know what they say about organized people, right? An organized person is a sign of a sick mind! LOL! Can't wait to see the finished product!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruck9085
    You are so organized! WhenI cut my strips most of the time I can't find them in all the scarps!! You know what they say about organized people, right? An organized person is a sign of a sick mind! LOL! Can't wait to see the finished product!
    Then I must be a REAL sicko! :mrgreen: :lol:

    Seriously though, I feel it just saves so much time in the long run. :-D

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    Love the quilt and love how you organized the strips in the containers--will use this as well....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sewfine
    Can't wait to see when it's finished. Love how to use the silver ware tray to store your pieces.
    what she said!!!!! :):):)

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    Love the layout of the blocks - very unique and pretty!

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    Can't wait to see the finished project!!! It's going to be beautiful!

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    love it and realy like how u lade out u`r strips what a good ldeal

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    Beautiful! What a great way to organize your strips.

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    Amazing!

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