I have long admired the beautiful effect of hand quilting. I’ve even attempted it before, but it didn’t turn out quite as I hoped. Something about burying my threads and keeping the stitches even made it oh so unfulfilling.
Next week I’m going to be taking a hand quilting class (I need all the help I can get!) so I thought I’d share a photo of the fabric and thread I selected. The supply list calls for 1 yard of material and 5 spools of coordinating size 8 Perle thread. I can’t decide between these two Anna Maria Horner prints, one in blue and one in pink, so I’m bringing them both and hoping to make a decision once I get there. Of course I’m also hoping that some day I’ll finish both coordinating pillows. A girl can dream, right?
Have you seen this Perle thread before? I’ve purchased mine from Quilt Taffy, Pink Chalk Fabrics, and even at Joann’s. Do you have a favorite brand of needle to use? I have a feeling that having the right needle will make the stitching so much easier. But just like learning to sew, figuring out what works for hand quilting will be a process.
Here is what this photo shoot really looked like! There are always two cats helping.
And if I’m inside the house, I am lucky enough to have a bird assistant, too!