Thursday, October 21, 2010

Liberated Log Cabin - progress

Remember this quilt?

Well, I started quilting it last night...

My plan is to cross hatch the whole thing, using royal blue Perle cotton no 8 in the dark areas and maybe pink or yellow in the light areas.

The only problem is, the logs are liberated, so I think I want the quilting to be "unliberated", if you know what I mean.  I mean, I want the quilting to be as neat as possible.

The quilting lines are about one inch apart, but they are pretty uneven looking.  I found it quite stressful as I was quilting, trying to keep the lines straight just by eye.  I think if I mark the quilt with straight lines it will take all of the worry out of the project.

Any suggestions for what to use to mark my quilt?


Miranda said...

Looking Great!
I would say a chalk pencil but they can be a bit annoying to rub off.
What about 1 inch masking tape? Then you just have to stitch along each side of the tape :) You would probably have to add the masking tape as you finish each line though.
Hope that helps!

Kathie said...

yes thats what I use masking tape or painters tape
comes off easily and great to quilt down each side.
I usually use 1/4" tape , I find it easier to work with and more flexible in the hoop
the larger pieces of masking tape seems to fold up and crease.
the painters tape doesn't do this but is much more expensive
you can buy the 1/4 inch tape at the quilt shop or at michaels, or a car supply store, they use it for detailing cars....

woolywoman said...

painters tape, or a carpenter's chalk line

Kathleen said...

Looking amazing Sarah. Can't wait to see the finished product :)

Lori said...

Wow! It is looking great! My recommendation is the Hera marker!! It si perfect for straight lines and no marking with pen/pencil or chalk!!