Sunday, 9 November 2008

Decisions, Decisions!



Back in July, I did a Quilt-as-You-Go Log Cabin class at Picture Patchwork in Latrobe. At the time I think I managed to completed 4 blocks, which then got put aside while I worked on other projects. (I'm sure you can relate to that!)
Well, the last couple of weekends I have been busy trying to complete the rest of the blocks. As I now have 25 done, today I lay them out on the kitchen floor to try and decide what setting I'll use. My original plan was to do a barn-raising setting but as you can see I'll have to make another 11 blocks for it to look any good.

While I had the blocks out I tried a few other options. I quite like this one ....

and this is okay too.


Then again, what about this ...
or this. Do you have a preference? (or another option to confuse me even more!)



This is what Oliver was doing when all this experimenting was happening. What a life!



I know I'm biased, but he is rather cute.


62 comments:

  1. What a difficult choice..........I think I took the first.

    Your Oliver is as lazy as my Saar.

    G.day from the Netherlands

    Ines

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  2. Ooh Christine - I love the colours, and log-cabin is a favourite - I have cut my scraps ready to do one (yeah ... one day!!!). I'd be making a few more blocks cos I really like the first version :o).
    Oh your kitty is so gorgeous all curled up in the basket :o)!!!

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  3. I think I would go for alternative one too. Brown and blu together is so beautiful. Oliver is just like my Frida, she also loves to sleep in her basket in the sewingroom

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  4. Oh it is the colours I like! Ummm hard one - I like the first and last picture...

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  5. Oh hun, that is a hard choice, they all look great!!! I think I prefer the third one....be interested in seeing which layout u go for!!

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  6. I perfer No2 then No1 and No5 they are all really good though, thats going to be a hard one for you

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  7. Wow that is amazing....I think I like the bottom one the most.

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  8. I like Number One and the picture of Oliver asleep. There is something so tender and sweet about a cat all curled up asleep. He looks very happy and loved...a very important

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  9. I like the 1st option the best...Christine the blocks look terrific, just love the colours together!! Cathyx

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  10. I love the colours in this quilt Christine! I would have numbers 1 or 2, I like the last one too but you would also have to make extras for that design. I would love to quilt feathers in no 1 or 5, I can see I am going to have to make myself one just so I can quilt it.

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  11. My seven y.o. design guru boy like the 'stars' one (last picture) where as |I am going for picture number one.

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  12. My favorite is the barn raising, but I understand the reluctance to make more blocks.

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  13. I like the 1st one... but who says the "center" has to be in the center... you could have enough blocks just as it is! And Oliver is definitely about the cutest thing ever!

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  14. I think they are all fabulous! I need to find the pattern/book for this. I have always wanted to try the "Quilt As You Go" method. I look forward to seeing which direction your choose.

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  15. Hmmm... Glad it ain´t my quilt...or hhhmmmm...yes the quilt...but not the decision...lol..
    I just love the blue/brown and creme combination...its lovely... And I would go for the last one or for number two or three..depending on how many blocks you will add??? :o)

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  16. Your fabrics are lovely. I love log cabins! I think I love the second setting the best!

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  17. I like the Barn Raising almost complete... I love that it goes off of the side....

    Nancy
    www.withthreadinhand.blogspot.com

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  18. Hi, I love them all but think my favourite is No.2 do hope you decide soon and post the finished one for us to see what you have decided. Hazel

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  19. I like them all. I like the last one and the second ones best. Good luck with your decision. Colors are beautiful.

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  20. I love the first setting after the barn raising photo. It really is eye catching! Those colours together are fabulous.

    Oliver is absolutely adorable.

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  21. You could always do an asymmetrical barn raising quilt. I think they are pretty cute, even if it's not traditional. I love your fabric choices. What a great combination.

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  22. Just LOVE the fabric you used. Log cabin is always a winner. Love to see it all finished

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  23. I just love the fabric you used!!! What a fabulous collors....
    Very nice!!!
    Beatifull log cabin!!

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  24. hmmm I like no. 1, that off centre look appeals to me..

    BUT you could do no.2 but have the second/fourth row flipped so you have solid diagonal lines running across your quilt.. I used to have a book on log cabins a million years ago, and they lend themselves to so many different layouts!
    cant wait to see what you choose!

    Lissa
    PS I think all sleeping cats are cute.. it also means they are behaving themselves (unless they are sleeping on a quilt top/fabric stash you didn't want them to sleep on)

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  25. I love all the choices, I too would have trouble choosing which one to do..
    Logcabin has so many combinations, I still have not done a logcabin,, perhaps next one on my list..
    Hugs

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  26. I love your choice of colours. I really like the look of the brown with the blue.
    I think I like the first and third layouts the best, but they are all gorgeous!

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  27. hi christine
    i'm not sure if i have left you a comment before, but i have been coming to your blog a few weeks ago, and i love it
    i think i would choose the one with the square in the centre, but i must say all of them look great, i love the colours you have chosen
    good luck with your choice, bye
    vivi

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  28. I really like #2. Log Cabin is my all-time favorite pattern. I love the colors you have picked. Something about #2 really calls to me......

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  29. My favorite setting other than the basket one with Oliver is the second one. It has depth in the blocks and really appeals to me. This will be a wonderful quilt whichever setting you choose.

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  30. Looks like you have several lovely choices. I like the second photo best;)

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  31. I like all the settings. The first one is very interesting just as it is. I would probably go with that one and not add any more to it. Love the colours! Oliver is very cute!

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  32. I love picture no 2 the best. Amazing though how many options there are!!

    Cuddles for Oliver!

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  33. Christine they all look fantastic, but I do like option two...Oliver is very busy..

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  34. Hi, I love your log cabin block, the color combination blue/brown is perfect.
    I have found some log cabin layouts for you:

    http://www.equilters.com/library/logcabin/easy_log_cabin_part4.html
    http://quilting.suite101.com/article.cfm/popular_log_cabin_quilt_settings
    http://www.imstumped.com/crafts_200x_first-logcabinquilt.shtml

    Happy stitching!
    Letty

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  35. I love the first one, and I know it means that you'd have to make more, but it's such an amazing layout and never dates.

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  36. All of them look wonderful, but I like the second layout the best. That is how I did my little Fall log cabin quilt.

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  37. I so love your colour choices and any of the designs would look great.
    I do like the zick zack.

    cheers
    Christine

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  38. Love the zig zag rows,,, what ever you do it will be great the colors are great.

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  39. Lovely blocks! I prefer number one, but six and seven are not so bad either, love that cat.....

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  40. Personally, I like all the settings for the log cabin. Please let us know which you choose. Oliver has it really good and he is so cute.

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  41. Love the first picture. I have done a few log cabin quilts but the next one will definately have that off center setting.
    I also love your pets. :) I have a 3 year old golden retriever, Molly and kitty is very smoochable.

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  42. Love the colors and especially like the last one.
    Oliver is beautiful which reminds me that Moggie is lost somewhere in the house.

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  43. Your log cabin blocks are lovely! I like the first layout as well as the one that makes it look zig-zaggy! You have a wonderful blog here! I'll be back soon! :0)

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  44. I like the second full photo view. It has quite a bit of depth to it. Although all are lovely of course. Thanks for sharing with everyone.

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  45. Just one thing to say about this one - beautiful. Love the colors, love the fabrics, and I love your first trial of putting them together. Off-point is more interesting than if you add more blocks and have it sentered.
    Solvi in Norway

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  46. I would definitely prefer the second one - it has lots of depth in it. Great colours and fabrics.
    Hugs from Holland
    Ineke

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  47. That is a very hard decision!! I love all the patterns,,,Log Cabin is always one of my favorites.

    Oliver, on the other hand, could not be less impressed...tee hee

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  48. I like the one with all the darks in the upper left corner (below the diamond one), but they're all pretty!

    Susan in Texas
    http://www.susanintexas.blogspot.com

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  49. I am sure whatever layout you decide upon will be great because they all look so lovely. If you cant decide, just make them all...hehehhehheh

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  50. I think I like the zigzags. Although the classic blocks are always good - they way they give log cabin blocks depth...

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  51. Hi Christine! so much time! in the meantime I was travelling you were sewing such marvellous log cabin blocks!I vote with the one with diagonals..the other seem not finished to me..your PW is always great..such perfect colors!
    hugs
    Chiara

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  52. Love the colours! Log cabin blocks never fails to impress me. They are always so beautiful.
    You have probably landed on one of your options already, but I like the barn raising the way you put it. You don't need 11 more blocks, because the off-centered option look more interesting to me!
    Good luck!

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  53. Hi Christine, I like the top two patterns.It depends if you want the softer look of the second pattern or the stronger colour of the first pattern. Regards Lyn

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  54. I like the one after Barn Raising, the colours are more evenly distributed. With the others there are quite large areas of light all together. Look forward to seeing your final choice.

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  55. Christine, that is a gorgeous choice of fabrics, the colours look terrific, I like the first style it looks a bit quirky maybe even 'quaint' you might say.... your Oliver is so sweet, I must get some photos up of our Phoebe she has had a haircut so she stays cool through Summer.

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  56. Oh Christine, so many beautiful choices!!! I like the "streak o' lightning" and the last you showed (how is it called? I can't remember right now...) , but is IS really hard to decide! Maybe Oliver can decide for you! He has a feeling for quilts, doesn't he?
    Have a lovely week!

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  57. This is going to be beautiful, no matter how you do it. I like the first alternative...the one where the blocks are all set the same way. It's just different from what you normally see and really lovely.

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  58. Christine I love the zigzag type of layout - it is the log cabins that I would like to do next time I make one. you have so many interesting blogs listed - I will bookmark you and go back off and on to look at some and to see what you decide to do with your log cabin.
    Karen in Arkansas USA

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  59. Gorgeous log cabin blocks, I love the fabrics, my favourites. The wonderful thing with LC's is they look good so many ways - it's almost embarrassing how many of my quilts feature them!
    *hugs*
    Tazzie
    :-)

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  60. I LOVE the colors you've used in your log cabin quilt. Just beautiful! You have an amazing blog:-)

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Thanks for taking the time to comment. I appreciate your thoughts.

Christine