Sunday, February 15, 2015

Big Stitching


I've been  big stitch hand quilting a very wild and colorful sampler top with perle #8. 





This is the back and is actually a very dark green fabric but the flash kind of washes it out. I wanted a darker fabric so the stitching would show up on the back. 


Here's the top I'm working on.  It was a sampler of all of last year's Block Lotto blocks designed by Sophie who runs Block Lotto.  I used complementary colors in all of my blocks.  It's a large 80 x 80 quilt. 

Doing any hand stitching? 

13 comments:

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I love your tin with all those gorgeous threads on top of the vivid blocks... It makes me want to try this on a smaller piece. Do you use a different batting for hand quilting?

Quayceetatter said...

Love all the colors and stitching. I have not quilted with perle #8.

Kaja said...

My favourite sort of quilting! And I love your top; it looks great.

Lisa J. said...

Gorgeous. I love your use of colour. What a happy quilt.

Julianne said...

Gorgeous!

Sally T said...

It's incredible how you got all of those crazy rock star blocks to play so well together. Hard to believe all of your close-ups are in one quilt...until you see it.

CathieJ said...

I have a ton of those little balls of thread that I inherited. Now I know what to do with them. I never thought to use them for my quilting. Love your quilt.

Alycia said...

Beautiful!!

Mystic Quilter said...

Amazing and beautiful! Just my sort of quilt.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

I love the look of big stitching also.I think I may have a bug as the day progressed I started feeling worse and worse. Just aching and chills sure hope it doesn't get worse. So no stitching for me today!

audrey said...

That big stitching is looking fabulous! Great choice in the backing--it really shows the stitching well.:)

Sue G Johnson said...

What a fabulous quilt and the big stitching is just perfect for it!

Ann said...

Such a cheerful sampler. You made great choices all the way along: fabrics, backing and large stitch with perle. Congratulations.