Can’t  say I’m thrilled with this one … Got a late start and have dinner plans so decided to quilt something quick. First, I needed to piece a batting. Usually I’d machine stitch this but didn’t want to set up the sewing machine – yeah, like hand stitching it was quicker. Normally if was going to hand stitch it I’d use hand quilting thread – couldn’t find the bin with that so used this size 12 perle cotton. 

I also had some tension issues even though it was the same thread I’d had on the machine yesterday that stitched beautifully so I had to spend extra time tweaking it and in the end, the brown thread probably wasn’t a good choice – I think it looks kind of busy. Maybe green thread would have worked better but it’s done and in the pile to go back to FL for binding. 

6 thoughts on “Quilted

  1. Darla

    Mary, I have to laugh because I did the same thing one time…hand stitched batting scraps together because I already had my straight stitch matchine set up for free motion quilting…and did not want to get the zig zag machine back out. Sheesh!

    Your little quilt is adorable though…nothing there to have regrets about.

  2. Bunny

    I always drizzle the thread over the top first, yet that doesn’t always help. However, for kid quilts, I think a little more bold is just fine!

  3. Penny G

    I like the brown thread even though I acknowledge the busy factor. I like the fact that the quilting is prominent.

  4. Lizzy Hentze

    I think it looks great Mollie. Green would have been the obvious choice but if I wanted something a little different, I might have gone with the orange/ochre colour of the star border & some cows. No matter though, the end result with be loved regardless. 🙂

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