I started the quilting on the log cabin quilt. I'm going to give this to a man-friend and wanted it quilted instead of tying it. It's been a couple of years and the first few feet were not as even as I would like but, they're on the first row of the log cabins so it doesn't show as much :D
I did the first row of strips first because I wanted to lock it in place from edge to edge before I started on the border. I can't find the thimble that I loved and I didn't find one like it at the store so I got a standard one with a flat end. It's not working for me. The one I had was beige and it was open on the top where your fingernail would be. It had a lip on the end like a fingernail and a little groove/hole for the needle. It was like using my fingernail. I'm using my fingernail now. I'm going to have to look again and get some more types to see what feels right.