Sunday, September 16, 2012

Decision made



With an autumn chill in the air, yesterday I decided to layer & baste this quilt top I completed last December with the intention of having it quilted to use on my bed this winter


Inspired by Carolyn's book on utility quilting, the decision was also made to use cotton perle 8 and big stitch quilting for this top. If you haven't seen this book I can highly recommend it as a wonderful resource for hand quilting.


It is full of good information & techniques with clear step by step diagrams, which is perfect for a hand quilting novice like me.


Once the threads were selected I was on my way......


I'm really enjoying this big stitch quilting & think it suits this top as it has so much colour & pattern.


Having tried a little traditional hand quilting first to compare (sorry didn't think of taking a photo) I felt the latter became lost & not so visible.


Here's a view from the back, ok, the stitching isn't as regular as I would like but I'm not striving for perfection! lol  If you're after quilting something quickly, this is the way to go as it's progressing well ........at this rate I may have it ready for my bed as the weather turns really cold.

7 comments:

Oops-Lah said...

What a gorgeous quilt and the quilting with the perle cotton will make it even more perfect.

Julierose said...

Oh, thanks for the tip on that book--I have ordered it in hopes that I can find a quilting method for my "Woven Wall"--since it was all done by hand...I love that quilt you made--It even looks "Warm". Julierose

Sandra Henderson said...

I am going to order this book!~ I love the look!~ yes, the traditional way is lost and this is so much better. A technique I've not tried!~ Will have to buy some perle cotton. What needle do you use with it?
LOVE this quilt!

*karendianne. said...

Fantastic quilt and a great plan. I've also done a quilt with perle cotton. Glad its coming out so well for you. I just think this quilt is awesome so you can't go wrong!

Shirley said...

Well done to you Giselle, you will have it finished in no time at all and it will be keeping you snug.

Cathi said...

What a beautiful quilt! I think the big stitch quilting is the perfect choice for it. Think I'm going to have to get that book.

Daniรซlle said...

Hi Gisele! Read all your posts on this page and my goodness, you make such lovely quilts, the striped blocks (Love Lucy!!! those eyes are to drown in) and the one with the japanese template hmmm! Don't you just love to quilt big?! I plan on quilting my garden quilt with big stitches too, will be using the Valdani thread and making pictures this way. Was good to be back! Hugs, Daniรซlle