Sunday, January 22, 2017

Big stitching progress

Remember this quilt? 

It's the latest one from Jacquelynne Steves, and the Quilt Along just seems like yesterday!

I sandwiched it (turned some backing fabric over to the other side, to have it be a little more muted, the color seems to work better) and got out some of my beloved Presencia threads.

I'm using fairly large stitches as quilting goes -- some call it big stitching, and some have called it sashiko -- I call it relaxing!

I just love the fabric colors, and the colors of the Presencia . . . yummy!

I use a large hoop. I know some folks don't, but that's how I roll!

I will have to post again on this project soon, and show you the back -- it looks so cool!



  1. I am all for relaxing too...enjoy the big stitching. It's lovely!

  2. Love the big stitching. Can't wait to see the back.

  3. I have considered quilting a quilt that way, but I am afraid I would never finish it.

  4. Beautiful quilt and the big stitch makes it even better. I always used a big hoop when I did hand quilting, I think it makes it so much easier to be able to see and sew larger areas.

  5. Great idea! I have some 12 weight thread I could use. What are your plans for the big squares? Can't wait to see!

    1. Hi Liz, your settings are on no-reply, so I needed to answer you here. :) I'll have to note which size I'm using in the thread....and I'm doing some free-hand work in the big squares!

  6. Yes I do remember this beautiful quilt. I love your big stitch quilting on it. It seems perfect. I'm impressed with anyone who hand quilts. I'd never get a quilt done that way, so kudos to you!

  7. It looks pretty, Jacque. I use a large hoop too.

  8. Beautiful quilt and what a perfect way to quilt it. The hand free-motion quilting with Prescenia thread is just going to compliment the quilt perfectly.


  9. Lovely threads that go so well with your fabrics.

  10. I like the idea of big stitching with matching colors. Most I have ever seen was all red!

  11. It looks great, I love the big stitching.


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