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Meaning of Log Cabin colors

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Ladylace74
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Meaning of Log Cabin colors

Post by Ladylace74 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:19 pm

Hi , I am brand new to this forum. I know that the Log Cabin colors have meaning. Trouble is I cant remember all of the them. I know that the light is on one side. And the dark is on the other. The light is for the good part of life. And the dark is when things were tough. Is there more to it than that ? I remember on one of the shows Eleanor did that she told the meaning of the colors. And I cant find it any where. Any info would help.

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auntjana
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Re: Meaning of Log Cabin colors

Post by auntjana » Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:27 pm

The only thing that I have heard is that the red is for the hearth/heart of the home - that is why it is the center of the block as it anchors just as it does in the our homes.

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Re: Meaning of Log Cabin colors

Post by FarmChick » Sat Aug 04, 2012 3:44 pm

I believe yellow centers mean light in the window for a welcome home.

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Re: Meaning of Log Cabin colors

Post by #1quilter » Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:47 pm

I also heard the center red square is the heart of the home.

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Re: Meaning of Log Cabin colors

Post by fabricgirl » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:59 pm

How about the underground railroad by EL this might shed some light .



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Re: Meaning of Log Cabin colors

Post by grammiequilts » Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:34 am

Also heard something about black in the center

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purrfect-lady
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Re: Meaning of Log Cabin colors

Post by purrfect-lady » Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:15 pm

All I've ever heard is that red centers represent the heart/hearth of the home, too. But everything else makes sense. If it's not already a tradition, we should make it so!

Joannequilts
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Re: Meaning of Log Cabin colors

Post by Joannequilts » Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:02 pm

Seems like I remember that black in the center means a "safe house" in the Underground Railroad.

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Re: Meaning of Log Cabin colors

Post by Tess » Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:35 pm

I heard the light side of the blocks is for good times in the home and the dark is for bad times.

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Re: Meaning of Log Cabin colors

Post by toekeyotow » Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:17 am

I'm with Jana on the red being for the heart/hearth of the home.


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