I just finished another project
using Big Stitch quilting.
It can change the look of a
piece and give it more texture.
I really love this Moda red and white
fabric and the faux Redwork.
I added some decorative stitches but
it still looked too plain and boring
So I decided to try adding some
Big stitch quilting to it.
It changed the look completely!
It's now more interesting, has texture
and more pleasing to look at.
I also added some french knots.
And also stitched around the flower
I mentioned in another post about
using Aunt Lydia's crochet thread
size 10. It looked nice but it's
hard to go through the fabric -
I could only stitch one stitch at
I also tried DMC cotton Pearl
size 5 but it too was too thick.
The red (above) DMC no. 8 is much
better. You can take 4 to 5 stitches
at a time. And it's 100% cotton and
In my area the color choices are
limited. I only found red, blue,
white and ecru. But I have found
that Joanne's fabric and craft store
on-line had a great variety of colors!
Now that the weather is warming up
a bit; I can sit on my deck and stitch
in the sunshine. Which makes me very
Which reminds me - the other night
while cleaning up the deck; I heard
hundreds of crows. It happens every
fall and spring. They make such a
racket and it fascinates me to watch
them flying from tree to tree back
in the farmer's field next to
I grew up in the city so I really
enjoy watching this spectacle.
What I don't enjoy is when the farmer
man starts putting down the manure right before planting time! phew! I had just hung
out some of my laundry when he
decided it was time to fertilize
the field! I had to take my laundry
Have a great week and happy quilting!