Okay, so we've already had one quilting design for this log cabin quilt made by Meredith K.
But this is really just scratching the surface! There are so many other patterns and designs we could do.
In fact, when I was designing the first version of this quilt top, I realized that the rays could get a bit distracting in the border. I played around with it again and only changed the border design.
It just goes to show that you can change ANYTHING on a quilt and come up with something totally different.
Here's the quilt with a new border design:
I personally like this better because it makes a dramatic difference between the quilt top and the border.
This design will be relatively easy to mark. First starch and iron your quilt top. I personally use Niagara brand spray starch which comes in a squirt bottle (not an aerosol can).
You want your top to be as stiff and straight as possible, so be careful not to stretch or skew your quilt top as you iron it.
Then take a clear, rotary ruler or just a yard stick and mark your lines. For a bed quilt, space them around 1-2 inches apart. For a wall hanging or show quilt, space them no bigger than 1/2" apart.
Again, this is a great design for a bed quilt. It won't take you forever to quilt, especially if you free motion quilt the lines rather than use a walking foot.
In a smaller quilt show this might do quite well, but if you really want to go for the ribbons, fill every other space with dense filler quilting.
As time consuming as it would be, double pebble or escargot would be a beautiful texture to fill this quilt with!
Now let's go quilt!