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Thread: how to quilt log cabin?

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    Member habell07's Avatar
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    how to quilt log cabin?

    How would you quilt this log cabin block? There will be 5 of them in a table runner.
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    Very pretty. It looks like a courthouse steps to me. Love the colors.
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    Super Member quiltinggirl's Avatar
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    I have quilted some my log cabin quilts with STID and some with free-motion quilting. Both methods turned out great!
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    Super Member hopetoquilt's Avatar
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    If it has a lot of straight lines in the piecing, I prefer curvy quilting like baptist fan or loopy stippling.

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    I'm a feather fanatic so that'd be my first choice! I made a log cabin years ago with a feather in each the dark and light part of the block. I think this is the "court house steps" version, you could google "quilting log cabin quilt" or "quilt designs court house steps quilt" and see what comes up! I get so many ideas just looking up on Google then clicking on "images". Can't wait to see what you do!
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    Junior Member frannella's Avatar
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    [I have quilted some my log cabin quilts with STID and some with free-motion quilting. Both methods turned out great![/QUOTE]

    That's how I would like to quilt my LCQ. Mine is a LCQ with sashing; blocks are 12-inches square. It's also batik and scrappy--no light/dark patterns except for random balance of individual pieces. It's very bright and colorful.

    How did you proceed with SIDing the logs? I have SIDed the sashing, but I tried SIDing one of the logs within a block and it was too much quilt turning with a walking foot. I don't FMQ very well and I find FMQing straight lines a real challenge. But is that how it's done? FMQing the ditches, then securing stitches on one log and hopping over to another log until all logs within the block are outlined?? AFTER SIDing, I plan to do some circular design within the block or rows of trees across the width of the quilt. TIA for any guidelines or suggestions....
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    Senior Member IAmCatOwned's Avatar
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    I am terrible at Stitch in the Ditch. Honestly, any all over quilting works well. Bishop's curve is a good idea.

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    If you want to keep it sweet and simple, log cabins are really tailor made for STID.
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    You could crosshatch it with diagonal stitching
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    Super Member ghostrider's Avatar
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    How about a spider web design. It's fairly traditional for log cabin blocks and would suit your courthouse steps perfectly using both straight lines and curves in the quilting.
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