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barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 21, 2010
10:02 PM

Post #8113338

new space...came from here http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1118521/#new

log cabins any one??

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Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

September 21, 2010
10:13 PM

Post #8113355

ooooh, that's a neat pattern! I was thinking about the 'rails and LC' postings and wondered what other block would look good with the LCs... like the color combos too!

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 21, 2010
10:30 PM

Post #8113373

yes isn't it gorgeous??!! not mine...just another one of those log pictures I found cruisin' the net.
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

September 22, 2010
3:30 AM

Post #8113517

I really like the colors . So maple leaf on one side of the log . Mind working ...I think I have a maple leaf block. I may need to try a block and see what happens.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 22, 2010
3:33 AM

Post #8113519

Thunder, that is beautiful, love the colors and I can "see" you adapting it to motorcycles, fussy cut.

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

September 22, 2010
6:48 AM

Post #8113777

Ya, Thunder & Mittsy, I'm dying to see that motorcycle fabric made up!! There were some very WILD pieces there!!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

September 22, 2010
7:08 AM

Post #8113818

Very cool. I can see using other favorite patterns as the central block of a LC.
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 22, 2010
7:54 AM

Post #8113935

O yes, do you remember where you cruised by it. I have lots of fabric that needs to be fussy cut because the pattern is to big, that would be perfect.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 22, 2010
8:15 AM

Post #8113968

http://www.google.com/images?q=log%20cabin%20leaf%20quilt&rls=com.microsoft:*&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=og&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi

Here are several places for log cabin leaf quilts.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 22, 2010
8:18 AM

Post #8113975

http://browndogprims.blogspot.com/2009/10/rag-rag-ragand-photos-too.html

Here ya go, no instructions, just pictures!



This site has instructions.
http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/projects-ideas/throws-wall-hangings/maple-leaf-log-cabins_1.html


This message was edited Sep 22, 2010 9:22 AM

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

September 22, 2010
9:43 AM

Post #8114140

Thanks, Linda! got it bookmarked, can use that one for more Mom placemats!
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

September 22, 2010
9:43 AM

Post #8114141

I think once I get done working on getting my current project quilted, I may just try a few log cabin blocks . . . maybe with the batiks that I've got . . .
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

September 22, 2010
10:26 AM

Post #8114215

Oh my the colors and sooooo many choices.What to do?

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 22, 2010
11:25 AM

Post #8114349

Well ...Mittsy is getting most of the motorcycles, and I am sure she will get something done much quicker than I will...
I do have some thoughts for the one called dark angel ...

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 22, 2010
12:39 PM

Post #8114502

Here's one that I had come across somewhere for a Stained Glass LC. Not my picture, but may work well with the Batiks.

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taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 22, 2010
12:42 PM

Post #8114510

That is really pretty!
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

September 22, 2010
12:46 PM

Post #8114517

It is VERY pretty! I better get crackin' on this quilt, so I can start the lc's!
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 22, 2010
12:48 PM

Post #8114522

I remember taking a stained glass glass, we did an angel. It was the first time I ever knew of double needles. I thought that was darned near heaven, not having to come up and them down the other side of the bias.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 22, 2010
1:11 PM

Post #8114566

Are the stained glass quilts done with just black fabric between each piece? Why is there bias tape, and why do you need double stitching? I have never done one, so sorry for the questions?
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

September 22, 2010
1:17 PM

Post #8114575

The stained glass quilt is so beautiful. Looks difficult.

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 22, 2010
1:50 PM

Post #8114633

The stained glass is not difficult. THe one (not LC) that I did has black as sashing between the material. THis looks like all you really need to do is add a thin liner line of black first, then the color as you go around.s so that you do a black and then a color per side, then the next arm's black , then a color, etc. It probably could also be done sewing a black strip to the color strip, then using those as a unit as you add arms, if you're using one color multiple times. Just means your sewing each arm twice in actuality before you go onto the next side arm
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

September 22, 2010
2:00 PM

Post #8114648

I did a search, and found the instructions for that block FLStu posted . . . just gotta decide if I want to pay the $.99 for the pdf file . . . it is pretty, though . . .
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

September 23, 2010
3:59 AM

Post #8115887

I was going over some older threads and some of you were making the diamond shaped logs WOW. The B&W I just finished was my first but these diamonds are amazing. Did I miss pictures ? Are there completed ones? I saw tree skirts beautifully done. WOW

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

September 23, 2010
6:38 AM

Post #8116072

there were a few that were trying the pattern out, not sure if anyone made the diamonds into a quilt yet. The center starts with a 60 angle, so it's a little more trying than the square one, but it does lend itself to a beautiful pattern!

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

September 23, 2010
9:21 AM

Post #8116384

I haven't had time to try it - I made too many committments this summer. But now things are quieting down and I may give it a whirl...

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

September 23, 2010
11:49 AM

Post #8116643

well, one of my Christmas projects was to make Mom one for her tree, but not sure if I can stay in the sewing room long enough to get it finished.. Hubby finds a way to interrupt, even tho he's not really in the same room LOL
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

September 23, 2010
2:23 PM

Post #8116928

Ok I tried and am not liking what I am doing. Maybe a bit over my head. Onto something else...

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 25, 2010
11:24 PM

Post #8121371

LK, some stained glass quilts are done as appliqué pieces, and the bias binding is put on over the edges of the pieces, and you sew the bias very close to the edges,on both sides

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barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 25, 2010
11:28 PM

Post #8121378

http://www.qorsite.com/styles/stainedglass/stainedglass.html

cute little stained glass tutorial
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 26, 2010
5:14 AM

Post #8121502

The double needle worked great for this. But I too, found it to be tedious, I kept holding my breath, and would have to keep stopping just to breathe. It's fun to try new things but we're not all going to like everything. Thanks to the block swaps I will now do triangles, and can breathe quite well while working on them. LOL. Keep smiling and have FUN.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 26, 2010
5:18 AM

Post #8121507

Thunder, are you or anyone here a member of that site? They have a siberian husky quilt, I would love to have, but they are not taking any more memberships, due to illness!

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1130136/#new

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

September 26, 2010
9:02 AM

Post #8121818

Linda, this link kept taking me right back to THIS thread. Don't know if that is an error on your part or an "edit" by staff here on DG.

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 26, 2010
11:30 AM

Post #8122015

No , sorry not a member.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 26, 2010
11:55 AM

Post #8122049

Ok, trying one more time...



http://www.qorsite.com/doghouse/siberianhusky/siberianhusky.html

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 26, 2010
2:43 PM

Post #8122308

beautiful dog quilt...can you find a picture on google maybe?? that you can enlarge enough to make into appliqué?? or a photo of a dog you know??

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

September 26, 2010
3:08 PM

Post #8122361

In Google, write Siberian Husky in the search window then click on word Image above the window , then hit search. you should get many pictures. Right click on the one you like, click on"save as", name the file, make sure it is a jpeg and save to docs or pictures.. Any office supply can enlarge it for you to what ever size you want.
This is also how to get pictures you want from Face Book or elsewhere.

This message was edited Sep 26, 2010 5:16 PM

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 26, 2010
7:07 PM

Post #8122893

I can use my own pictures of our Siberian Husky! I just don't know how to make it into a quilt.

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 26, 2010
7:50 PM

Post #8122962

study the one at the quilting site, google others, study them too. enlarge your photos, trace pieces, cut out...you can figure it out I am sure!!!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

September 26, 2010
8:12 PM

Post #8122999

They have such beautiful coloring. It's very plainly segmented. That's what I would do too. Blow up picture, trace each color area, cut your pieces, applique back together. You CAN do it.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 26, 2010
8:28 PM

Post #8123020

This is our Siberian Husky karoosh. We call him Kooshy for short...

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housse301
Lexington Park, MD

September 27, 2010
3:01 AM

Post #8123221

That is a beautiful dog.I have never tried but there is a process to print his picture on fabric from your printer then you can turn into quilt. Just a thought.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

September 27, 2010
4:52 AM

Post #8123319

Awww he is a real beauty Linda.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 27, 2010
9:51 AM

Post #8123819

Thanks!

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

September 27, 2010
12:46 PM

Post #8124141

He's Beautiful LindaKay. Do you want to applique him or just transfer a picture to fabric and quilt around it?

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 27, 2010
2:10 PM

Post #8124280

I would like to try and applique like a wall hanging. Maybe a 2 or 3 foot square?

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

September 27, 2010
2:13 PM

Post #8124288

Linda, did you get my D-mail?
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

November 19, 2010
7:07 PM

Post #8221093

I finally got around to doing one part of that stained glass block FLStu had posted about halfway up the thread. LK emailed me the instructions, and here is the one part . . . I just used the scraps that were on my sewing table already, so the colors may not work together, but this was for practice on paper piecing anyway . . .

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barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 19, 2010
8:56 PM

Post #8221211

Great Job !!!

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

November 20, 2010
4:40 AM

Post #8221415

Really nice. Congrats.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

November 20, 2010
4:40 AM

Post #8221416

Beautiful job. I applaud you...
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 20, 2010
4:49 AM

Post #8221421

SO do you sew the thin black strip to each of the colored strips? Or are they put on just like the other "logs"? I do like the effect.
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

November 20, 2010
4:50 AM

Post #8221422

Great job. And yes please explain how to assemble.
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

November 20, 2010
6:40 AM

Post #8221558

The black strips are put on individually. I kinda ran short on the one piece . . . it's hard to see what the materiel is doing thru the paper . . .
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 20, 2010
6:49 AM

Post #8221571

So this was paper pieced? I think it would work with adding the thin black strip to the other strips & making like a "normal" LCB.
I might have to give that a try - after all my Holiday obligations are done.

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

November 20, 2010
2:04 PM

Post #8222140

Qwilter... it should work without the PP and by sewing the black and color strips before you enter them into the LC. I would just lay out the first round first to make sure that the colors all end on a black rather than a color. You may have to 'flip' the strip set with the black on the outside of the strip set rather than into the center and add a black strip to the center square first to get it all to fall into place properly. Not sure as I haven't tried it yet.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

November 21, 2010
9:28 AM

Post #8223262

Nichole, that turned out really nice!
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 21, 2010
10:12 AM

Post #8223314

I cant find an example of this that someone posted. I think it too was green red and white. Im blank on how to do the colors. It didnt seem it was batik

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

November 21, 2010
1:04 PM

Post #8223594

not the red, green and white you were speaking of, but found this on a site, don't have instructions, just saved a pic for my Ideas file...

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gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 21, 2010
1:10 PM

Post #8223604

do you remember where you saw that. Just love it.

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

November 21, 2010
2:30 PM

Post #8223759

This site was the one that featured the train fabrics that someone found for Jean. Under their 'quilt patterns', is where I bookmarked it.

http://www.trainfabrics.com/storename/trainfabricscom/ViewDept-171865.aspx
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 21, 2010
3:00 PM

Post #8223821

How about these quilts: http://shop.qualityamishquilts.com/Quilts_c2.htm

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

November 21, 2010
5:56 PM

Post #8224232

Those are amazing and the prices (I thought) were too low!!!! Beautiful quilts...
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 5, 2010
10:58 AM

Post #8245350

I need to find the crazy fabric I bought to use as LC centers and take that project on vacation with me next week. I plan to take my bins of scraps & make scrappy tops.

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

December 9, 2010
3:10 PM

Post #8252195

thought I'd post this here, got my LC diamond top finished. Now can't decide on whether I going to leave it as a table topper or make it into a tree skirt, as was originally intended. Guess I'll need to make another similar one..

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helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 9, 2010
3:20 PM

Post #8252206

Ohhh Kiz that is beautiful...
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

December 9, 2010
3:49 PM

Post #8252233

Very nicely done.

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

December 9, 2010
5:54 PM

Post #8252429

Oh my that is BEAUTIFUL!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

December 9, 2010
5:59 PM

Post #8252444

I have thought every one of mine would make a nice table topper. Except my table is large and a rectangle.

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

December 9, 2010
6:56 PM

Post #8252532

wonder what a runner would look like with vertical diamonds down the center and horizontal ones to fill in the spaces, making it a rectangle runner? sounds like a rainy day project to me...
The more I look at it, the more I hate to cut the center for the skirt, so I think it's going to stay a topper for now. I'm looking for glitzy christmas fabric that I can do similar for the tree, something along the Olde World style..

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 9, 2010
11:52 PM

Post #8252757

TOTALLY AWESOME Kiz!!!!!
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

December 10, 2010
2:27 AM

Post #8252793

So glad you've decided not to cut into the center for a tree skirt. Too lovely to cut.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 10, 2010
5:22 PM

Post #8253912

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh, you used the Fons & Porter fabrics. I couldn't find them anywhere. Turned out very nice.
I thought I'd get a lot of them made for Christmas gifts... work & life got in the way of that plan. Still have just the 1 top made.

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

December 11, 2010
2:19 PM

Post #8254983

seems like the F&P (Christmas Memories) fabrics sold fast, as after I bought mine, they were really hard to find! I should have ordered twice as much, but couldn't afford a double order at the time. I really like the way they went together, and am looking for a similar line or type for the next one..
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 14, 2010
3:53 AM

Post #8259136

with all the strips I've cut the past few days, I wonder how many log cabins I could make?
And I'm amazed at how much less space it takes to store the strips as compared to "pieces" of fabric. I started the trip with 2 small plastic bins, 2 small bags, and 2 large shopping bags of pieces. All the strips (minus the off-white) now fit in the 2 plastic bins.
And I found some fat qtrs (and larger) that somehow found their way into the scrap bags.

mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

December 15, 2010
3:06 AM

Post #8261006

What I like the best about having "managed" scraps is the ability to just pull the correct colors, etc. when you need something to finish a project. I started pulling strips out that read floral to use in a binding. Had to cut 1/4" off to make them 2 1/4" but as most of them were from fat quarters they were about 20 to 22 inches so after folding, real easy to trim. I love my clear shoe boxes filled with squares, 2" 2 1/2" 3", 3 1/2", 4, 4 1/2", 5", 6" and 6 1/2". Especially wonderful when doing machine embroidery applique and needing a specific color, or doing 9 patches for my swap buddies. It took awhile to cut all the scrap into managed organization but pretty easy to maintain, once done. I've been cleaning out my sewing room and besides being overwhelmed with the chaos

I do feel blessed to be able to make something and just give it away or to be able to fulfill someone wants to finish a specific project. We are loosing Amanda, our youngest quilter, she's returning to Michigan so we're making her a friendship scrap quilt to send her on her way and to have a warm hug to wrap herself in this winter, will take a picture later today when we gather to make quilty Christmas ornaments for the tree in the clubhouse of River Lakes.

This message was edited Dec 16, 2010 7:18 AM

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

December 15, 2010
6:41 AM

Post #8261285

Oops... would have loved to read what else you were saying before being interrupted Mittsy!
quilter_gal
(Elizabeth) DFW Area, TX

December 15, 2010
4:37 PM

Post #8262336

Oh, that's gorgeous, Kizmo! I'm glad you didn't cut into it, too. That needs to be on display, not hidden under presents. :)

quilter_gal
(Elizabeth) DFW Area, TX

December 15, 2010
4:53 PM

Post #8262366

Here are plans for two slightly different king-size quilts. They're both made with honey buns (1½" strips) from the Kansas Winter collection from Moda.

One of them uses only the red/green/gold/cream colors throughout the quilt and the other pulls in the black prints from the collection, but only around the outside edges, acting like a border and accentuating the "pinwheel" effect. I hate to see all the black strips in the honey buns go to waste and I kind of like the color scheme, but hubs really liked the one without the black much better.

Which one do you like best? Or is there another option?

Thanks for looking at my latest "problem child!" :)


Here's the one without the black prints:

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quilter_gal
(Elizabeth) DFW Area, TX

December 15, 2010
4:53 PM

Post #8262367

Here's the one with the black prints:

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taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

December 15, 2010
5:04 PM

Post #8262392

They are both pretty, but I like the first one.

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

December 15, 2010
5:11 PM

Post #8262408

Thanks Elizabeth! I had fun making it, but am glad I didn't make it into the skirt. HOWEVER>...thanks to a nice 'enabler' here... Z&S was having a big 50% sale, and I found another line that hopefully will work as well for another one, maybe the future tree skirt LOL
Just my 2 cents worth, but I like the second one better as the black seems to make a second border of sorts, brings out a different dimension in the pattern... amazing what a LC can look like when moved around!

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 15, 2010
5:45 PM

Post #8262463

I like them both~~ how many honey buns do they require??? I have one been sittin here waiting for some inspiration...are they from the moda site???
quilter_gal
(Elizabeth) DFW Area, TX

December 15, 2010
7:26 PM

Post #8262617

T, I'm not sure. I bought 8 plus some yardage of a few of the prints I really like and I bought a couple of the French General reds for the "chimneys" and possibly an inner border.

I did the math and it looks like it will take 2.25 strips to make a block, so a honey bun would make roughly 19 blocks. If I did the math correctly (big "if!" ;) and if I were to use all of the colors, I would need almost six honey buns for 100 10½" blocks.

There is a lot more fabric in some colors than in the others, plus I may not use the 7 or 8 black strips at all, so that's why I bought so many honey buns and extra fabric.

I'm thinking of taking a foundation to Kinko's and having them print a few hundred on newsprint for me. I can't print them myself without taping two sheets together. If they can do it, it would be worth the expense and hassle to have the extra precision that foundation piecing gives me. (I'm not terribly good at consistent seams yet and paper-piecing makes everything fit together so beautifully!)

housse301
Lexington Park, MD

December 16, 2010
2:24 AM

Post #8262877

They are both very nice but I like the first one better.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

December 16, 2010
3:21 AM

Post #8262900

The second one because it accentuates the pattern and reads like a framed border.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

December 16, 2010
3:54 AM

Post #8262925

I like the second one too...

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

December 16, 2010
5:44 AM

Post #8263070

I like the 2nd best, I like how the dark border frames it makes the pattern pop
quilter_gal
(Elizabeth) DFW Area, TX

December 16, 2010
8:05 AM

Post #8263314

Thank you for the responses! Have a great day!

Elizabeth

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

December 16, 2010
8:33 AM

Post #8263368

They are both lovely, Think I'm leaning just a bit more to the second one.

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

December 26, 2010
8:12 PM

Post #8278155

Thunder, did you get that AWESOME quilt kit done that your friend gave you as a gift? Didn't it have a bear and other applique kind of work?? I just remember it was BEAUTIFUL and so appropriate for you.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

December 27, 2010
3:53 AM

Post #8278316

Good morning all . Trying to get a quick hello in before we lose power - in the middle of a blizzard here. Have about 10 inches of snow of the ground with 35-45 mph winds. It's not supposed to stop until evening...
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

December 27, 2010
3:56 AM

Post #8278322

Oh Barb stay warm and safe.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

December 27, 2010
4:03 AM

Post #8278332

Thanks Laura, I am hoping the power doesn't go out. That means a trip to my daughter's house 5 mi away. She has the wood stove!!!
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 29, 2011
9:07 AM

Post #8336803

OK here is a table topper I made for Christmas.
Started with the star block in the center then went around 2 sides.

I'd kill to get more of that stripe fabric I used for the border. Found it in my stash and wish I had a bolt of it!!!! From the piece I ddi have I can get at least 2 more borders but they will look nothing like this one.

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psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

January 29, 2011
9:52 AM

Post #8336858

Jean, the fabric I would "kill for" is the fabric that Elen used on our Christmas blocks. That red background with a "stripe" in green etc. I LOVE it!

Your table topper is beautiful, you truly have a WONDERFUL gift for color combination. Your projects are consistently beautiful.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 29, 2011
12:39 PM

Post #8337155

Jean, that looks so nice! How big is it? Love the colors!
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 29, 2011
1:00 PM

Post #8337188

How big????? I think it ended up @25".

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 3, 2011
1:52 PM

Post #8347457

soo beautiful - antique looking
Thea1962
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

February 3, 2011
3:45 PM

Post #8351852

Qwilter what a beautiful table topper!!!
I should not even look at all the quilt pictures here on DG...lol...my mind is going overtime with all the great ideas I get from here

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 6, 2011
10:39 PM

Post #8358314

that's what we are all here for...great ideas...and getting them from great friends is an awesome bonus!!!!!

Doc, shamefully I must say no...I have not done that AWESOME quilt, that was a birthday gift from a very dear friend...it has bears, and pine trees appliquéd, and bear paw pieced blocks...I have way too many PHD's to finish before I can even think about starting that one!!! lots of appliqué...think I will need to practice on some smaller pieces first...don't want to ruin such a beautiful design, with my bad appliqué technique...

we are going to be re-arranging rooms, after kyle leaves for the Navy (may) and I will be moving my sewing into one of the bigger rooms ^_^ I am planning on starting some practice pieces, shortly after the move...

he is such a darling...every time I say something about how I will miss him...he tells me to "remember the bonus...my moving out means you get a bigger sewing room!!"
"and computers will be moved out of the living room!!! " lots of maneuvering to be done, and I will miss him beyond words...but getting a bigger room will be nice!!!
quilter_gal
(Elizabeth) DFW Area, TX

February 7, 2011
12:19 PM

Post #8359384

Ten years ago this May, my son left for recruit training, too. :)

Tell him good luck! I think he made a good choice. (Of course, I would think that - I'm former Navy, too. ;)

Employers of people in the technical and mechanical trades still tend to hire applicants with prior Navy or Marine Corps service and schools over all other types of applicants. You can't beat Navy schools.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 7, 2011
12:30 PM

Post #8359400

quilter_gal, my niece live in DFW area. Lives in Allen, works in Plano schools. Her hubby works for SW

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

February 8, 2011
6:05 PM

Post #8361646

Well Thunder you are in good company! We all have some projects we have not started. Some we have in various stages of START and others simply "simmering", still in the thought process.

Lost my Wi-Fi on my computer having to use the hubby's to get my computer fix.

The Alternator went out on my car Friday, DH fixed it Sunday. The Gas furnace is not working again, so my DH finally installed the gas fireplace. The thermocoupler went out on the fireplace so he's back fixing that. WHEN we get paid next, we'll be able to get the parts for the gas furnace!!! And so it goes on and on... Aw life! LOL

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 8, 2011
6:34 PM

Post #8361699

Yes Doc...you are very good company...we are hoping we will have enough money saved to hook up the electric stove, by the time we run out of gas (propane in the tank)
the new electric water heater keeps "kicking out"...not sure exactly what that means??? other than sometimes we have hot water, sometimes we don't??? we do have heat !! thank goodness !! it was 37 degrees when I got up this morn...butttttt I am very afraid of what the next electric bill is going to be

sons got a toothache, went to the dentist, $75 bucks for him to say he can not do anything...he needs surgery to get wisdom tooth out...consultation for tooth surgeon to see what needs to be done...$150.00 estimate of surgery ...$350.. minimum up to $900.00...he has no job, no insurance, guess who has to figure out how to pay???...

I want to scream...but that would probably make my headache worse...!!!!!

yea...AWWWW... life...

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 8, 2011
7:05 PM

Post #8361757

Thunder, see if there are any dental college's around. That may save you some cash.
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 9, 2011
6:56 AM

Post #8362294

http://www.dental.ufl.edu/patients/studentOralSurgeryClinic.php

its an hour drive, and no guarantee they can do it, but here is an option. I f he happens to have high blood pressure, dont bother. I got kicked out of there last thursday after waiting many many months to be accepted. errrrrrrrrrrrr, altho it was high. ( Finally yesterday my daughters b/f said, well...she(me) can be seen at the doctor or she can be seen at the morge. :-O )

we have also been able to get some long needed dental work this year thanks to the Carrington Dental Plan. Problem with that is, not always easy to find a dentist who accepts it. We finally got a good one here in town. Till then, it was only Coast Dental Clinic that would take it. They are the worst...horrible.


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barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 9, 2011
8:54 AM

Post #8362515

thanks Pam...He needs surgery to take out the tooth?? so not sure they could do that?? as site say "extraction of one simple tooth" I will have him call tho...thanks again...

an hour drive would be worth it if I could save a few hundred dollars!!!!!
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 9, 2011
9:38 AM

Post #8362606

"Patients seeking extraction of multiple teeth, third molar/wisdom teeth extraction, IV sedation or any other procedure deemed not to be appropriate for a student will be examined with the aid of an X-ray and will be referred to patient screening for student assignment or the resident oral surgery clinic."

This is the part that caught my attention. Its often hard to get thru on the phone, if that happens, call the main switchboard, not the direct number. I know its a lottery system that they use to pick the daily quota. It would be a bummer to drive all that way and not have your number drawn.

The most irritating thing about the dentist these days, is you cant just go get something done. You have to go thru all this treatment plan crap and intitail assesment $$$$$$$$$$$$$. They just dont get when your paying with cash...who the **^% cares, just fix that problem I came for.
If I wanted to be tortured knowing all the stuff I need done, and how much it cost...Ill ask. :-O

gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 9, 2011
9:43 AM

Post #8362616

http://www.acornclinic.org/about.php

I have a frined who works here. Your county doesnt apply, but you might have something similar.
Dont know what the 'rural' rule is that applys.

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

February 9, 2011
12:23 PM

Post #8362872

LOL, BOY can I relate!! ."who the **^% cares, just fix that problem I came for".

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 14, 2011
3:35 PM

Post #8372266

Pam...thank you thank you thank you!!!! Hubby called the school , they are sending some paper work for son to fill out, and said that he will then be able to get an appointment??

takes a few weeks, but will be worth the wait, as they may even defer all charges..because he has no job...he said it hurts, but he can wait...

THANKS MUCH...you saved my butt...

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 14, 2011
3:39 PM

Post #8372282

other sons quilt I am working on
row on far right not sewn yet...I am thinking I may re arrange, and put the bottom piece with the bear fabric in it ...in between the two log cabin blocks??? can not decide???

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siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 14, 2011
4:16 PM

Post #8372350

Thunder have him try some of the baby teething rub on, it numbs and might help the pain.

Some dental place are such ripoffs I went to one I had called about getting a tooth glued back into my denture. They said it would be about $35. I got there ans was told oh but I had to have a full exam ..get this..plus xrays...(hello I have no teeth) for a charge of $200.

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barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 14, 2011
6:00 PM

Post #8372530

He has actually been sticking his finger into tequila, and rubbing that on!! just before he goes to bed...it bothers him when he eats, and wakes him up , when he is trying to sleep.

He tried the numb stuff, and that bothered his tongue too much!!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 14, 2011
8:41 PM

Post #8372757

Awww sorry Thunder, tooth pain is sooo miserable.

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 28, 2011
7:00 AM

Post #8397437

sew...it is going to be two quilts !!! I did bears block, cabin, bears, cabin... for the last row.

I am gonna "break the bank" today and go shopping for a fabric for the back side...of the "back side" this is for one of my boys...sew I named them a & b a for the logs, b for the other...told him to choose a or b...and then pick greens, blues, or browns...he picked b, and greens.. told me greens was his favorite colors !! I did not know that ?? I have always said " I have never met a green I did not like !!!"

so I am hoping to find a green batik, or maybe a TOT.
after I catch up on a few other things I will decide...again...what to do for the other side of the logs...?? unless I get very lucky and find something I love enough to use for both of them...and I can afford???

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Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 28, 2011
7:08 AM

Post #8397464

Very nice job!!!!! The backs of my quilts are usually a single fabric but a 'theme" print that goes with the front.
quilter_gal
(Elizabeth) DFW Area, TX

February 28, 2011
11:09 AM

Post #8398003

Gorgeous mix of colors!

Judi might have a green wide backing that would suit - and only $9/yd. :)
http://stores.ebay.com/QUILT-UNIQUE-FABRICS-AND-GIFTS/WIDE-QUILT-BACKING-/_i.html?_nkw=green&_fsub=21497259&_sid=191637665

The floral tonals are really nice - but if you don't want florals on the back of a man's quilt, she's got some nice marbles.

One of my favorite sellers on eBay. Usually I order and it's here three days later. :)

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

February 28, 2011
11:31 AM

Post #8398042

Thunder, absolutely gorgeous quilts, sure wish you had been home when I dropped in, would have loved to see all your works of art..absolutely stunning, especially like the photo you have opening this thread..sure looks like a bit of Canadian to me with the Maple leaf..lol

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 28, 2011
2:51 PM

Post #8398408

Thanks Y'all...
Betty you just need to come back and try again !! I am very sorry I missed you, butttttt I did have a great visit with my son... I did not make the quilt in the first photo...it is one I would like to make..I love the leaf pattern...

Elizabeth I will check out that site...thanks

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

February 28, 2011
2:55 PM

Post #8398418

Almost think I have that pattern Thunder, if not that one, one very similar..now that I've seen the photo, might just give it a try...

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 28, 2011
4:03 PM

Post #8398564

Elizabeth, I actually had already checked out that store..some nice stuff, but not anything I want to use on this...

believe it or not I found a perfect batik at ...Wal-mart...only came in fat 1/4's which kinda sucks...but I really like it, and it was only $ 1.27 per FQ...bought all they had of one color, and some of another...which I may use for a border...or possibly a thin sashing in between the FQ's??? got to think on it a bit??

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 28, 2011
4:07 PM

Post #8398570

maple leaf block...http://www.quilterscache.com/M/MapleLeafBlock.html this is for a 12 inch block...a bit of math and it could be reduced to a smaller size...
then Log cabin style strips, on two sides of leaf block

these are leaf blocks from a swap...

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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

March 1, 2011
8:25 AM

Post #8399969

What a great way to use up scraps..I bought that accuquilter to cut and save time and used it once for rag quilts, can see that i have die's to to the squares, you just might have given me a spring project...now I can look through all my remnants in hopes of finding fall colors

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 3, 2011
9:46 AM

Post #8404477

any color can be a fall color !!!
quilter_gal
(Elizabeth) DFW Area, TX

March 3, 2011
11:06 AM

Post #8404593

Oh good, glad you found the perfect backing! :)

I have a question about batiks, though. I have avoided them because I heard early on from several sources that they are difficult to quilt using FMQ on a machine as well as being difficult to hand quilt. I got the impression that the only quilting that worked with batiks was machine-guided stitching (like SITD) and tying.

So, is that true, or is it just as easy to FMQ with batiks as with regular quilting cottons?

Thanks!
Elizabeth
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 3, 2011
11:21 AM

Post #8404613

I see no differnce in quilting a batik or a good quality cotton. I routinely mix them in with other fabrics. I love how they feel; they have body. Have used the 108" for backings and they roll very nicely on the machine.

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 2, 2011
11:57 AM

Post #8467011

Light bulb flash...inspiration ...I put the logs aside once again. waiting for inspiration to complete the reverse side of the reverse side. remember I decided to make it into two different quilts, and I had found some batiks fat 1/4's...well I found some more batik fat 1/4's and just spent the last hour and a half cutting fabric...taking a break and have about a 1/2 hour of cutting left. then I can start sewing..got a plan.. hope to have this quilt finally finished within a week or sew... ^_^

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

April 2, 2011
12:17 PM

Post #8467046

Can't wait to see what you came up with.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

April 3, 2011
4:10 AM

Post #8468257

Are you still doing two quilts or have you put them together as one again? I can't wait to see. I love how we can put something aside for an age or two and all of a sudden it "fits" what we want...
Thea1962
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

April 3, 2011
12:02 PM

Post #8469044

Barefoot, I really love the colours of your last quilt and your beautiful work.
Such great earth tones…would look great in my bedroom…lol
Oh and I love the leaf blocks…would be great for a fall table runner!!!
Can`t wait to see the finished quilts!!
This is my first attempt on a Logcabin quilt, just need to have it quilted so I can put the binding on.
My German Flag oversized Flannel Lapquilt.
Thea

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barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 3, 2011
1:23 PM

Post #8469184

I am doing two quilts, got a plan for the one that is not all log cabins...about 20 posts up...

Thea, that is gorgeous!!! the color combinations are just fantastic... ^_^
Thea1962
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

April 3, 2011
1:42 PM

Post #8469233

Found the other quilt barefoot!!
Love the colours and designs on that one too...waiting to see the finished project!!!
I found the logcabin so much fun to do, to play with the layout and such.
I should really stop looking at all those pretty designs...my mind is going overboard with new ideas...lol
Thank you barefoot for your kind words...and yes the colours...black, red and gold just pop and the flannel is soooooo soft, almost feels like microfiber
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 3, 2011
2:11 PM

Post #8469331

Thea - very nice. Amazing that changing the color placement makes the blocks look so different. In the thumbnail photos I thought there were different placements of the blocks. In the large photos I see just the fabrics are changed. Very nice.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 26, 2011
5:32 AM

Post #8777607

Bumping another old favorite.

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 26, 2011
9:29 AM

Post #8778037

I posted some photos of this quilt elsewhere, but seeing as this thread just got "bumped" I figured I would add these in here
this is the quilt I made for my Sailor, he wants me to send it to him, so I am going to add a bit more quilting over the next few weeks, and get it out to him, hopefully before it stars getting cold. he does not like the blankets provided!!!

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barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 26, 2011
9:30 AM

Post #8778039

the front

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barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 26, 2011
9:32 AM

Post #8778043

center block on the reverse side

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barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 26, 2011
9:36 AM

Post #8778050

the reverse side,

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barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 26, 2011
9:40 AM

Post #8778060

now I have to figure out what to do for the reverse side of the original log cabin blocks!!!!

we are hoping the sailor will get some leave time, and be able to come somewhere near Christmas!! I would love to have the cabins done , to surprise him!!! not sure if I can pull it off??!!!

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taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 26, 2011
11:04 AM

Post #8778147

Thunder, that is so pretty! I know he will be surprised when he gets it!

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

August 26, 2011
11:34 AM

Post #8778186

Thunder, that turned out wonderful, love the color combos..! Are you making pillowcases to go with it?
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

August 26, 2011
3:09 PM

Post #8778508

Thunder that is just amazing.
Did you spray baste both sides of the quilt before sewing on the machine?
Nothing like cuddling up in a home made quilt when it get chilly.

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 26, 2011
9:34 PM

Post #8779030

thanks Y'all
yes I used spray basting...no, not making pillow cases.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 12, 2011
4:09 AM

Post #8804628

Over the weekend I discovered I had NOT packed my triangle log cabin book. And I have my Christmas fabrics here. I have a ton of offf white with gold sparkly design that will be great on the toppers. Hopefully I will get the Holiday table toppers made for friends this year.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 12, 2011
4:59 AM

Post #8804662

Jean, I have the diamond log cabin book scanned into my computer, if you Dmail me your email, I can send it to you.

lcartwright@stx.rr.com

Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 12, 2011
5:28 AM

Post #8804694

Linda - I think you mis-read my above post. Not packing it is GOOD. It is still in MD with me, not on it's way to FL.
But thanks for the generous offer.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 12, 2011
5:34 AM

Post #8804701

OOPS. Sorry I did miss read!
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 12, 2011
6:47 AM

Post #8804815

Thats OK...I don't know where I'm living 1/2 the time anymore.
Gourdbeader
Toledo, OR
(Zone 8a)

September 21, 2011
6:07 AM

Post #8817465

Okay, I can't stand it any longer,
BarefootT, I want to learn to make a log cabin Quilt. Can you please explain to me where to start and how to go about putting it all together. I have a sewing maching, a rotary cutter and at least a good percentage of my brain power still. I just need a little bit of a pattern and how to's so I can create one like your beautiful fall quilt. I have done a very little quilting on a crazy quilt stocking I made but thats about it.
Please, someone help me make this quilt. I do know that it all starts with rectangles and put together into a block of sorts but how do I know what size cuts to make?
Help...please.
Jan
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 21, 2011
6:52 AM

Post #8817500

The beauty of a log cabin is you can make it what ever size you want.
Rule of thumb is "the logs should be the same width as the center". So if your center block is 2" your logs would be 2". Your logs should not be wider than the center but can be narrower.

I think quilterscache.com has some good LC examples.
Gourdbeader
Toledo, OR
(Zone 8a)

September 21, 2011
7:39 AM

Post #8817553

Oh, I just found a great pattern tutorial for the log cabin quilt.
http://www.sewquilty.com/History/0202.html
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 21, 2011
8:27 AM

Post #8817609

Yep, that's all there is to it.
Then you just "tweak" it from that to get fancy.

The one at the top has a pieced block as the "heart" then logs around that. I'm notorious for using a pattern center block and then logs on just 2 sides. Many, many possibilities

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 21, 2011
11:52 AM

Post #8817883

http://www.quilterscache.com/QuiltBlocksGalore.html

This is the link to quilters cache, lots of free patterns here too! You can click and search by title, or by size.

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 21, 2011
9:21 PM

Post #8818763

I have a fantastic picture, that makes it extremely simple to do a log cabin block...I have to find it, and get it onto this computer...

I will return.
MICKIE1947
Winchester, KY

September 21, 2011
10:15 PM

Post #8818788

Hmmm...maybe an embroidered or pieced heart and pastels for my 12 yo granddaughter...waddya think?

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 21, 2011
10:46 PM

Post #8818815

OK I can not find the picture, but I have sent a message to its creator...and hopefully I can get it ??!!!!

I have done a bunch of log cabins, followed patterns for most of them, the one above...I just did it, no pattern, random fabrics. I used 2 inch strips. used a gold fabric for the "hearth" center of each block 2'' square, attach another 2'' square , to each of those (use a 1/4 inch seam)...then a strip to one side, and then turn your block either clockwise or counter clock wise and add another strip...turn again...the thing is to turn the same direction every time you are gonna add another strip... and you want two sides, in one color way. the other two sides in another colorway...
mine above was greens, and neutrals / off whites / browns...mostly.

If you look close you will see I did throw in a few reddish on the neutral sides, and a grey on the green sides, I like to add a few "quirks" into my quilts... :)

quilter cache has good directions, other than I have always done my log cabins starting with the two squares, rather than one larger center as she does...and this is how I piece them, when I am doing a lot of squares the same. http://www.quilterscache.com/L/LogCabinStripPiecing.html

the strip piecing is a little faster in some ways when you want a lot of blocks the same, in the quilt above, I did the colors very random...

It is a very easy block to do, and there are a zillion ways to put the blocks together , creating all kinds of designs !! I LOVE log cabins !!!

"google" log cabin quilts and you will be amazed at what you will see!!!

cut straight strips, sew a straight line You can do it!!! it is easy !!!!

I just looked at the other link, and that is good directions too, but I would recommend you start with larger strips, either 2inch or 2 1/2 inch.. I would be more than happy to d mail my phone # to you if you think you may need further assistance.

if I get that photo, I will post it..
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 22, 2011
3:22 AM

Post #8818935

If you follow the lin in the top post, you can get back to the 3 threads prior tot his one.
Some great pics & ideas back there.

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

September 22, 2011
7:50 AM

Post #8819172

Mickie I think your idea of pieced or embroidery heart for your granddaughter is a GREAT idea! I know I'd love it!!!

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 22, 2011
9:25 AM

Post #8819326

Hi Mickie Welcome to the group

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 22, 2011
10:39 AM

Post #8819440

Here Ya go courtesy of the fantastic Sondra!!! Mojoquiltdesigns

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 22, 2011
3:40 PM

Post #8819790

Thank you both, I'm making a Christmas block.

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

September 22, 2011
5:22 PM

Post #8819927

Thunder, THAT looks like it should be MY block, dontcha think??? hehehe

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 22, 2011
8:52 PM

Post #8820127

yes Doc...it looks like you ^_^
Gourdbeader
Toledo, OR
(Zone 8a)

September 22, 2011
10:11 PM

Post #8820168

thank you all, I can't wait to get started but if you have read my blog today you will see that I am dealing with a somewhat psychological dilemma. I want to do it all. hehe
check out my blog and you will see what I mean.
http://punchdrunkneedleworks.blogspot.com


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barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 24, 2011
8:31 AM

Post #8821883

this is not my quilt...but it is an exquisite example of something fantastic that you can do with log cabin blocks!!!

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taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 24, 2011
8:54 AM

Post #8821915

That is so pretty!
Gourdbeader
Toledo, OR
(Zone 8a)

September 24, 2011
12:27 PM

Post #8822166

Wow, that is awesome.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2011
2:45 AM

Post #8822939

I'm sewing on an old borrowed machine and I keep having to square up to make it the right size. I know my 1/4" seam isn't 1/4" but doing an embroidery project on the Brother machine and don't want to convert to sewing until I'm through with the embroidery. I have no patience, too much on my plate right now. Maybe I can make the last two strips wider than 2 1/2" and just square it to 12 1/2".

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2011
6:40 AM

Post #8823129

Why not? If that makes it work and isn't too noticable, I would go for it.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2011
7:21 AM

Post #8823165

That's what I'm trying.

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 25, 2011
9:12 AM

Post #8823275

Mittsy, that will work just fine...I have done that with blocks I wanted to make for swaps that were not 12.5...Just added a larger row / strip to the outside...
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2011
1:00 PM

Post #8823482

Thanks, I'll continue along. My sewing room is a disaster, going through fabric scraps and picking pinks for mom, she's in crocheting rug mode today. I did get my sewing machine cabinet moved upstairs from the cellar. Got the loaner machine sitting in it and much better on my back. Can now machine embroider while I sew, just swivel chair around.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

September 26, 2011
5:13 AM

Post #8824351

You are something else Mittsy. Now that I have been to your home, I can "see" you sewing!!!! I'm rearranging my sewing room next month so I will be able to use both machines at once too. I must admit, I never gave that a thought!!!! Thanks for the awakening!!!!
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 26, 2011
6:17 AM

Post #8824494

I finished the log cabin block and learned two things. It is important stitch less than a quarter inch seam allowance and you need to plan out where your fabric goes or you lose the effect of two colors. I have a red, green, white thing going but it's still useable.

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Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

September 26, 2011
7:27 AM

Post #8824576

Just need to remember dark/light...Those are still gorgeous and will be fun to play with on a design wall.

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

September 26, 2011
7:32 AM

Post #8824589

Very pretty. I have a blue and white I started it quite a few years ago. Looking at all these makes me want to finish it. I pulled it out the other day after looking at this thread. "Inspiration!" Hmmmmmmm...
Gourdbeader
Toledo, OR
(Zone 8a)

September 26, 2011
9:09 AM

Post #8824785

Good Idea as far as having two machines going at once. I would probably do a light colored thread on one and a dark color on the other. Its seems that I am forever changing the color on my machine.
I am getting ready to cut enough strips to do several blocks for a Fall lap quilt. Not too heavy but warming never the less on those cool evenings that are quickly approaching.
Thank you all for all the wonderful suggestions and examples to help me with my first log cabin quilt. Wish me luck. Heheh

I just wanted to mention that as I am typing this I am also watching an awesome documentary on the migration of many dozens of different birds and their mating rituals, migration patterns and birthing of all the adorable baby chicks. It was filmed over 7 continents and It is called "Winged Mirgration" by filmmaker Jaques Perrin's nature travelogue filmed over a three year period. Great sound tract and great filming..
Awesome nature documentary. filmed in 1989 but nature is always constant. It seems like nature is the one thing we can depend on to remain the same. OMG as I was typing this a segment came on showing all the beautiful birds that I had just been watching, getting shot down by hunters. That was awful. Now those birds are racing to get to safe territory where the hunting season is not in session. This is a great movie and I have got to close so I can go watch the rest of it.
If you ever get a chance to watch, or have an opportunity to purchase this movie, just do it.
Bye

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 26, 2011
9:15 AM

Post #8824793

Mittsy, I think your red green and white is just LOVERLY !!!! log cabins are fun!!!

Good luck Jan !! you can do it !!
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 26, 2011
10:39 AM

Post #8824910

Thanks. I'm going to try again to "fix" it in my mind. Will either be blue/white or traditional red/green.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 26, 2011
2:49 PM

Post #8825300

Surrounding this candy tree are log cabin blocks. They seem to work with many things.

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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

September 27, 2011
2:32 PM

Post #8826894

Found you all again...love the designs you've all been posting. Need to get energetic,
Gourdbeader
Toledo, OR
(Zone 8a)

September 27, 2011
8:45 PM

Post #8827353

I love the candy tree quilt. I can see that done with a weeping willow and a little change of colors but the idea is very cool and the quilt is beautiful.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 30, 2011
8:21 AM

Post #8830397

Happy Birthday Gourdbeader/Jan! Hope you have a great day!


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barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 30, 2011
8:41 AM

Post #8830410

Happy Birthday Jan!!
quilter_gal
(Elizabeth) DFW Area, TX

September 30, 2011
9:16 AM

Post #8830435

Aw, that candy tree is so sweet! (no pun intended!) Is it any wonder we love log cabins? They do everything, don't they? :)

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 30, 2011
9:57 AM

Post #8830474

Happy Birthday Jan. Still making your pin cushion.Thanks again.

That Gummi Tree was given to a man in germany (my nieces SO) for his 60th. He bought a garden in the country with a little house on it. that is so customary in Europe. You live in the citty and acquire some piece of property in the country. That is if you can afford it. They use the quilt every weekend now in fall and spring when they spend their time there while sitting around . yes all sweet.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

September 30, 2011
10:08 AM

Post #8830488

Great quilt Helene!!!
Happy Birthday Jan - your pkg went in the mail today.
Have you played with your log cabin squares yet Mittsy?

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

September 30, 2011
11:18 AM

Post #8830576

Happy birthday Jan

Barb, Laua and Thunder...you have no idea how thrilled I am to have all the Christmas fabric that you brought me..the twelve month quilt, panel 7 has 7 log cabin blocks..multiply that by 3 and it's 21 log cabin blocks I need before night time. Lol. With ought you supplying me with fabric I could not finish...

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Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

September 30, 2011
11:40 AM

Post #8830598

Don't forget Laura sent Christmas fabric too!!! Between the two of us, we tried to make sure you had enough!!!!
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 30, 2011
11:45 AM

Post #8830602

How about a new thread: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1223230/

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

September 30, 2011
11:56 AM

Post #8830616

Yes, and now if all three of you would come and helpi'd be doing the happy dance. Thought it wouldn't take long to do 27 log cabin blocks but I was wrong..

Back to sewing!

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Gourdbeader
Toledo, OR
(Zone 8a)

September 30, 2011
10:05 PM

Post #8831237

Aww... thank you for the birthday wishes and Taters, that is an awesome gourd. Is that an instrument gourd. like one of those shaker gourds.
Which pincushions are you talking about, Helen.
Thank you all for the kind Birthday greetings. I got a shovel from my husband which is what I asked for as my last one just broke off at the handle. This one came with a lifetim guaranty. Its lifetime, or mine. heheh
Haven't had time to start my block yet as I have to finish this rug hooking for a friend. Its for Halloween.

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taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 1, 2011
7:27 AM

Post #8831515

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1223230/

Jan, come and join us in the new room!
That was a cake I found on google images. Click it, and you will see it is a cake!

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