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Thread: Simple machine quilting for a Log Cabin Quilt?

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    Hi! New to the forum here but look forward to it!

    I am finishing up my first log cabin quilt and as such, it is a busy quilt on it's own. Can anyone recommend a good quilting "pattern" or other, for the top that will not take away from the log cabin blocks but will still compliment the top? I was already thinking of using an invisible nylon thread for the top thread, but having a hard time figuring out exactly what to do with it.

    My layout is a barn raising set square with well defined lights and darks.

    Thanks!

    My 1st Log Cabin Top!
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    Wow , that is beautiful.....sorry I can't help you with the quilting part but there are lots of ladies here that can.

    I will be watching this one for a LC in blue is on my to do list. :)

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    I will have to do a log cabin. Every time that I see one I like it very much.. Yours is really beautiful.

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    I hand quilted my log cabin by simply going around each square of the block in the ditch. My blocks were finished at 4 inches and the in the ditch stitching looked great when I got it done. You could do the same thing by machine. Its a beautiful quilt. Log Cabin is one of my favorite blocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maryb119
    I hand quilted my log cabin by simply going around each square of the block in the ditch. My blocks were finished at 4 inches and the in the ditch stitching looked great when I got it done. You could do the same thing by machine. Its a beautiful quilt. Log Cabin is one of my favorite blocks.
    That seems very labor intensive even by machine. I'm sure it is beautiful though.

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    Patiently waiting for someone to chime in here with suggestions. I have a wall hanging that needs some TLC and I am not sure what to do either.

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    Beautiful quilt!!! How about feathers in all the light areas, using light beige thread,,, and feathers in the darker areas using a darker thread..???? Quilting will only enhance the beauty of this quilt. Great job!!

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    Beautiful quilt!!! I'm looking to see what others say. I have not finished a log cabin quilt yet!

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    I always do stitch in the ditch on mine. Like the color combo in yours! Great job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by whinnytoo
    Beautiful quilt!!! How about feathers in all the light areas, using light beige thread,,, and feathers in the darker areas using a darker thread..???? Quilting will only enhance the beauty of this quilt. Great job!!
    I agree on this. Anything swirly too. It's so beautiful and also in my top 3 for favorite patterns!! You did a great job :thumbup:

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