I am used random colours of perle cotton, and stitching in straight lines done the length of the quilt. Straight should be taken loosely here. I am not marking the lines on with anything. I am just starting at one edge and working my way to the far end. I use seams and such to keep me sort of on track.
I love the way the different coloured perle cottons stand out or fade away when they appear on different fabrics. I also love the texture all this stitching is giving the quilt.
It's approximately 80" from one end of the quilt to the other. It is going to take me a while to finish this.
That looks so lovely! It'll be worth the investment of your time :-)ReplyDelete
that is a LOT of hand stitching *she says in total awe.ReplyDelete
Looks devine. Love everything about this quilt.
It's going to be a beauty when it finished, your poor fingers though.ReplyDelete
Enjoy it! It looks fabulous and will give it fantastic texture!ReplyDelete
Are you in a rush? You could always space it out more and bind then fill in when you are less pressured!? Though when will that be?
Looks so nice, something you just want to snuggle up with. It will be awesome when finished, I love all the different colors.ReplyDelete
so SO gorgeous!ReplyDelete
You are the queen of the handstitch - this quilt is going to rock!ReplyDelete
Wow! That is one heck of a lot of hand stitching! AND it looks beautiful! I am so impressed! Really, really must give this a try...ReplyDelete
Wow! That's a stitching marathon! Love all the different colours! JxoReplyDelete
I love that you're using different colours of perle cotton to do the quilting. Thanks for the inspiration for future quilts.ReplyDelete
It looks amazing, Susan! I love all the different colour threads!ReplyDelete
Oh Susan it will be so worth it, it looks stunning! I'm planning on hand quilting my rose stars like this eventually!ReplyDelete
Ooh! I love it! Very inspiring, I just tried my hand at hand quilting with the perle cottons and love it!ReplyDelete
Wowsers. You are very dedicated! But it looks amazing already, it'll be something else once it's finished!ReplyDelete
I love where this is going. I can't wait to see it finished.ReplyDelete
this is looking amazing with all the different coloursReplyDelete
Ooo that's delicious! I love perle thread and the rainbow of colours makes it even more yummy!ReplyDelete
awesome stitching Susan!! Right up my street :)ReplyDelete
Beyond gorgeous. I was just thinking I need a hand-quilting project to slow me down (mentally) this summer. Yours just might be the kick in the pants I need!ReplyDelete
I love the look of the different colours and the *straight* lines. It feels new and fresh.ReplyDelete
And you make it look easy! it isn't, I tried and failed.
Looking great so far!ReplyDelete
It is going to look amazing!ReplyDelete
You do beautiful hand stitching.ReplyDelete
I love the colours. Perle cotton really is lovely stuff.ReplyDelete
Yikesadoodle - it will take you ages but your stitching is pretty perfect!ReplyDelete
It's fabulous - so cheerful with all those colours!ReplyDelete
I swore never ever do this again! But the look is amazing!ReplyDelete
WOW! I do not have the patience or time for hand sewing like that but after seeing yet another gorgeous project of yours I am very tempted. I did go out and buy a whole lot of perle thread after our last conversation...maybe one day.ReplyDelete
That is beautiful quilting! Love it!ReplyDelete
You are so clever, love how this is looking :o)ReplyDelete
Your hand stitching always looks so beautiful Susan. This quilt is going to be so pretty!ReplyDelete
I love the random colours, and your stitching is so even! It'll be gorgeous :o)ReplyDelete
It may take a while to finish but it sure is looking great!ReplyDelete
I know I have said it before but you really do the most beautifully perfect hand stitching Susan!!!ReplyDelete
Keep going it will so be worth it!ReplyDelete
It looks great so far!ReplyDelete
I love the perle stitching, what a great idea to use the different colours. It's a lot of work, but you seem to be flying! It'll be wonderful when it's done!ReplyDelete
The stitching is beautiful. I agree that the way it comes in and out is really neat. Love your work.ReplyDelete
OOOO!!!! It's just spectacular. I love the texture and the specks of color it adds. Just wonderful.ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness this is A-MA-ZING. You know I love hand quilting and using the different colours against all those wonderful coloured fabrics works perfectly. What more can I say. WOW!ReplyDelete
Spectacular! I love the texture your hand stitches are adding and really like the colour changes. All that time and effort are more than worth the gorgeous result. Bravo, you! Happy stitching, Susan!ReplyDelete
I adore it!!! Eek!!!ReplyDelete