This big log cabin quilt was created with some lovely autumnal scrappy fabrics.
How to quilt it? I stitched in the ditch around the large blocks first, to stabilise it. Then countered the geometric nature of the log cabins with large spirals in a variegated thread, morphing into squared-off headbands, and then into open headbands. So there are three quilting motifs in this quilt. In the border I echo stitched a straight line (using the Line Tamer ruler) about half an inch from the seam line.
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- Top: Fil-Tec Harmony ‘Tweed’ (40 wt, cotton, colour 14076)
- Bottom: Fil-Tec Magna Glide Classic pre-wound bobbin (light tan)
Photos of all the Community Quilts I’ve quilted are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rhondamadeit/sets/72157630291250200/