Wednesday, 26 November 2014
Love Entwined Progress
It was, we are told, a coverlet. That means just two layers.
I want mine to be a quilt, so I've had it up on the wall whilst I tried to decide how to quilt it.
I think that I'd like to try and hand quilt it - but at almost 3 feet square it will be the biggest hand quilting project that I'll have undertaken.
If I'm hand quilting it (which feels right, as it is pretty much all hand work apart from the compass piecing) then I want to choose something easy to stitch through.
I think that I've decided on a variegated King Tut thread (nice fast colour changes for hand stitching, as recommended by Jacqui Harvey at a workshop some time ago).
Now I just need to baste it and start sewing, rather than wondering about it!
The little stars work out at 2" finished, so each of the 16 squares within it at just 1/2" each. They are reasonably accurate, but not perfect, if I'm honest. Nicely scrappy, though!