Saturday, September 4, 2010
Quilting + College Football = Happy Saturday
With the sounds of helmets hitting and whistles blowing in the background, I stitched the final stitch of my 2010 quilt! A blend of bold colors and whimsical prints from designers Anna Maria Horner and Heather Bailey - all stitched together to the tune of Amy Butler's quilt pattern - makes for a bohemian and free-spirited covering for our Master Bed. I machine pieced and machine quilted most of it.
I love the look and energy of hand-quilting, though, and so I decided to hand quilt around the "bulbs" (which also served as a way to applique them on). I made a larger stitch, using perle cotton embroidery thread, which you can learn how to do here. It goes much more quickly and looks really pretty.