Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Would it be that simple

I've had a number of questions asking Why I couldn't just flip the log cabin blocks to make the stars brown in stead of white? The longest log is white and should be either pink or brown. In order to have a pink or brown star, the longest log needs to be that color and not white. Look and see how the brown doesn't match up and touch. Even after sewing, in the places where the stars should be connected and touching there would be a 2" white space. Look at this one lined up correctly. There are no gaps in the star (in this case the star is white and the gaps would be brown.)

This is much more difficult to explain in writing then verbally. I hope it makes sense.

On another front, I made 18 postcards and mailed them to my fellow retreaters. They looked a bit like a 3rd grader did them but oh well. In my mind they were magnificent but the translation didn't get through to my fingers. I didn't take a picture of them. I saved the two rejects for myself. One of these days I will actually save a pretty version for myself instead of the rejects!


Sweet P said...

You should start saving pretty projects for yourself. You're worth it.

Mary said...

Welcome to Stash quilts! You'll figure out the layout you want - just keep turning the blocks!

Vicky said...

Welcome to the ring. Your loggies are gorgeous! Can't wait to see it all finished up in its king-sized glory!

Susan said...

Welcome to Stash Quilts!

It makes perfect sense to me, although
a) the brown is so dominant that few people would notice the gap, and those who did would think you did it on purpose, and
b) if you really want the brown star, you can just add brown strips on those two sides. You get a bigger square, but it still works.

Personally, I like the light star. =0

The Calico Cat said...

Yet another reason to use the layout that I like! (I know how to "fix" you star problem if you ask me nicely...)

Pam said...

I think the white star looks good - but I know that sometimes things look very different in photos than in real life.

Patti the Hardenbrook Girl said...

Hmmm . . . I've always flipped the log cabin blocks both ways to see which color star I like best. I never even thought about the little gaps that are there when you flip them one direction. It still looks like a star even though there are little gaps. This is my favorite way to set log cabin blocks. Your blocks are very pretty - but then I really like brown.

Miriam said...

i would prefer touching joints too. i think it's fine to make a star in white, why not?


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