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How should I quilt this runner?

Old 02-17-2013, 09:51 AM
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This is my first time making a log cabin pattern. The whole runner is 16x40 inches and each of the "logs" in the cabin in only 1/2 inch wide. I'm not sure how I should quilt this creation. I can do a tiny bit of FMQ and have a walking foot. Would it look ok if I did straight stitches across the diagonal (through the center square), stitch in the ditch around each "cabin", both options together, or...? I'm just not sure. Oh, and I was thinking of a taupy brown to use as thread color - it is about the same tone as the second to darkest of the light blocks. I would appreciate any help and suggestions. I want to be able to have this little runner completed by the end of the day tomorrow. I normally hand quilt, but want to do this with the machine. Thanks!
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:11 AM
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No idea's on how to quilt your runner....Just wanted to tell you how beautiful it is.
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:17 AM
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i agree. it is gorgeous! i haven't tried log cabin yet, but it's work like yours that both inspire and intimidate me. how about something swirly for the quilting? i'm too new at this to be very helpful. sorry!
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:49 AM
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Really not sure how you would want to quilt it, but it sure is pretty!!!
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:53 AM
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Wow, that is stunning, but I will leave the "how to's" to the experts.......I just love your color choices..
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I have seen quilting in the ditch, down the center of the strips, all over designs unrelated to blocks like a shell, bishop's fan, maybe a maple leaf. I did one using a spiderweb pattern I had using some gold thread. It was fun and I liked the finished product.
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Thanks. Most of the fabrics are from Moda's civil war collection.
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love your fabric, it's very pretty
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