Thursday, January 3, 2013
Hand quilt: Matt's modern quilt
The project I've decided to make top priority is this modern quilt I've created for my eldest son.
I actually pieced this one some time in 2012... I'm thinking August maybe.
As typical, I had no idea how to do the actual quilting so the top was put aside until inspiration struck!
A couple weeks ago I decided a simple 1/4 inch around the center blocks was a good idea. Quick note on style...I'm using a large tapestry needle and 8mm pearl cotton to quilt it. My stitches are kinda big but I love it! I've used this method before and have never had a broken or snagged stitch. And, the quilts wash up just fine too!
I completed all of the 1/4 inch outline quilting of the center blocks late last week. This week, I've committed myself to doing the inner small border (pictured here). I just love it when you figure it all out!!!