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Thread: UFO - Decisions, Decisions... opinions?

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    UFO - Decisions, Decisions... opinions?

    This is the first quilt I ever started. These are the first fabrics I bought, first rotary cutter experience, I sewed it on my aunt's machine. I didn't even have my own machine at the time! Now it's time to wrap up this log cabin UFO and finally piece it together... but there are so many options! I laid out the blocks on my bed because I am not lucky enough to have a quilt wall. This quilt is for my Dad who has a red white and blue bedroom.
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    Sorry the color is off. The lighting wasn't great.

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    That's the problem with log cabin blocks - too many options for the layout. Personally, I like the diagonal, the star or the barn raising. No help, huh.

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    I like second row first two.

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    I like the star or the barn raising. They are very nice and manly. But so is the diagonal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ngeorgia View Post
    I like second row first two.
    ditto from me! you're going to have fun with finishing this one!!
    Liz / Calgary

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    WoW! this will look sooo great, I like the top/right
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    I like the top right, bottom left, and bottom middle layouts.

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    I like the barn raising. That looks great for a first quilt - it looks great for any quilt.

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    Barn raising (center bottom) is always a favorite of mine so I vote for that setting. Straight furrows (top center) is also very nice for a mans quilt. You also have the added interest of a very subtle zigzag forming in the dark furrow which adds additional visual interest.

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    I vote for the star. Great looking blocks!

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    I understand your dilemma! They all look great. My favorites are the top right, bottom left and bottom middle.
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    Barn Raising is my favorite log cabin layout.

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    I like 1st row left , And 2nd row left the best

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    I like number 5.
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    Top right, bottom left are my favorites.
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    go with what you like
    but I vote 2 nd row # 1 or 2

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    Barn raising is always my fallback as I just love it.

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    Have you considered letting your father decide? He may have a clear idea of which one he likes best. If he is far away, just print the page, even Black and white is okay, it will give him the idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    I like the top right, bottom left, and bottom middle layouts.
    Agreed, those are the three I like as well. I wish I knew the names of all the layouts.
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    I like barn raising

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    While I like the star, I agree with yonnika as to letting him decide. I've found in talking things over with my daughters, their input on the design has greatly added to their appreciation of the resulting quilt.

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    i vote for the star.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Liz92B View Post
    ditto from me! you're going to have fun with finishing this one!!
    Make that three. Can't wait to see it finished.

    Darren

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    Definitly the star, it will look awesome and very manly.
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