People who truly love quilting for the fabric, the process (over & above perfection), the color, texture, and cheap therapy. Life is stressful. It's good to have random discussions about a quilt in the hoop and the thread on the floor.
I wanted to show the quilt that I'm playing with now. I sewed the top together about two years ago all in one day. I think the name of the pattern is 'Turning 20', but it's been so long I really don't remember! The main thing was, I didn't want to cut some of the fabrics up too much and I wanted a fast, mindless project.
The next quilt to go in the hoop
When I sandwich a smaller quilt, I always have to dig through my leftover batting to find out if I can piece something together. Yep! Three pieces sewn together with a double stitch and then cut very close to the seam makes a big enough piece for this particular quilt. I do so love being frugal.*wink
Pieced batting works just fine too...
It's not a fancy quilt so I decided to play with the stitching. I've been wanting to try out some big stitch quilting with some of that yummy Perle cotton. I had to read up on it and figure out the size (#8) and if I was supposed to use one strand or two and hello? It's pretty obvious after you look at the thread on the roll! I know, I know, I could have picked a quilt that would show-case it a little better, but I'm learning. Maybe when I get my confidence built up I'll try for something more umm, spectacular and showy. lol
Turning 20? I think that's the name of this pattern
So far, so good and it's going super fast too! I think my stitches could actually be a little larger, but for now I'm having fun and not worrying too much about anything.
Big stitch quilting experiment
I can definitely see why this could become addictive.....