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Stellar Log Cabin

twopence

Re: Stellar Log Cabin
« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2017, 11:02:41 AM »
That's lovely Plosh.  You must be very pleased. 

Lowena

Re: Stellar Log Cabin
« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2017, 11:25:31 AM »
Ploshy... that's gorgeous, and such a lot of work  :angel:<3 it
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Ellabella

Re: Stellar Log Cabin
« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2017, 12:29:28 PM »
Beautiful work Plosh. I love the quilting, it adds so much to the original design.

Acorn

Re: Stellar Log Cabin
« Reply #18 on: May 26, 2017, 12:31:19 PM »
Beautiful!   0_0
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Sewingsue

Re: Stellar Log Cabin
« Reply #19 on: May 26, 2017, 12:41:58 PM »
Beautiful and I do like the chevron quilting.
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Lantana

Re: Stellar Log Cabin
« Reply #20 on: May 26, 2017, 13:22:57 PM »
Very well done Plosh .... I  <3 everything about it!!

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Iminei

Re: Stellar Log Cabin
« Reply #21 on: May 26, 2017, 14:04:47 PM »
Superb!!!

Love it love it love it!

and 64" sq is quite a size for your 3rd quilt!!!

I had read a tip some time ago that I remembered for once (I think it was on the Moda website) and as far as possible I cut the strips for the logs down the length of the fabric.  The only ones I didn't were the dark outside ones as it wasn't economical to cut them that way. 

Why ???
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Ploshkin

Re: Stellar Log Cabin
« Reply #22 on: May 26, 2017, 14:18:03 PM »
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Why ???

It said that because the lengthwise grain is more stable than the crosswise grain (which I know from dressmaking)  the strips wouldn't stretch or distort when sewn to the blocks.  The blocks did stay very square and I barely did any trimming before joining them.  Even after adding the border and quilting it was all still very square - but of course I don't know if it would have been any different if I had cut WOF strips.
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rubywishes

Re: Stellar Log Cabin
« Reply #23 on: May 26, 2017, 14:22:26 PM »
Ploshkin that is just a beautiful quilt....stunning and gorgeous...love everything about it!
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BrendaP

Re: Stellar Log Cabin
« Reply #24 on: May 26, 2017, 14:50:44 PM »
I had read a tip some time ago that I remembered for once (I think it was on the Moda website) and as far as possible I cut the strips for the logs down the length of the fabric.  The only ones I didn't were the dark outside ones as it wasn't economical to cut them that way. 

Why ???

Find a piece of (woven) fabric - a fat quarter would be ideal.  Grab hold of it so that your hands are on the middle of two opposite sides, hold firmly and try to pull your hands apart.  Notice how much 'give' there is.  Now rotate the fabric 90° and repeat the excercise.  I'll guarantee that there is more give in the crossways direction than there is in the lengthways direction.  Rotate the fabric 45° and try again; you are now pulling on the bias and it will have even more give.

The reason the fabric stretches less in the lengthways/warp direction is because when it's being woven the warp threads are held under tension whereas the filler/weft threads are not.

This is the reason why garments and curtains are nearly always cut on the lengthways straight grain.  I have a dress - looks better on than hanging - which being a border fabric I cut it all in the cross direction.  When I put it on and smooth the skirt down I can actually feel it stretching.

With patchwork it doesn't matter which way small squares and triangles go, and you probably have the bits all muddled up and going in all directions, but when it comes to borders you do get more stability if you cut the fabric lengthways.

Brenda.  My machines are: Corona, a 1953 Singer 201K-3, Caroline, a 1940 Singer 201K-3, Thirza, 1949 Singer 221K, Azilia, 1957 Singer 201K-MK2 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
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Iminei

Re: Stellar Log Cabin
« Reply #25 on: May 26, 2017, 18:00:43 PM »
Thank you Goddess!
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supergran

Re: Stellar Log Cabin
« Reply #26 on: May 26, 2017, 21:00:50 PM »
It's beautiful Plosh, one of the nicest log cabins I've ever seen. I love the quilting as well.  <3

Ploshkin

Re: Stellar Log Cabin
« Reply #27 on: May 26, 2017, 22:13:04 PM »
Thank you all for your comments.  I made it for me as log cabin has always been a favourite.  It will be good to cwtch up under come the autumn.  It's nothing like I had originally planned - it seemed to evolve along the way.  I must get a shift on with the next bit of the mystery quilt now I've finished this one.
« Last Edit: May 27, 2017, 17:13:54 PM by Ploshkin »
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Sheilago

Re: Stellar Log Cabin
« Reply #28 on: May 27, 2017, 14:17:12 PM »
Absolutely beautiful, my kind of quilt. Another one to copy, I think!