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Thread: Donna's Ancestor's Antique Log Cabin Variation

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    Donna's Ancestor's Antique Log Cabin Variation

    Here is a tutorial for the very interesting log cabin quilt seen in Donna's post http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...s-t184422.html

    Read the topic to see the vintage photo of her ancestors and their quilt.

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    Is there a reason that the red was all cut into squares then joined to the green, then cut apart? Wouldn't it be easier to just piece the red and green together then cut apart? Am I missing something?
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    I can't open doc. up on my computer
    Have a nice day and a safe one too!

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    You are so wonderful to share this with us! So helpful, as always.
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    Jan, you are a doll! Thanks so much for the pattern.
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    I love log cabins, this is a very nice layout, i am getting fabric together to try and start one for me, i love reds so trying to get a lot together to use in mine, i found a new fabric called "Friendship" that is mostly reds, so now i am working on color combinations, which is hard for me, i keep changing my mind.
    Thank you so much for sharing
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    Thanks Jan. This looks like a great user-friendly tutorial.

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    Thank you Jan for the great tut. Very well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pepita View Post
    Is there a reason that the red was all cut into squares then joined to the green, then cut apart? Wouldn't it be easier to just piece the red and green together then cut apart? Am I missing something?
    Absolutely right, LOL!! That's what comes of drawing patterns at midnight, sigh.
    Thank you for catching that, Pepita.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pojo View Post
    I can't open doc. up on my computer
    Pojo, This one was written in Microsoft Word 2003; is it possible you don't have MS Office, MSWord, or other similar programs on your computer? Wish I were skilled enough to help you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pojo View Post
    I can't open doc. up on my computer
    I don't have Microsoft Office on my computer, either. We use Open Office. In order to look at Jan's file, I needed to right click on her Word document link (above) then chose "Save Target As" with a left click. Then I chose where I wanted to save the file on my computer and added the extension ".sxw" after the title, which is what Open Office uses for text documents. You will need to use whatever extension YOUR text program uses. Then just click "Save". Then I can open the document in Open Office and read it.

    Hope that this helps you!
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    I love log cabins and all the variations. My bucket list contains a slip that I'll make all the variations I can find.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandygoshorn View Post
    I love log cabins and all the variations. My bucket list contains a slip that I'll make all the variations I can find.
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    Do you have microsoft works? That'll do it. It's free, you can download it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Absolutely right, LOL!! That's what comes of drawing patterns at midnight, sigh.
    Thank you for catching that, Pepita.

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    I made your file into a PDF so those who can't open your file have a chance to see it.
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    Jan, I think you're a genius! And seesaw2mch is great too! Thanks!
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    Here's a pdf version.

    Lol. I see someone beat me to it. Left my computer before hitting reply.
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    Thank you all for the PDF version, I too don't get the other.
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    Easy peazy!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by seasaw2mch View Post
    I made your file into a PDF so those who can't open your file have a chance to see it.
    Awwww, thank you, dear heart!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Here is a tutorial for the very interesting log cabin quilt seen in Donna's post http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...s-t184422.html

    Read the topic to see the vintage photo of her ancestors and their quilt.

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    OK.....I'm confused as to why you would sew pieces together, then cut them apart???
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonnaFreak View Post
    OK.....I'm confused as to why you would sew pieces together, then cut them apart???
    Donna,
    Can you be more specific...which part do you mean 'Sewed together then cut apart'?

    Back on the first page of this topic I responded to Pepita's post about cuting the red into squares then sewing them individually to a green strip when it would be more efficient to sew a red strip and a green strip together, then cut into a green/red segment before adding the next 'log' strip. Is this what you mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Absolutely right, LOL!! That's what comes of drawing patterns at midnight, sigh.
    Thank you for catching that, Pepita.

    Jan in VA
    Thanks for mentioning that as i was also wondering. Wonderful tutorial and super design pattern.

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    any chance you could do the tutorial in pdf. i do not have the program you used. thanks just in case you can do that

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    Thanks much Jan. So far, I have only done a log cabin in floral and white on whites to make a good sized table runner. Someday, comes the quilt.
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    Thanks so much! I'm adding this to my bucket list for sure.
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