Opinions wanted for Log cabin block placement

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  1. Chick-a-roos

    Chick-a-roos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wanting some opinions on placement for the log cabin blocks. This is my first bed/throw size quilt.

    I am making this for my son that will be starting college in Jan. I'm not sure if I should use photo 1 or 2 placement.
    Then do I want borders or just binding??? and then what colors for borders & binding?
    Not sure if I want to attempt this quilting on my machine or have someone do the quilting.

    It seems like alot of decisions! [​IMG] So any advice or opinions would really be appreciated! [​IMG]


    #1[​IMG] #2[​IMG]
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I like #2 and I think a blue border would look nifty.
     
  3. verthandi

    verthandi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like photo 2 on the right the best. How about a thin binding of red to frame it all in and the outside border dark blue? The quilt edges will be handled the most and dark colors will keep it looking clean longer. (thinking college...what's laundry?)
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I also vote #2.
     
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I also like #2 placements. Easy on the eye.
     
  6. jojo54

    jojo54 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree. I like the red and blue border idea! Lovely quilt - show us the finished product please when you're done.
     
  7. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    Quote:I agree. I like the red and blue border idea! Lovely quilt - show us the finished product please when you're done.

    This is what I was going to say and then saw it had been said. LOL

    I also like #2.
     
  8. sheaviance1

    sheaviance1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are both beautiful. If it were me, I'd go with #2, have fun with it!
     
  9. Chick-a-roos

    Chick-a-roos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The votes are in....#2 is the winner! [​IMG] I liked #2 also but knew it was best to have opinions from experienced quilters!
    I didn't have a 12 1/2" quilt square so had to pick one up today. I don't look forward to squaring all those blocks. [​IMG]

    So, how wide should a thin red border be? (the red thin border being the same red as the center square in the block?) and then the size of a blue outside border?
     
  10. NanaKat

    NanaKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Sometimes I use a one inch border to frame the pieced top before adding the wide border.

    Then too, I look at the odd number ratio when deciding on a quilt border (ie 1:3).

    If you make the red border the finished width of the red square (2 inches), then the blue border could be 3 times that or 6 inches finished width.

    Another rule is 1/3 or 1/2 the width of the finished block so on a 12 inch block that would be a border of 3 inches or 6 inches for the blue.

    Lovely top!
     

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