Monday, June 18, 2012
Yesterday I put the last stitch into this quilt. I used a variegated green perle cotton thread. The colors in the thread went from a barely there soft green to a dark emerald green. The stitching added some dimension to the quilt and an extra pop of color.
I am really enjoying hand quilting. I am surprised by how quickly a quilt can be completed when you work on it a little bit every night. There is something about the "pop" of hiding the knot that is so satisfying. I wouldn't trade my quilter/friend, Mary, for her creativity and beauty that she brings to my big quilts. But for the throw to crib size, I don't mind hand quilting them at all.
I am still keeping good on my promise to myself that for every quilt I take to Mary for machine quilting, I have to hand quilt one myself. I have one more customer t-shirt quilt to complete and then I am back to working on completing the unfinished projects, block of the month and kits that I have accumulated. It will be quite the summer for sewing and I'm looking forward to many hours of happy stitching as well as sharing more fun giveaways with you in the last six months of my monthly giveaway.