More Experimenting

So I finished this little piece with a facing.

It didn’t feel done. I decided to add some big stitch quilting, but couldn’t find my perle cotton. Ugh. Then I remembered a box of top stitching thread I picked up somewhere and decided to use that.

I liked the way it looked, but the thread seemed too thin so I redid it with doubled thread.

Now the cheap fabric I used doesn’t bother me. I just can’t stop stitching! I originally intended to just hand stitch in a few areas. A few has turned into nearly all!

Daughter #3 asked if I could make a bed quilt like this……gonna have to think about that one!

Have a great day!

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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6 Responses to More Experimenting

  1. This is really awesome! I love the effect you created!

  2. Sandi says:

    I love the hand stitching, it makes all the difference! I love it. Hugs,

  3. lois92346 says:

    Love the hand-stitching! I can’t imagine making a full size quilt (though I think you have it in you).

  4. Diane in AZ says:

    I wonder how it would look if in some areas you stitched a motif. The straight hand-stitched lines could come right up to it, and the quilted lines would act like a printed canvas perhaps?

  5. What fun! I like it, but I can also understand your hesitation on making a bed-sized one!

  6. Diane says:

    Really like the big stitch quilting. To me, it brought the piece to life. Diane

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