The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Big Stitch


Have read some talk and even a new book on the Big Stitch. I love it, especially working by hand on prim quilts, easier, faster and the look of hand did prim. I made this quilt back in 2007, A Penny Saved, you all have probably already seen it once, but I did use the big stitch to hand quilt it, barely shows on the closeup since I used a black crochet cotton thread. I now prefer the perle cottons for wool and linen or crochet cotton for cotton prim items. I want you to know I hand appliqued all those circles. The quilt is all Moda cotton fabrics.

10 comments:

  1. I like using floss for hand stitching, shows up nice and a durable thread. Love that piece, you did a beautiful job on it.

    Debbie

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  2. You know I made this quilt from your pattern!In pinks and browns. Mine is on the back of our sofa. I did not hand applique mine. I did it on the machine. I also machine quilted it. I LOVE IT! You did a fantastic job working this pattern up!

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  3. I remember that quilt! I loved it so much! Still do!

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  4. I don't remember this quilt (and I've watched your slide show several times) so it was a treat to see all the circles. You're so proliferate ~ just wondering where you hang all those quilts! Love this one.

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  5. I too love the big stitch quilting, I'm quilting a Japanese quilt at the moment in dark chocolate brown big stitch, perle thread of course. I just love how quick and forgiving it is, rustic and prim too..
    Lizzie
    xxx

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  6. It looks as if you used cotton instead of wool! Very impressive. I've always wanted to make something similar out of wool, but never considered using cotton. What you did was a lot more work. Good job!!

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  7. That is lovely!! Great circles too!!

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  8. Very nice, love the quilt and quilting! I think big stitch fits a quilt like this very well.

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  9. For a good while, I wanted to make a quilt like this. Other projects got my attention and I never did. Yours is good!

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  10. I love that quilt! Mine is still a work in progress. Pennies are all cut and appliqued to one another - now to applique them to the background. So many handwork projects . . . so little time *S*

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