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Thread: Need Quilting help for Log Cabin top

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    Senior Member Snooze2978's Avatar
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    Need Quilting help for Log Cabin top

    Hello! I've been racking my brain trying to figure out what pattern(s) to use for this log cabin quilt top for my mother. Its 96 x 96 so not a small quilt by any means.....at least for me its the largest one I've made. My mother doesn't care what I put on it so she's no help to me. I've tried to find other log cabin quilts for ideas but still nothing is catching my eye. I have a robotic system which I use most all the time.........in fact all the time as I had an 18 inches machine and just got a new 26" Innova this past Tuesday. I still have lots of practice to do but that's all the fun of a new toy. I'll be getting the robotics installed on her in December so I won't be starting the log cabin till the new year. Any suggestions would be helpful. Here's a photo of it. Sorry if the photo is so large. Haven't posted much here to know how to do it correctly. It was so large I had to lay it on the driveway to photograph it back when I lived in Florida. I'm now in Iowa.

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    Suz in Iowa
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    Hi, I've made several log cabin quilts and this is how I quilt them. I quilt around the center square (some times called the chimney) then around each row of logs. What I end up with is a square within a square with in a square etc....I hope you can understand this. The finished effect is quite beautiful.......
    Jean
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    I can't help with quilting ideas, but wanted to tell you your quilt is beautiful.

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    Love Log Cabins and you have a winner there.

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    I've seen a number of log cabin quilting patterns that quilt each block, in 2 patterns (one for the light, and one for the dark section). For example, a stitch-in -the-ditch for one side, and a feather in the other. I think something like this would be beautiful to accentuate your pattern.

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    Feathers would look great in the white space. Here's a close-up picture I took at Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show in 2008 of Judy Martin's Snake River Log Cabin. I've put feathers in my log cabins, never quite this successfully.
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    Charisma has a number of log cabins on here and her website and she does lots of feathers like the image above. It almost looks like a river flowing throught he light space.

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    My log cabin is similiar to yours, and Charisma did mine. Love how it turned out.
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    These Log Cabin Quilts are all just wonderful. Anybody that thinks Log Cabin Quilts are plain janes should look at these posted!!!

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    The quilts posted are just marvelous!
    But if you'd like to use a more traditional design, the Baptist Fan was commonly used on these quilts over 125 years ago.

    Jan in VA

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